View of Chapman Park this evening, photo taken through the fence protecting the park while work is done to repair and restore it. The floodlights helped campers pack up on Saturday, and now beautifully illuminate the gracious trees with their lovely yellow fall colors.
I am very grateful the protesters, police, politicians, and all the people of Portland worked together to bring a peaceful transition from the Occupy Portland camps in the parks, to the next steps of engaging more citizens in making important decisions in Portland, Salem, Washington D.C. and Wall Street. This past weekend marked an important milestone in community and police relations in Portland. Many people hoped for the best and feared the worst. Portlanders showed we can inspire, guide, and encourage each other to be the best.
The work continues. Please see my Next Up at City Council and Coming Down The Pike pages for some of the ways you can be involved.