Code Change 3.96 Update from Office of Community and Civic Life:
City Council will not vote on the multi-bureau resolution on January 30th, 2020 as previously tentatively scheduled. The Council is working on finding another date and Civic Life will send updates as soon as it has been scheduled.
Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association and Woodstock Neighborhood Association, is pleased to present a two-part Portland City Candidate Conversation Series in March 2020! Both events will be held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Limited parking available on site, street parking available nearby. Short walk from bus line #71. Light refreshments served. Childcare provided. Translation upon request. Building is wheelchair accessible.
March 5th, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Commissioner
**Come early at 6:15PM for a special presentation by Portland State University. More details on this soon!**
On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote.
Yesterday, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced that she has decided to present the proposed code changes as a report on November 14. She indicated that this will allow Council more time to consider the facts and have a public conversation before taking it to a vote on the final package. “In making this announcement, I want to be very clear that I intend to see these policy changes through to completion in a timely manner. The changes proposed by Committee 3.96 reflect a transformative vision for the City’s approach to civic engagement and deserve fair consideration. We can no longer claim to believe in equity but refuse to update the code accordingly. However, heartfelt questions and concerns have been raised about what the new system may look like and how it will work—and I want to be able to answer them before advancing these changes.”
The Foster Shelter — now known as the Laurelwood Center — is opening its doors next week! Join Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Transition Projects, Inc. in touring the shelter, learning more about the program and volunteering to support the participants!
When: Monday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Laurelwood Center, 6144 SE Foster Road
Laurelwood will serve those who identify as female and couples, with priority access for people 55 and over, those with disabilities, and veterans.
Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:
Phone: 503.988.5217 Email:email@example.com Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214
UPDATE from the Office of Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, February 7, 2019:
Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Senior Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 9th from 10 am – 2 pm has been POSTPONED. We will announce the rescheduled event date as soon as possible. If you have questions you can contact Hayden Miller at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-401-2099.
This Saturday, February 9, 2019, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson will be hosting the second Multnomah County Senior Resource Fair from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the East Portland Community Center! RSVP via Facebook here. This event is an opportunity to provide easy access to resources that are valuable to older adults in our community. The theme of this year’s event is “Resiliency and Aging”, and will feature a panel discussion on preparedness and aging moderated by Commissioner Vega Pederson.
A budget is a reflection of priorities, and Multnomah County’s budget is no different. The programs and projects we invest in should be a reflection of our community’s values, concerns, and aspirations.
That’s why I’d like to solicit your top priorities. Please take a moment to identify your top concerns by filling out this survey.
With Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury scheduled to release her proposed budget on April 26th, I want to know your thoughts as we determine how best to spend the vital funding provided by hardworking taxpayers like you.
Just as last year, I’ll report back on the results, and your feedback will inform my thinking during the budget process.
You can find out more information about the county’s budget, as well as opportunities to weigh in during our budget hearings here. I encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns not only with me but also with my fellow commissioners.
Together, we can continue to make our community one we can be proud of.
Jessica Vega Pederson
Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:
Phone: 503.988.5217 Email: email@example.com Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214