* 2/23/09 was my mother's birthday: I called her before catching the bus into work
* I participated in the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Harbor ReDi, a Portland Development Commission project seeking to get contaminated sites near the Willamette River back into use.
* I attended a meeting of the Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, a Multnomah County-wide body overseeing cable TV. It went from 6 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Since I traveled by transit, I arrived home at midnight. Then the next morning I was up early for the....
* Faith-Labor breakfast, an annual event sponsored by Jobs With Justice. I participated in a discussion panel.
* Council work session on the Winter Budget Adjustment requests, in Council chambers
* Regular monthly meeting with Mayor Adams. Discussed the stadium deal, permit center reorganization, Office of Healthy Working Rivers, etc.
* Meeting with government/agency partners to discuss the Office of Healthy Working Rivers
* Community Budget Forum at the Multnomah Center, Tuesday evening. Mayor Adams was there too, of course. Commissioner Fish represented the Council at the Portland Schools Foundation Roast, which they scheduled for the same evening.
* City Council hearings, including the vote on the Columbia River Crossing $4.2 billion bridge. I lost 4-1 on the 12-lane option.
* Regular monthly meeting with Commissioner Fish, talked about the same things as Mayor Adams, plus housing and parks.
* Meet with leaders from the Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management, to review progress on writing new standards for wireless facilities (aka cell towers/antennae) in the right-of-way
* Metro Policy Advisory Committee with Mayor Adams
* Meeting with community partners to discuss the Office of Healthy Working Rivers
* Meeting with Fred Hansen, TriMet
* Daily Journal of Commerce newspaper luncheon, where I was recognized as a "newsmaker" for 2008
* Meeting with Teri Lorenzen, Executive Director of Raphael House
* Meeting with Willie Brown, Executive Director of the Black Citizens Coalition of Neighborhoods
* Visited Central City Concern and listened to residents
* City Club State of the City address
* Met with Sanford Inouye, Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast
* Visited Parkrose High School to talk with Superintendent Karen Fischer Gray regarding funding for new soccer field
* Community and Parents for Public Schools (CPPS) training and workshops, speaker at lunch