Dave Hunt: Oak Lodge missing out on potential state revenue
Former Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt will present an informational session at noon on Saturday, April 10, in the latest Oak Lodge Governance Project community conversation webinar.
Hunt's presentation, titled "State and County Funding Differences for Urban Incorporated and Unincorporated Communities," will provide information on the transfer of revenue between the state and counties. Hunt plans to provide insight into which state funds are solely distributed to cities and not disbursed to unincorporated areas. In the past 15 years, new laws have been enacted that change these financial relationships.
Hunt will also explain how Urban Growth Management Areas work. UGMAs generally are agreements between cities and the county regarding future incorporation, but Hunt promises more insights into their importance for future governance.
Hunt is a longtime resident of Jennings Lodge who served as a state representative for House District 40 (the Oak Lodge area) from 2003-13 and served as speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009-11. He is currently the CEO of Columbia Public Affairs, a legislative advocacy group that provides lobbying and strategic consulting services.
OLGP's regular series, scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, is providing information on Oak Lodge's current governance structure, as well as historical context, background and cultural perspective. It is designed with the residents of Oak Grove/Jennings Lodge in mind, but all are welcome.
OLGP organizers request registration at bit.ly/3vZjhpG for those interested in attending Hunt's informational Zoom meeting. OLGP will open the waiting room at 11:45 a.m. to welcome early attendees. The presentation will begin promptly at noon and conclude by 1 p.m.
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