Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oregon Liquor Control Comm'n employees creatively seeking to have agency abolished

Man, oh man, this can only be explained by assuming that the OLCC folks in charge are secretly part of the campaign to see the OLCC abolished, in which case, this is a good step in the effort.

This definitely merits the double facepalm of fail. EPIC fail.

Should North HS open its campus even more?

North Salem High School, Salem, Oregon, United...Image via Wikipedia

LOVESalem HQ is in NEN (Northeast Neighborhood) area, which includes North HS. The school has, at least on paper, a closed campus, meaning kids are theoretically supposed to stay on the grounds during the school hours. It would be difficult for the casual observer to know this, judging from the steady flow of kids off the grounds throughout the day.

Now, there's apparently been a proposal to formally open the campus fully, making the de facto reality the de jure one. This has caused some consternation among neighbors who live near the school and who find kids "hanging" out near their houses, doing what kids do when they've got plenty of time to kill (Devils and idle hands and all that). The NEN neighborhood association is holding a special meeting to consider whether to take a position on the question. If you live or work in NEN and are affected by the students now or by the proposed open campus, you might want to attend, or send your comments to Alan Scott, NEN chair.
To All NEN Neighbors and Businesses:
RE: North Salem High School “Open Campus” Policy

I would like to invite anyone interested to attend a special meeting of the NEN Board on Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed North Salem High School “Open Campus” policy. The meeting will be held at Willson House at 1625 Center Street NE in the Activity Room.

Representatives from North Salem High School and the School District have also been invited to share their views about this policy at this meeting.

The NEN Board has not taken a position on North’s Open Campus policy. Before doing so we would like to hear from neighbors and businesses that have had experience with the policy in the past.

Please feel free to send your comments to me via email and I will print and take them to the meeting.

We look forward to an open discussion about this issue and we hope to see you on
Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Willson House.

Alan Scott, Chair
NorthEast Neighbors
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