Week of 4/12/2010 through 4/18/2010
* Lunch with State Representative Tina Kotek
* Chief Administrative Officer Ken Rust, monthly meeting
* Meeting with Mayor Adams and staff of BPS and ONI regarding equity in the Portland Plan
* Oregon Action Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center's Unto Every Person There is a Name Program, reciting names of victims in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Heartbreaking. Thank you to Jennifer, a citizen taking a break in the Square, whp chatted with me afterward and helped bring me back to today's challenges.
* Meeting with Mayor Adams and staff regarding Memorial Coliseum process
* Office Night Out at Blazer game vs. Oklahoma - everyone paying for their own ticket
* Meeting with Linda Meng and Jim Rice of the City Attorney's Office regarding status of James Chasse lawsuit
* Central City Concern Luncheon and Movie event
* Maria Lisa Johnson, Director, Office of Human Relations, monthly meeting
* Two meetings with Amalia Alarcon de Morris, ONI, regarding budget
* Lt. Mike Marshman, Thompson Morrison, Lisa Turley, Jim Finch, & Patrick Jones re: Police Communications equipment and Project 162 on the Gresham border
* City Council hearings: Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon
* LaVonne Griffin-Valade, City Auditor, monthly meeting
* Irvington School visit
* Sunnyside Elementary School 3rd Grade Classes, two Visits
* Bob Stacey, candidate for Metro Council President
* Larry Collins and Furlton Burns - People, Purpose and Associates
* China Press opening Portland Office celebration, Classical Chinese Garden
* BOEC Director Lisa Turley, monthly meeting
* Tom Miller, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, and Jeana Frazzini of Basic Rights Oregon, regarding proposal for adding transgender surgery to City medical benefits plan
* JOIN Grand Opening on NE 81st. Spoke with Linda Nettekoven after.
* Oregon Partnership Annual Dinner and Auction. Sat next to Loretta Smith, candidate for Multnomah County Commission, who greatly impressed me. I am not endorsing any candidate for that race in the primary. There are many good choices.
* Spoke with State Representative Lew Frederick at several events. He's amazing with his comprehensive knowledge and broad community engagement.
* Didn't make it to the Spiffin' Up MLK work party - I will try again to make it next year.
* Oregon Black Political Convention luncheon with statewide candidate speeches and worksession on Portland Police accountability platform
* Grand Opening Celebration Event and Tour of Daybreak Co-Housing on N Killingsworth in the Overlook neighborhood
* ALS Heroes Dinner & Auction Gala - sat with Ken and his delightful family.
* Toastmasters Club 31 75th Anniversary Celebration
* Dinners with family: Tuesday and Sunday