There were 16 members of the La Grande Soroptimists Club at the Coats for Kids Drive on Saturday at the Riveria Activity Center. Hundreds of boots, gloves, socks and scarves were collected throughout the year to go to families who need them. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
Two local organizations came together this weekend to provide warm clothing for families in Union County.
The La Grande Urban Renewal Agency on Wednesday will consider revisions to the Revitalization Incentive Program Policy, commonly referred to as the “call for projects.” Primary changes involve amending the weighting of criteria, specifically for projects that are for-profit and have a job creation component. Other changes from the Urban Renewal Advisory Commission include adding verbiage to disqualify “undeveloped or bare land” from receiving points under the mitigation of blight criterion.
The URA meets following a regular session of the La Grande City Council. The council will consider an amendment to the city manager’s contract, which would move the city manager’s annual evaluation to coincide with the city’s fiscal year.
The council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the city council chambers at City Hall.