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Give your input on a crucial contract NOW!

The Council is in the process of selecting a Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) to oversee implementation of the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement regarding the Portland Police Bureau's interactions with community members experiencing mental illnesses.  The three COCL finalists' presentations are here.  Please comment by 10/30 at 5 p.m. on which candidate you prefer.


Additional information and how to comment is posted here.  An overview of the process and candidates will be broadcast on Portland Community Media, Channel 30, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday October 29, 2014.


For more information, please contact Cristina in my office at 503-823-4124.

October 28, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Volunteers needed for Tree Code Oversight Advisory Committee

Volunteers Needed for the Citywide Tree Code Project Oversight Advisory Committee


In April 2011, City Council adopted The Citywide Tree Regulatory Improvement Project (Tree Code Project) that created a new Title 11 Trees.  The Tree Code Project will improve long-standing problems with the existing regulatory system and promote the continued viability of Portland’s urban canopy.  Budgetary constraints delayed implementation of the Tree Code Project until January 1, 2015. With funding in the Fiscal Year 2014-2105 budget, City staff are working to create a seamless transition from the current Code to the new regulations. 


An important component of this work is the formation of a Tree Code Project Oversight Advisory Committee (Oversight Committee) to monitor and evaluate implementation of the new regulations.  The purpose of the Oversight Committee is to:


  • Provide community monitoring and review of project implementation;
  • Identify problem areas related to project implementation, potentially leading to recommendations for refinement; and
  • Work with the Public Outreach Consultant on issues of importance to community members.   

 Committee members will be asked to: 

  • Provide Development Services (BDS) and Parks (PP&R) staff with input and suggestions during the outreach, education and implementation phases of the Tree Project;

  • Provide staff with recommendations during the monitoring phase of the Tree Project; and

  • Work with the Urban Forestry Commission to guide outreach by the Urban Forestry Commission subcommittee.

The Committee will meet monthly during 2015 and will complete its work with a Report to Council early in 2016. It is not expected to be an ongoing standing committee.  Meeting time is expected to be 2 hours once per month, with the time and day of the meeting to be determined by Committee members.  City staff will provide technical support to the Committee.


The Committee will form in late October 2015 to begin project outreach and education. It will be comprised of seven members: 2 appointed by the Development Review Advisory Committee, 2 appointed by the Urban Forestry Commission, and 3 at large members.  You do not need to be an tree expert to apply.  Ideal candidates include individuals 1) with experience participating in local government activities, 2) with an ability to work effectively with staff and other interested parties and work towards positive problem solving, and 3) who represent underserved communities including communities of color.


If you are interested in applying for Tree Project Oversight Committee membership, please contact my Senior Policy Analyst, Patti Howard patti.howard@portlandoregon.gov using Tree Oversight Committee Membership as the subject of your message.  Send a paragraph about your background and why you would like to serve.   Applications will be processed when received, so please contact Patti soon.  If you have questions, please contact Patti at 503-823-1120.

September 18, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Old Town Chinatown plans

I support most of the Old Town Chinatown Plan passed by City Council on a 3-2 vote this month.  I voted against it because I disagree with two key elements: subsidizing middle-income housing, and not providing adequate parks amenities for new and current residents.  My speech at the vote is posted here: https://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?c=49205&a=500283

August 18, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Technology Oversight Committee Vacancy

A vacancy has opened up on the City’s Technology Oversight Committee (TOC).  I will be nominating a volunteer in the near future. This group oversees large or complex technology purchases and upgrades. Details here: http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/?c=26912&a=355277


Please email my Senior Policy Analyst, Tim Crail tim.crail@portlandoregon.gov if you are interested, using Technology Committee Volunteer as the subject of your message, and stating within the email your experience and expertise with technology systems. Applications will be processed as received, so please contact Tim soon.  If you have questions, please call Tim at 503-823-3988.

Many thanks to Doretta Schrock, who has served as my delegate on the Committee since its inception.

August 4, 2014

Volunteers needed for Development Review Advisory Committee

The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is the City of Portland’s primary community advisory group regarding development review and the Bureau of Development Services' actions.  The DRAC’s members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.  Back ten years or so ago, as a community activist I worked with Bonny McKnight and others in the Citywide Land Use group to make sure the DRAC has balanced representation from all stakeholders - neighbors, large-scale developers, small-scale developers, nonprofits, etc.


The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment.  The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.


The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) provides staff support to the DRAC.  BDS is currently soliciting applications for two vacant positions on the DRAC representing these stakeholder groups:


  • Design Professionals
  • Major Facilities Landowners


If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at BDS, at (503) 823-1028 or mark.fetters@portlandoregon.gov


For more information about the DRAC, please visit the DRAC website: http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=46405.  The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Room 2500B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave.  DRAC meetings are open to everyone.

July 29, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

How to schedule accommodations for meetings needing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters

For City of Portland meetings:


*  Contact the Office of Management and Finance (Procurement services under the Bureau of Internal Business Services).  The website address is: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bibs/26522?  The City has recently hired ASL interpreters, on call based on contracts.  


For other meetings:


*  Contact Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program (ODHHSP) with the State of Oregon.  The website is http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/odhhs/Pages/index.aspx.  You can either make a request online or make a call.  ODHHSP has recently contracting out with a private interpreting agency to coordinate such requests.  Call Jeff, [(503) 947-5183] and see if he could refer you to appropriate private interpreting agency that ODHHSP contracts with.   


*  Look up on the website under http://asnwonline.com/ and schedule ASL interpreters, either call to (503) 447-5000 or click on the button "Request Online."  Do this if the first one or second options are not successful.

June 14, 2014

Portland's oversight of Landslide Hazards

In light of the tragedy in Washington, many are wondering how Portlanders are protected from landslide hazards during review of proposals for new development.  My staff in the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) provided the following summary.


BDS regulates and reviews construction and land division projects in areas of potential landslide hazards. Regulations administered by BDS that provide requirements for development on steep and/or sensitive slopes are in City of Portland codes: Title 24 Building Regulations and Title 33 Zoning Code, as well as the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code [Section 1803].


Geotechnical engineers and technicians in the Site Development section of the Bureau review proposals for construction activities on steeply sloped sites, sites located in environmental overlay zones, sites located in “Potential Landslide Hazard Areas” and sites located in Special Plan Districts. Land Divisions in these locations are required to provide geotechnical engineering reports prior to approval of any lot division.


Here are links to two helpful handouts about that process: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/index.cfm?a=72539 and http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/403947


Permit applications for commercial and residential development on steep slopes requires a geotechnical report. The report must include an evaluation of potential geologic and seismic hazards, including slope instability, and provide recommendations for mitigating the hazard. Site Development staff assigned to these permit applications, review landslide inventory maps prepared by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAM), the geotechnical report, and the permit drawings.


BDS works closely with other professionals in our regional government to respond to reports of hazardous landslide conditions and emergencies. Here is a link to the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management’s website that provides helpful links to residents whom would like to view the DOGAMI landslide inventory maps of the Portland Metro area - http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/53935.  Commissioner Steve Novick is in charge of Emergency Management.  If you have questions about landslide hazards not related to new construction, please contact Erika on his staff.

March 28, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Outstanding public school students win golf-related scholarships

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is helping send three deserving students to college through our Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment (EAGLE) program and the Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation (WGAESF) Evans Scholarship.


PP&R offers the EAGLE program as an outreach opportunity to underserved and lower-income sophomores who attend a public high school located within the City of Portland.


PP&R is proud to announce that EAGLE students Olivia Andersen and Meuy Saechao, seniors at Madison High School, and Quy Hoang, a senior at Franklin High School are the 2014 Evans Scholarship winners.  They will each attend the University of Oregon this fall on a scholarship (tuition and a housing stipend provided). The scholarship is valued in excess of $50,000. 


Andersen, Hoang and Saechao have demonstrated hard work and dedication both at school and as caddies at PP&R public golf courses


As a part of the EAGLE program, Andersen, Hoang and Saechao served as caddies for 80 separate 18-hole rounds during the 2012 and 2013 summer golf seasons.  


The EAGLE program encourages youth to work at golf courses, but also to learn life skills.  It’s terrific that a Portland Parks & Recreation program has contributed to their success and helped them pursue higher education. Congratulations to these three Portland Public School students for their impressive success!


In a highly competitive selection process, the Evans Scholars Foundation selected the University of Oregon as the site for a Scholarship House -- the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, and the first new campus for an Evans Scholarship House in 27 years.  When the house is complete, up to 50 scholarship recipients who will live together as they pursue their degrees. Only 14 other universities nationwide are residential chapters.


About the EAGLE Program


PP&R has sponsored the Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment Program (EAGLE) program for more than 20 years, providing key opportunities for hundreds of area teens.  Including Andersen’s, Hoang’s and Saechao’s awards, nearly 60 of the EAGLE program’s participants have received Evans Scholarships during that time. Scholarships are renewed for up to four years.


The EAGLE program is a unique, cooperative venture between Portland Parks & Recreation and public high schools located within the city of Portland to expose students to all aspects of golf course operation. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage, receive work credit hours, and have a mentor who monitors their progress. In addition, there are scholarship opportunities available from their involvement in our program. 57 students have successfully completed college on Evans Scholarships received through our EAGLE program.


Only sophomores are eligible to apply for this two-year program. Students who are selected for the program work in the clubhouse or on the golf course at minimum wage. All participants are required to work full time during the summer.


Other eligibility requirements are:


*   Must have good attendance in school

*   Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5

*   Must come from a financially disadvantaged family

*   Must go into the EAGLE Program with the expectation of 



A history of interest in the game of golf is NOT required. EAGLE students successfully completing the program become eligible to apply and compete for an Evans Foundation Scholarship in their senior year. This scholarship provides college tuition and a housing stipend at the University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years, which is equivalent to a total exceeding $50,000.


The summer 2014 golf season is almost upon us, and PP&R’s EAGLE program is now accepting applications from qualified sophomores currently enrolled at high schools located within the City of Portland. Interested parties should contact Carolyn Lee at carolyn.lee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5076.




Awarded by the Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation (WGAESF).


This scholarship provides college tuition and a housing stipend at the University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years, which is equivalent to a total exceeding $50,000.


According to the Evans Scholarship website:




“…the award provides a housing stipend and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Currently, more than 850 caddies are attending college on scholarship; there are more than 9,000 Evans Alumni across the country. Most Scholars attend one of the 14 universities where the Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House.


The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 100,000 golfers across the country, as well as Evans Alumni and proceeds from the BMW Championship.”


Portland Public Golf manager John Zoller is a proud member of the 9,000+ Evans Scholarship alumni.


Zoller says that famed golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr. grew up in the Chicago area in the early 1900s. Evans earned money by caddying at the local country club. Wanting to go to college, he found that he could not afford it nor was there anyone to help him.


In the early 1920s, Evans won both the US Amateur and the US Open golf tournaments, and with the victories came considerable wealth and notoriety. Determined to help others in his former situation, he started the Evans Foundation. It is currently the largest privately funded scholarship program in the world, with more than 9,000 alumni.


The requirements for an Evans Scholar are based on financial need, good citizenship, being in the top 10% of one’s high school class, and two years either caddying or working in the golf business.




One Great City, Five Great Courses


Portland Public Golf offers affordable, quality golf to Portland's residents and visitors. Our five golf courses are conveniently located around the metro area to offer unparalleled access to our nationally recognized courses: RedTail, Eastmoreland, Rose City, and Heron Lakes (Great Blue and Greenback).


Whether you play once a year or three times a week, our beautiful courses provide the perfect venue for a business meeting, charity or corporate event, or just a chance to enjoy the game.


Portland Public Golf provides private and group lessons, banquet and meeting facilities, concessions, and Pro shops at each of our courses.


Please visit our course pages to learn more about the events and amenities at each location, or to reserve your tee time online.



For more information, call 503-823-5300 or visit www.portlandparks.org  

March 4, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Applications invited to join the Parks Board

All Portlanders are invited to consider applying to join the Parks Board, an important advisory group for Portland Parks & Recreation and its Commissioner.  Information about the volunteer position is posted here.  Appointments are approved by the City Council, acting on the recommendation of the Commissioner in Charge and the advice of the current Parks Board.


The Parks Board currently meets monthly, from 8 - 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.  Members are selected to represent the broad range of demographics and parks interests of the city as a whole.  If you are interested, but unable to be at City Hall in this timeframe, please email me.

February 25, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Job opening for Compliance Officer/Community Liaison for the Police-Department of Justice Settlement Agreement

The City of Portland is seeking applicants for the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison position required in the Department of Justice Settlement on police reform. Please see the application information posted here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/mayor/article/479352


and pass it along to anyone you know who is qualified and may be interested.

February 4, 2014Comments (2)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Mountain Biking in Forest Park and other Portland Parks

 A couple of weeks ago, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) staff and I informed the Northwest Trail Alliance's leaders that we cannot move forward with their proposal to build a mountain biking trail adjacent to Fire Lane 5 in Forest Park. This project was initially considered while Commissioner Fish was in charge of PP&R. There are three main reasons why I have made the decision to halt consideration of a new trail. First, Parks has no funding for a major construction project in Forest Park – neither for a new biking trail, nor for significant natural resource restoration or pedestrian improvements. We have neither staff to plan more projects, nor money to build them. Second, PP&R leaders and I believe that a citywide Master Plan for cycling recreation is needed prior to embarking on individual projects. And third, once we evaluated the proposed trail on the draft criteria in the Forest Park Project Objective Screening Tool [see here], it became clear that the project would likely not pass Environmental Review in relation to the Forest Park Natural Resources Management Plan. The POST is a tool which staff will use for initial evaluation of development and improvement proposals for Forest Park that would have some impacts in relation to the environmental, recreational, and/or wildfire aspects of the Natural Resources Management Plan.



Portland Parks has a list totaling over $400 million in identified Capital Improvement Projects desired in the community. There is very little funding to address these needs. The Parks Budget Advisory Committee has worked hard over the past four months to review the bureau's finances and recommend additional funding requests to be submitted to the Council for the 2014-15 City Budget process. While about $300,000 was added to PP&R's maintenance budget in the fall Budget adjustments, PP&R has over $450 million in deferred maintenance needs - including many projects in Forest Park. While a citywide recreational cycling Master Plan is surely needed, PP&R doesn't have General Fund resources to allocate to the project at this time.




When funding is available, and when all sides are ready to collaborate on a Master Plan for cycling facilities in Portland's parks, we will conduct a citywide public process to discuss and decide where to provide mountain biking trails and skill parks in the City of Portland. This Master Plan process will hopefully include working with other regional park providers. In the meantime, I invite leaders of cycling interest groups to work with PP&R and me to educate cyclists who use Portland’s parks regarding shared stewardship of parks and natural areas, and about the significant funding challenges faced by PP&R.




PP&R will be working to address illegal use of parks and natural areas by cyclists not using approved trails. Our natural areas in particular are essential for providing wildlife habitat and improving water quality by protecting native vegetation and trees. There are inherent conflicts with co-location of certain recreational activities, including safety issues for cyclists, hikers, runners, joggers, birders, and strollers. That’s why we need a City-wide (preferably regional) Master Plan.




There is a range of mountain biking styles from casual rides with family to professional level training rides. Not all parks are suitable for all types of mountain biking. A Master Plan would guide us on what makes sense where, and help to provide a quality user experience for all park visitors. PP&R currently lacks funding and staff for a Citywide Master Plan process. The project will be considered for prioritization in the 2015-16 budget planning public process.

February 1, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Forest Park Project Objective Screening Tool

In January 2014, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) published the approved version of the Forest Park Project Objective Screening Tool (POST), posted here.  This methodology for initial screening of proposed projects in Forest Park was developed by PP&R natural resources staff, with public input over the first six months of my tenure as Parks Commissioner.  The POST provides a summary of previous studies relating to this jewel in the crown of Portland's parks and natural areas, with important factors converted into a scoring grid that evaluates proposed projects to see if they would be likely to pass Environmental Review under the Forest Park Natural Resources Management Plan's standards and approval criteria.


Other information about Forest Park Management Initiatives is posted here.


If a project passes the initial test of getting by the POST, staff will evaluate whether there is funding for planning and constructing the facility.  If the answer to that question is Yes, then an appliction for Environmental Review will be prepared, with defined levels of public input to the Bureau o f Development Services on whether the proposal meets the applicable standards and approval criteria.  If the application for Environmental Review is approved, the project will move to the construction phase after receiving approval of necessary permits.


Currently, there is very little funding available for new projects in Forest Park.  The entire PP&R has a backlog of over $400 million on the list of desired new projects, and over $450 million in needed deferred maintenance.  Neighborhood parks leaders have formed district/coalition parks committees to give advice on funding priorities in each area of Portland.  Please contact your neighborhood office (call 503-823-4000 to find out your local information) and join these discussions. When individuals contact me to advocate for a particular need or park, I refer them to the Parks Committee in their area.  There is not enough money to do all the needed improvements, and the Parks Committees are crucial for advising me on making the difficult choices for priorities.

February 1, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Two new parks for East Portland

On Thursday, I announced that Portland Parks & Recreation will be investing over $12 million from funds paid by developers of new construction, to build two new parks in East Portland.  Full details here.


Over the next few weeks, there will be further announcements about investments to expand parks facilities in every neighborhood district/coalition area of Portland.  I appreciate the input of community parks enthusiasts who have helped prioritize where to spend scarce resources.  While the amount available is far short of the $400 million needed to provide all the needed facilities on the Parks Capital Improvement Project list, it is wonderful to be able to get started on addressing the backlog.


Please note that this source of funds, System Development Charges, may only be used for new construction, by state law.  It may not be used for maintenance or programs.  Thanks to an ordinance passed by Council in 2006, all new Parks facilities are allocated additional General Fund ongoing funds to pay for operations and maintenance of the new feature.  So adding new parks does not increase the $450 million deficit in Parks maintenance for the entire portfolio of 206 parks citywide.

February 1, 2014Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Volunteers needed for Golf Advisory Committee

Portland Parks and Recreation and I seek new members for the Golf Advisory Committee


The 10 member Golf Advisory Committee advises the Parks & Recreation Director and the Commissioner in Charge of Parks on Golf program related matters.  These include the Golf program’s Strategic Plan, operating budget and capital improvement projects, concession sales, management and lease contracts and proposals, marketing of the system, attracting more participants, and any other matter that furthers the public interest toward the development and operation of one of the best municipal golf systems in the country. 


Members of this Committee are appointed to a three year term.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at noon.  Serving on the Committee provides members with complimentary passes to allow each volunteer to play at each of the five public golf courses once each season (20 passes annually), in order to be aware of conditions, needs and opportunities at each course.


Our 90 year old system is one of the best in the nation. Our public courses provide affordable recreation, and multiple environmental and neighborhood benefits on more than 600 acres of valuable urban open space.  People representing underserved communities, such as youth, socioeconomically-disadvantaged players, and diverse areas of the city are especially encouraged to apply.


I would like to hear from anyone who is interested in preserving and expanding this legacy for generations to come by serving on the Golf Advisory Committee.  Please contact Tim Crail in my office at 503-823-3988 to request an interest form.  Applications are due no later than noon on Wednesday, January 8.   I hope you will share this invitation with those who may be interested. 

December 18, 2013Comments (0)Post a Comment (Sign-In Required)

Volunteers needed for Adjustment Committee and Historic Review Commission

The Bureau of Development Services and I seek volunteers to serve on two important community advisory groups that make decisions on development applications.


The Adjustment Committee holds public hearings to consider appeals of Adjustment decisions rendered by Bureau of Development Services staff.  Adjustments are requests to modify the development standards of the Portland Zoning Code (Title 33).  The Adjustment Committee meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, if necessary, during normal business hours.  Each meeting typically lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours.


Committee members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed  The terms are a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full terms.  The Committee consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office.  The Committee must include three persons representing the public at large; two members in urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture; and two members experienced in engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development.


There are currently two vacant Adjustment Committee positions.  One must be filled by an individual representing the public at large (not from one of the named professions), the other by a professional representing engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development interests.




The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development in Historic Preservation and Conservation Districts.  They also review appeals of smaller scale proposals to existing designated Landmarks, and alterations to existing structures in Historic Preservation and Conservation Districts.  The Historic Landmarks Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, during normal business hours.  The meetings can last from 2 to 4 hours each time.


Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed.  The terms are a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full terms.  The Commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office.  The Commission must include a historian with knowledge of local history; an architectural historian; an architect; two members from the following: landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines; and two members at-large.


There are currently two vacant positions on the Historic Landmarks Commission, both in the "public at large" category.


Applications should be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience, or a resume.  Applications should be submitted by January 8, 2014.


Applications from underrepresented communities such as people with disabilities, bilingual and/or bicultural individuals, and community/neighborhood advocacy groups are particularly welcome.  Appointments are made by Council, with recommendations from the Commissioner in Charge (me!) and my staff.


We hope to have the positions filled in January 2014, with a potential start date at the end of January 2014 for the Historic Landmarks Commission, and February 2014 for the Adjustment Committee.  For more information about the Adjustment Committee, please contact Douglas Hardy with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7816, or Douglas.Hardy@portlandoregon.gov


For more information about the Historic Landmarks Commission, please contact Tim Heron with the Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7726, or Tim.Heron@portlandoregon.gov.


Interested citizens should contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 for the application form.  The form may also be accessed through the ONI website at www.portlandonline.com/oni.


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Dr. Herman Frankel on the City Council's Corporate Personhood resolution
26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Skanner Foundation breakfast
TriMet budget survey
City Socks Drive Successful Again
56 days that changed my life
Iraqi Society of Oregon Cultural Integration Series Graduation
Great jobs in the Plumbers and Steamfitters trades
Hillsdale Mural Celebration
Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen
Willamette River Recreation Strategy - comments requested
Volunteers of America Home Free Event
Service Coordination Team Graduation
A young life lost - How you can help
Sisters of the Road Auction on now through Dec 1
Constitutional Rights of assembly and governance
Native American Heritage Month Marketplace
Patience and sleep-deprivation
City of Portland's bank use
Office of Equity and Human Rights Seeks Director - Job posting sent nationwide - please forward to qualified people who may be interested
Occupy Portland camps endanger vulnerable people
Central City Concern Homeless Action fundraiser
Emergency TEST this Wednesday Nov 9 - do NOT call 9-1-1
Spirit of Portland Awards
Clara Peoples, Mother of Junteenth in Portland
Margaret Carter PCC Technical Education Building Dedication
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Gretchen Kafoury
Occupy Portland
Letter Carriers Union Rally
Shine a Light on Addiction and Recovery
Changing Police policies and procedures
Please complete the Street Roots survey
City Internship, City Job
Improvements to the Time, Place and Manner ordinance governing liquor licensed establishments
Parkrose Centennial Celebration
Walk to End Alzheimers, Walk to Defeat ALS
Remembering 9/11/01, in Portland 2011
Gateway First Reponder Tribute and Citizen of the Year
Office of Equity Creation Hearing
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber fundraiser dinner
Sunday in the sun
Saturdays are for Service
Portland should seek relief on EPA Drinking Water mandates
My vote against the bike rental project
Equity Office Creation Ordinance, Public Review Draft
Somali American Council of Oregon
MAX Red Line successful, Ten Years on
National Night Out
Delightful Sunday Events in SW, NE, SE and North Portland
Weeding the grounds, or building community pride?
East Portland Expo Extravaganza
World Cup Winners
Apply to Serve on the Public Involvement Advisory Council
BOEC User Board citizen members
Volunteers invited for Technology Oversight Committee, and for 2011 Charter Commission
Job Opening in my Office, and other City hiring opportunities
State Legislative Update 6/24/11
Knights of Rosaria
State Legislative Update 6/19/11
State Legislative Update 6/10/11
State Legislative Update, end of May
Information on the Clean and Safe Program, for May 2011
City opens 2011 Spirit of Portland Award nominations
SB 346: Common Sense protections for callers to 9-1-1
The 9-1-1 computer: On time, under budget, and it works
Op-Ed in Street Roots on Street Performers
Vote daily to help Capitol Hill School
Parade Season kicks off on 82nd Avenue of Roses
State Legislative Update 4/29/11
Comments on JTTF Vote 4/28/11
Mid-term statistics
Hollyrood Kindergartners Cuter, Better Singers than Sam and Amanda
Portland's Homes for Heroes program
Rosemary Anderson High School's Roberta Phillip Scholars
Mud, trees, and David Douglas High students
Frosty Trio
News from the Oregon Legislature, 3/21/11
Marshall's Last Princess
Update on Wireless Facilities in neighborhoods
Another example of the benefits of the Commission form of government : the JTTF debate
2011 Charter Commission convenes today, 1/24/11
Street Roots' Analysis on Ending Homelessness
Portland Police 2011 Awards Ceremony
Thank you for using my web site
Successful Second Sock Drive
Oregon Civil Rights Stories Project
Charter Commission, Part 1
FREE Street Stories Film Festival this weekend
Apply to be on the Oversight Committee for the Historical Society Levy
Children, Parents and Partners of Prisoners
Thankful for people with the Spirit of Portland
Portland Community Media Workshop on Digital Storytelling
Updated Information on Leaf Removal Options
Monday Nov 8 Veterans' event at Reynolds High School
Citizen Involvement Statistics from the Auditor's Annual Survey
Questions/concerns about the Leaf Collection program/fee?
Help Beaumont School win a $100k grant
New Record
Congratulations, Commissioner!
Sidewalk Management Citations data
Update on Alcohol Impact Area proposal
Beautiful Mural to combat Graffiti
Proposed Alcohol Impact Area
Opting out of receiving Phone Books
Cigarette butts are a problem
National Women's Health Week
Graffiti Grants announced in Southeast Uplift
My office philosophy
West Hayden Island Resolution 7/29/10
What to do with West Hayden Island?
Funding for basic emergency services
Community Service Volunteers
Uncut version of Wireless OpEd
Council Resolution on Arizona S.B. 1070
Weekend Update
Positive events in East Portland
Great Blue Heron Week
Saving money, sending money
G.R.E.A.T. Graffiti Cleanup
Nominate citizens for the Sy Award
Council Wellness Challenge Activities
Nominate Portlanders for the Governor's Volunteer Awards
Ruffled feathers
Proposed Amendments on Schools and Parks Code Project
Please sign up for the NAMI Walk, 5/23/10
Memorial Coliseum planning
Please cut our budget
Urban beauty
Vote every day, to win Google
Actions for improving community mental health care services
New members needed for the Portland Utility Review Board
Springtime in Portland
Portland's application to Google
Regional Graffiti work
Elder Friendly
$20 million "for bike projects from sewer rates"?
Additional Public Hearing on Independent Police Review changes
Working Waterfront
What you should know about the Census
Prescription Drug Turn-in event this Saturday
Ship Photography
Southeast Uplift wins Community Solar Leadership award
Community and Police Relations work
Working River
Statement on funding for MLS soccer
Filing Non-emergency Police Reports on line
Proud of Portland's 9-1-1 service
Register and Vote
Take a fire safety quiz and help Portland Fire & Rescue
City Superheroes Support Sock Solicitation
Hawthorne Bridge
Spirit of Portland Awards feedback requested
Your Voice requested, on community information technology
Frozen stiff
Safety and Fines on the Portland Mall
Crime Statistics from Multnomah County
Hollywood Veterans' Day Parade
Crime Prevention, Business Promotion, and Community Building in Overlook
Burnside Bridge
Guidance on when to seek medical care for flu symptoms
Coming Down The Pike
Cute Blazer Fan and Terry Porter
Lower Cost Comcast Cable Options
Council Supports H.R. 676, National Health Care Act
Useful Police Services links
Useful Transportation and Street Services links
Oaks Bottom
Preparing for flu season
Sharing Public Spaces Report
Still Soaring
Comments on Transit Oriented Tax Abatement
Labor of Love and Landscaping in Lents
Prescription drug turn-in event
Our Urban Willamette
TriMet Passes for City Employees
Multnomah Days Parade, and more
Sign Up for Kids' Health Care today!
National Night Out parties
YWCA Fundraiser
Comments on the Sharing Public Spaces meetings
Interesting Article on Portland Soccer funding
Conversing about Race
City Lights
Interested in the Rose Quarter?
Restorative Listening
Marquam Bridge
Women/Children's Health Survey
Division-Clinton Parade
Comments on Bull Run water treatment
Bull Run Watershed tour
Comments on PGE Park deals
Recreational River
Yay for Portlanders!
Remember December?
Good discussion!
City of Roses
Comments on Soccer/Baseball
More Progress on Health Care
Thoughts on helping people living outside
Citizen Representative Needed
Comments on 39th/Chavez Street Renaming
Good in the Hood Parade
Good article on Neighborhood Associations
Help with Health Insurance Coverage
2009 Pride Parade
Help Affording Prescription Drugs
Renting and worried about foreclosure?
Starlight Parade
Resolution on Potential Health Impacts of Wireless Facilities
Progress on providing health care coverage for children
Parade season!
Short-term extension on Sidewalk Obstructions Ordinance
Roseway Mural Dedication
From Amanda's Mailbox, on Helping with Homelessness
Made in Oregon sign - update
World Water Day, Sunday 3/22
The Great Soccer Debate
City Council hearings
Columbia River Bridge Discussion
Westside Express Service
Radon Awareness Month - Radon in your home can kill you, and you don't need to move to fix the problem
Citizen Representatives needed - Bureau of Communications User Board
Go Blazers! - Amanda at the January 2nd Portland Trailblazers game
Visual breaks
Join my team
Barge Launch with Tom Sass