Oregon government http://kplu.org en Willamette Valley Cities, Counties To Consider 'Compact' http://kplu.org/post/willamette-valley-cities-counties-consider-compact <p>SALEM, Ore. - Local governments in Oregon&#39;s Willamette Valley have made various attempts at regional collaboration in the past few decades. Now, a group is trying to create a more formal relationship. City and county officials meet in Salem Monday to discuss a possible compact to band together on key issues.</p><p>The Willamette Valley stretches from Portland south to Eugene. It includes the state capitol and is known for its diverse agriculture. Some two-thirds of Oregon&#39;s population lives in the valley.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:40:16 +0000 Chris Lehman 3421 at http://kplu.org