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9 Jul 2015

Washington Fire Chiefs Legislative Report - July

Legislative Session Update

The Third Special Session of the 2015 Legislature began Sunday, June 28 after a tentative deal on the Operating Budget was reached early morning Saturday, June 27.  Both the House and Senate passed the Operating Budget on Monday, June 29, and the Governor signed it into law shortly thereafter, thus avoiding a partial government shutdown.  But while the Operating Budget has been passed, as well as the Capital Budget and new gas tax increase for the Transportation Revenue Package, there is still work to be done, as disagreements linger regarding the potential suspension of I-1351 regarding reductions in class sizes for grades 4-12, as well as on the bonding components of the Capital and Transportation budgets.  It is expected that legislators will return to Olympia sometime after the Fourth of July holiday in hopes of completing their work sooner than later.

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9 Jul 2015

Announcement: Memorial Information for Jim Blankenship

Announcement: Memorial Information for Jim Blankenship
James R. Blankenship II, 61, of Corvallis, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, the son of the late James R. and Noline D. Blankenship.

Jim grew up in California, where his father was a California Highway Patrolman; after moving several times during his childhood Jim graduated from Enterprise High School in Redding, California in 1971. During the following two summers Jim worked for the California Division of Forestry.

Jim moved to Pullman, Washington where he attended Washington State University. While in Pullman, Jim worked for the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. While attending Washington State University, Jim started as a resident firefighter with the Pullman Fire Department.
In 1976, Jim moved to Wenatchee, Washington to join the Wenatchee Fire Department, where he obtained the rank of Battalion Chief. On June 23, 1979 he married Rhea L. Delaney in Wenatchee, Washington.
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9 Jul 2015

5 practical steps to improve accountability

Accountability became a management fad in the early 2000s. Unfortunately, in most organizations, accountability has become a hollow and empty slogan that evokes cynicism and sarcasm. People often wave the “A” word around when they want others to get things done or, more commonly, when they are frustrated with others for not getting things done.

The intention behind the concept of accountability has always been to create an environment that allows people to be clear and honest about what they will deliver, rise above challenging circumstances to overcome obstacles, and substitute excuses with relentless action that achieves great results...

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