* I met with Office of Neighborhood Involvement staff to learn more about the proposed 311 City action center
* I met with Wesley Buckholz, Laborers Local 483 representative, to hear his concerns on living wage jobs if the stadium deals come through. Also met with drop-in guests from Jobs With Justice on the same issue.
* Regular monthly meeting with Commissioner Saltzman - discussed the stadium deal, the permit center reorganization, and proposed funding for the Sellwood Bridge replacement
* Met with Multnomah County chair Ted Wheeler. Discussed priority County services funding, the potential new urban renewal district in conjunction with the stadium deal, and the Sellwood Bridge.
* Attended The Gathering at New Columbia, a quarterly meeting of community leaders in North Portland convened by Mike Verbout.
* Met with Eloise Dammrosch and other representatives of the Regional Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) regarding their budget.
* Attended a presentation on urban design considerations for the Central City eastside by Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff Arun Jain
* Spoke by phone with J. E. Isaac of the Trailblazers, regarding my questions on the proposed stadium deal and the Rose Quarter
* Lobbied in Salem at the Legislature, encouraging passage of health care insurance for children, avoidance of further raids on 911 funds, and caution regarding proposed pre-emption on regulation of Voice Over Internet Protocol. Met with Representatives Nolan, Dembrough, Shields, Cannon, Kopel-Bailey, Kotek, Greenlick, and and Senators Dingfelder and Monnes Anderson. I was encouraged by what I heard and by the new energy in the Capitol, despite the economic challenges.
* Met with staff on the Superfund and Office of Healthy Working Rivers
* Spoke at International Women's Day event in City Hall
* Spoke at Governor's Commission on Women conference at Portland State University
* Listened at Town Hall in NW Portland hosted by Representative Greenlick and Senator Bonamici
* Attended Alice Toeclips Awards dinner of Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and learned a lot from staff at the Portland Bureau of Transportation table. Turns out funding for Safer Routes to Schools is reduced, but not entirely cut in their proposed budget.