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“These groups are open to collaboration but there has not been the leadership to unite them in a common direction.”

Citizen Issues Related to Community Life

Housing

“Modular homes have been deed-restricted. They are pricing working people out of the community.”

Youth

“Kids need something to do. There are latchkey kid problems because the parents are working.”

“You know, there really isn’t opportunity for young people. You have to leave, succeed, and maybe return and help the community.”

“In the winter, kids are out of luck. There are more kids getting into trouble.”

Drugs

“They recently made a bust of a meth [methamphetamine] operation by the middle school. The choices we’re making about housing and the local economy are creating social dysfunction, such as drug use.”

Business

A number of residents were concerned about the health of downtown business. The notion of shopping locally has been talked about for years, but seems to be getting added impetus lately. Chamber membership doubled to 475 this year and is cited as evidence that businesses will organize more in the future (The Stayton Mail, 1/30/02). The lack of downtown feeling is obvious to many. Local business owners talked about “that Sisters feeling” or the steps Silverton has taken to showcase its downtown. Some talked of

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