Disaster Preparedness at the Astoria Armory

Thank you American Red Cross and Northwest Natural for hosting Saturday’s Natural Disaster Preparedness Program at the Astoria Armory. We have much to do to get ready for the inevitable Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. Building awareness is only step one. I will discuss my priorities for preparedness during the mayoral campaign.

On the Campaign Trail: Uniontown

Thanks to Diana Kirk of Workers Tavern for taking the time to give me the Uniontown tour today! Good to meet local business owners and hear concerns. Will be back. Afterwards enjoyed the American Legion dinner and seeing two Eagle Scouts receive scholarships. Thanks American Legion for supporting the community! Emerged to see the Elliott sprouting a rainbow.

Housing, Homelessness and the Economy Shape Astoria Mayor’s Race

By Katie Frankowicz The Daily Astorian Published on August 29, 2018 8:20AM Workforce housing, homelessness and economic diversity will be dominant issues in the Astoria mayor’s race in November, as voters get a chance to set the direction at City Hall. Three contenders emerged after Mayor Arline LaMear chose not to run for re-election and City Councilor Cindy Price withdrew …

Katrina’s Neglected Lesson

Originally published in Government Executive May 15, 2007 Katrina’s Neglected Lesson It’s the people, not just policies, that make a disaster plan work. by Bruce Jones An agency’s resilience in the face of catastrophe depends on fundamental human and organizational qualities. Having the right policies and procedures is only half the battle. For those who endured the hurricanes of 2004 …