Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse
Friday, October 12, 2012
Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
Mission Mill Museum and
Marion County Historical Society
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
Call 503.370.2808 or email email@example.com your reservation by noon,
Wed., October 10, 2012
Register online at www.SalemCityClub.com
Member Lunch, $12
Member No Lunch, No Cost
Nonmember Lunch, $15
Nonmember No Lunch: $5
Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
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Please welcome our newest Salem City Club members:
Alan Pennington, Marion County Earthwise
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Contact Info for SCC
CCTV Broadcast Schedule
SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting on Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.
Salem City Club’s mission is:
“to provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”
Friday programs are hosted at Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill. Doors open at
11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required – firstname.lastname@example.org before noon Wednesday.
October 1, 2012 - Volume 45, Issue 3ECIA
- Election 2012 -
TWO SPECIAL EVENTS!
Tuesday, October 2
State Legislative Candidates Forum
Free and Open to the Public
Districts 19, 20, 21, 22 & 25
The Historic Grand Theater
191 High St. NE, Salem OR
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties, and
the Salem City Club.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
Will Voters Approve Private Casinos in Oregon?
A Discussion of the Pros and Cons
Measures 82 and 83
Co-Sponsored by the Salem City Club and the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties
Join us, Friday, October 12, as we hear about two measures we will find on our ballots this fall. On November 6, voters will decide whether to allow non-tribal private casinos in Oregon. There will be two related measures on the ballot:
Measure 82 would change the Oregon constitution to allow the people of Oregon to decide whether they want private casinos in the state. The amendment would prohibit operation of a privately owned casino within 60-mile radius of existing tribal casino operating on reservation land. The measure would also allow local community citizens to vote for or against a measure, such as Measure 83 focused on Wood Village, even if statewide voters had already approved a measure allowing a private casino in their location.
If measure 83 passes (see illustration below), and the voters of Wood Village approve the proposed casino, 25% of the adjusted gross revenue will go to State and local governments, with the estimated $100 million in annual tax revenue to be divided among:
· Public schools
· Job creation
· Oregon tribes
· Problem gambling programs
· Local and state police.
· City of Wood Village
· Adjacent cities
· Parks and natural resources
Arguments for 82 and 83:
Privately funded casinos will contribute to the economy of Oregon and particularly to the local areas in which they are located.
Under Measure 83, construction of The Grange will utilize 3,000 workers.
Subsequent ongoing operations will create approximately 2,000 full-time jobs with benefits.
The Grange will feature a four star hotel, a non-smoking casino, an outdoor water park, restaurants, a landscaped Mt. Hood View rooftop with a bar, pool and space for special occasions, and other venues such as bowling, movie theaters, and a community meeting space.
25% of adjusted gross revenue will go to state and local governments.
Arguments against 82 and 83:
Measure 82 changes the Oregon constitution. If this measure passes, it will allow more outside influence on gambling within the state - with no clear economic benefit to Oregonians.
The overall culture and values of Oregon are at risk with the added casinos that these Measures will allow. More than 70,000 adult Oregonians have problems with gambling, and adding private casinos will increase addictions to gambling, alcohol and drugs.
The Measures will reduce the revenue generated by tribal casinos that currently support tribal communities, nearby rural areas, non-profits and charitable organizations throughout Oregon.
Small businesses near private casinos may lose much of their Video Lottery Terminal revenue.
There may be increased traffic congestion and crime.
Communities surrounding Wood Village, under Measure 83, will have only a State vote, not a local vote, as to whether the casino is built.
Sustained funding for Oregon education should not be dependent upon our citizens’ private casino gambling losses.
Providing an informational context for these initiatives:
Consulting law practice, Lazenby & Associates
Chip Lazenby has a long career of Oregon public service. He spent seven years in the office as an assistance county counsel as a litigator and general counsel. Besides representing the county in federal and state courts, Lazenby helped Multnomah County create CareOregon and found a way to finance the remodeling of the Donald Long Juvenile facility, avoiding a federal takeover.
Lazenby served as Legal Counsel to Governor John Kitzhaber during the governor’s first two terms. He assisted the governor with judicial appointments, legal legislative policy and negotiated all of the casino gaming compacts with Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes.
He then served as general counsel for the Portland Development Commission for four years. During that time he worked on the South Waterfront developments, the Macy’s-Nine’s Hotel project and helped bring over $500 million in investment equity into Portland through the establishment of the Portland Family of Funds, a public investment bank. He next served as the first on-campus general counsel office for Portland State University. Then, after a year and a half as Multnomah County attorney, Chip started and owns a consulting law practice in Portland, Lazenby & Associates, www.lazenbyassociates.org
Lazenby has a AB from Harvard University and a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Representing interests in favor of Measures 82 and 83:
Rick Metsger, Principal of Parakletos Strategic Public Affairs, LLC, specializes in the development of public policy in the areas of business development and transportation.
Rick was elected to the Oregon Senate in 1998 and re-elected in 2002 and 2006. Rick served as Senate President Pro Tempore from 2009-2010. He has been a legislative leader in the areas of transportation, job creation and finance. He was the chief co-sponsor along with Sen. Vicki Walker of SB408, the utility tax law. He served as chairman of the Senate Business and Economic Development committee from 2005-2010. In the 2005 session he chaired the Senate Transportation and Economic Development Committee where he was chief co-sponsor of the $2.5 billion dollar transportation plan to rebuild Oregon’s roads and bridges. He also was chief sponsor of SB 460, the bill that created 25 shovel-ready industrial sites to help bolster Oregon’s economic rebound.
He earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Lewis & Clark College. Rick started his professional career as a teacher at Sam Barlow High School and later served as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Lewis & Clark.
Rick is perhaps best known for his 16 years as a television anchorman at KOIN-TV where he won numerous honors for reporting excellence.
Representing Tribal and other interests against Measures 82 and 83:
Justin Martin, Owner / President of Perseverance Strategies, Inc., specializes in Government Relations and Public Affairs.
Martin has over 15 years of experience in government, working at the federal, state, local and tribal levels. Justin owns and operates Perseverance Strategies, Inc. His clients include the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, where he is also a tribal member, Defenders of Wildlife, the Oregon Tribal Gaming Alliance, and the Oregon Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
Justin received his Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Western Oregon University. Prior to working in government Justin played baseball in the California Angel’s minor league system from 1988-1992.
Please join us Friday, October 12, 2012, as we host the pros and cons of Measures 82 and 83, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House. For lunch reservations email email@example.com before noon Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM. For more information on this program please go to www.salemcityclub.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Friday, October 19*
Candidates for Oregon Secretary of State
*(Please note the date change)
(Co-Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties)
Friday, November 9, Dr. Ed Dover,
Election Wrap-up and Analysis
Professor, Political Science
Western Oregon University
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Carla Mikkelson, Program Committee Chair
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