OTOC Housing leaders testify for nearly $1 Million in demolition funds and a new housing inspector

OTOC leaders attended the City Council’s annual budget hearing at on August 11 at  the City Council chambers. Four OTOC speakers supported: $957,000 in city and federal funding for demolition of dangerous buildings—the 3rd year in a row since OTOC first won this increase for 2014. add a housing code inspector position and assure that all housing code inspectors have the training they need to...
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Sr Kathleen Erickson leads 30 people on Aug 5 about detention of Immigrant women and children

On Wednesday, August 5, at 7:00 p.m. at Urban Abbey Sr. Kathleen Erickson of the Sisters of Mercy led a lively discussion about her two months as the interim chaplain at a federal immigration  detention center in Dilley Texas. The center was built to house up to 2,400 women and children who have fled to the US border to escape violence in Central America. Sr. Kathleen described how the the...
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160 people learned about Pope Francis’ Encyclical on July 30 and 35 attended July 23 conversation about sustainable food

It was more than a full house at the Weitz Community Engagement Center on July 30 as an overflow crowd  learned about Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Si"  which lays out our responsibility to care for God's Creation and how we can take action to create a more sustainable environment for the future of our region, state and world. Panelists included Father Dennis Hamm, Professor Emeritus in...
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