Week of 7/27/09 - 8/2/09
* I was supposed to be off on Monday, but I went in to City Hall to meet with Mark Larabee and Janie Har of the Oregonian, to work on my comments about treating Bull Run water, and to meet with Mayor Adams regarding an issue in the Office of Human Relations
* Visited Pregnancy Resource Center on NE 9th at Broadway, and learned of the services they provide to women
* Regular monthly meeting with Mayor Adams
* Visited Bureau of Emergency Communications Center to meet with staff and labor leaders
* National Night Out kick-off event in 100+ weather, outside in the Lloyd District
* Interviews for the director of the Office of Healthy Working Rivers
* City Council hearings Wednesday morning and afternoon. Saved half a billion dollars by voting for UV instead of filtration if we have to treat Bull Run water for cryptosporidium. Good day at the office.
* PDC Green Grant program PR event at Albina Bank on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - met grant recipients and program providers.
* Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Northwest Regional Conference - spoke to a room full of about 400 women, all educators, at the Red Lion on Janzen Beach. Quite a different feel from the average City Council session.
* Regular monthly meeting with David Olson, Cable & Franchise Office
* Meeting with Parks staff on Director Park, which is going to need a lot of money for maintenance
* Met with Linda Meng, City Attorney, regarding tort claims process on City Council agendas
* Visited East Columbia NA BBQ and talked with my friends there, including Jim and Maryhelen Kincaid. Maryhelen talked with me about airport noise issues, and Jim presented me with a Superior Councilperson pin.
* Gave welcome address and helped with awards at the 10th Annual Iranian Festival
* Visited Parkrose Cruise-In and helped give out awards with Dr. Karen Fischer Gray, Superintendent of Parkrose School District.
* Neighborhood party in SW
* Portland Fire Fighters Association picnic, where both Commissioner Leonard and Commissioner Fish were also present - exchanging of cell phone numbers was the only business conducted.
* Maplewood National Night Out picnic, where Commissioner Leonard invited me on stage for the last song in the set of his band, "The Usual Suspects". Talked with various neighbors about various issues, including the upcoming request of St Luke's Church to vacate part of SW 46th.
Dinners at home: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. So nice to find my family still loves me, even though I forgot to inform everyone I'd be out on Friday after having said I'd be home.