Portland Parks - Spring Summer 2014 Activities
Bureau of Parks and Recreation Webpage for Programming and Activities
Services Resource List (Draft)
Portland Metro Area Service Listing - Updated in March 2014
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Operation Safe Summer
Multiple Page Pamphlet detailing Youth Programming and Services for 2014
4/7/14 Rally for Equal Pay for Equal Work April 8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RALLY FOR EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
When: Tuesday, April 8th @ 2pm
Where: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.
In recognition of National Equal Pay Day, Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, advocates, and fellow elected officials will rally for the effort to create pay equity for all Oregon workers, sick days as a mandatory right for all workers in Oregon, and the removal of the state’s minimum wage preemption for cities.
“Among many of the efforts to improve workers’ lives, Portland City Council enacted mandatory sick leave last year and now we must move beyond the borders of Portland and ensure that all Oregonians have this fundamental right,” said Commissioner Saltzman. He will join workers, advocates, as well as local and state elected officials in urging our state legislature to make sick days, equal pay, and an adequate minimum wage a right for all working Oregonians.
Contact: Brendan Finn or Stacy Brewster
Phone: (503) 823-4151
3/31/14 City Flag to Be Lowered in Honor of Abused Toddler
On Wednesday, April 2, the flag of the City of Portland will be lowered in honor of 2 year-old Coltin J. Salsbury who died in a motel bathroom on SE 82nd Avenue from physical abuse sustained from his mother’s boyfriend. The suspect has been indicted on murder and assault charges. The City flag will be lowered at City Hall, the Portland Building, Portland fire stations, the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Providence Park.
“It is unconscionable and unbelievable to me that someone could hurt a child to the point of death,” said City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. “If there’s an inkling of abuse or neglect, get the child out of the situation immediately. Don’t wait for things to calm down or to get better.”
Also on Wednesday, Commissioner Saltzman will make remarks followed by a moment of silence in honor of Coltin at the 9:30am Portland City Council meeting at Portland City Hall.
The month of April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which acknowledges the role of families and communities in keeping children safe. Last year, Portland Police Child Abuse Team investigated 294 cases of felony child abuse. All Portlanders can have a positive impact on a child by mentoring or volunteering.
City Council approved a resolution in April 2009 to lower the City’s flag in honor of children who die from abuse, neglect, or homicidal violence. This marks the twelfth time that the flag has been lowered.
If you know of or suspect abuse, call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-509-5439. If you witness abuse, call 911.
Office of Commissioner Dan Saltzman
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 230
Portland, OR 97204
3/6/14 City Employees Fight Hunger With First Repack Event
Portland’s City Hall Atrium will be a beehive of activity as over 50 employees from City of Portland offices and bureaus across the city, including Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Dan Saltzman, will volunteer their time to repackage and label health bars for the Oregon Food Bank. The repackaged bars will then be distributed to hundreds of food pantries serving low-income residents.
The Oregon Food Bank believes that hunger is solved by everyone working together. This event, coinciding with a two-week food drive going on now through March 11 at Portland City Hall and the Portland Building, is designed to increase hunger awareness and inspire individuals to help.
“Thousands of Portland residents face hunger every day,” said City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. “Around this time of year, the bounty of holiday donations begins to dwindle and food pantries look to fortify their shelves. We at the City want to do our part.”
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WHERE: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Ground Floor Atrium
CONTACT: Stacy Brewster, Commissioner Saltzman’s Office
(503) 823-4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org