3/22/09 - 3/28/09
* Spoke at World Water Day event on Sunday 3/22, after a three mile walk. We were invited to carry a gallon of water around the esplanade, but I already know from schlepping milk from the garage to the kitchen that liquids are very heavy. Women in Africa and Asia carry water the equivalent of the maximum allowed weight of airline luggage.
* Legislative update from our Government Relations staff. We are concerned about the potential for the Voice Over Internet Protocol bill to pass - it would pre-empt future regulation of services not yet even envisioned.
* Meeting with Ann Gardner and Phil Grillo, Schnitzer Steel, regarding the Office of Healthy Working Rivers and the North Reach Plan. They are concerned about the equity of fees and the solving of problems hampering industrial uses of the Willamette.
* Meeting with Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue staff providing more information on the history of the Greek Cuisina code enforcement process. I voted to uphold the lien to pay for the fire watch, after reviewing many pile-inches of evidence.
* Meeting with Mayor Adams's International Relations staff. We are looking for consulatar officers for many countries.
* Regular monthly meeting with Commissioner Leonard, which mostly focused on the Greek Cusina and coordinated enforcement.
* Regular monthly meeting with Commissioner Fish, which covered many topics including housing, Permit Center consolidation, honoring of child abuse victims, etc.
* Attend Citywide Land Use Group meeting, on permit consolidation and Conditional Uses on schools sites.
* Speak at Water Bureau/Women's Affinity Group staff lunch meeting
* Meeting with Reynolds High School school student in my office
* City Council hearings Wednesday a.m. and p.m.
* Metro Policy Advisory Committee meeting at Metro - regional elected officials, reviewing data on economic development. I was late because the Wednesday afternoon Council hearing ran long.
* Meeting with Mark Bello, President of City of Portland Professional Employees Association, to discuss permit consolidation.
* Meeting with David Benson, President of Portland Police Commanding Officers' Association. Overview of PPCOA, discussion of precint reorganization.
* National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) walk kick-off luncheon. I will be walking in their sponsored walk as usual in May.
* Meeting with Shafia Monroe, International Center for Traditional Childbearing. Informative session about her program. Consuelo Vazquez, board member, also attended
* Meeting with visitors from other states being courted by Travel Portland (two reception events)
* Attended Labor-Management Wellness Committee, which reviews benefits for City employees.
* Meeting with Peter Johnson, on his proposed Waterfront Park Amphitheatre Project. which is proposed for the area near Salmon Street Springs. Currently doing a feasibility study.
* Meeting with Maria Lisa Johnson, Director of the Office of Human Relations, regarding documentaion for budget
* Meeting with Cable staff regarding upcoming draft of facilities in the right-of-way regulations
* Phone message left for State Rep Mike Schaufler regarding proposed Voice Over Internet Protocol legislation, which I believe would not be in Portlanders' best interest
* Phone call to Leslie Hildula, Citizens Campaign Commission chair, regarding progress of Report and Recommendations to Council - coming soon
* TV interview with Randy Neves, Channel 8, mostly regarding the Made In Oregon sign
* Watched a barge launch at Gunderson Marine on Saturday morning. Still fun even in cold rain. Gunderson Marine finished the barge two months ahead of schedule, and have orders for four more.
* Spoke at the International Support Women Artists Now Day, Expo Center
Number of weekdays home for dinner with family: 1 of 5.