MultCo Budget Priorities Survey

From Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson:

Dear friends & neighbors,

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.

Warmly,

Jessica Vega Pederson

Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:

Phone: 503.988.5217
Email: district3@multco.us
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214

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Urban Weeds Workshop

From East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District:

Date: Wed, May. 9
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Woodstock Community Center
Address: 5905 SE 43rd Ave., Portland, 97206

Weeds – we all have them. Come learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides.

Space is limited. To register, click here.

Foster Shelter Steering Committee April Update

Next Foster Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, April 18th

The third meeting of the Foster Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30PM at SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

The main topic will be a discussion of public safety topics relating to the shelter. Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau will be in attendance to provide a presentation on the topic and answer questions.

You can find the minutes and materials from the second Steering Committee meeting here. An agenda for the April 18th meeting will be sent out one week prior.

All meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public, and have a public comment period at the end of the agenda.

Please contact the Multnomah County, District 3 office if you have any questions at: 503-988-5217 or District3@multco.us

March Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, April 5th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.  Featuring special guest Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson.

Agenda (subject to change) below.  To download and print your own, click here!

La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próximas reuniones, que incluyen los siguientes invitados especiales Comisario Jessica Vega Pederson.

Special Guest Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson in March!

We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on March 1st, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson.

View and print our March agenda here!

RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!

La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próximas reuniones, que incluyen los siguientes invitados especiales Comisario Jessica Vega Pederson.

Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Loretta Smith and Senator Lew Frederick

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Loretta Smith & Senator Lew Frederick
WHEN: Saturday, January 27th
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shaver Elementary School, 3701 NE 131st Place, Portland, OR 97230
NO RSVP required but you may click here to RSVP and share your concerns in advance of the meeting.
This Saturday the 27th of January Commissioner Smith will be joined by Senator Lew Frederick for a joint Town Hall Meeting.  This is meeting is open to the public. They hope to hear from constituents and neighbors about the issues and concerns they are facing.
 
Coffee and light refreshments available.

Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Hosted by Commissioner Sharon Meieran

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM (Movie at 6:00PM, Listening Session at 7:00PM)

Where: Multnomah County Building, 1st Floor Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Not Broken is a one-hour documentary by Arizona Public Media about youth who have lived experience of mental illness.  This event offers the opportunity to watch Not Broken as a community and share your thoughts about a better mental health system.  They’re especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences.

All are welcome to attend, and although the event is free, seating is limited, so please RSVP here by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 to reserve a seat.  They will do their best to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but we can only guarantee seats to those who RSVP.  For those who wish to provide feedback about the mental health care system in Multnomah County but cannot attend the listening session, they can do so via their feedback form, which will remain open until February 28th, 2018.

Light snacks will be provided at the listening session, and childcare and translation services are available by request.  Anyone who RSVPs should let us know if childcare, translation services, or any other accommodations are needed so that we may plan accordingly.  Reach out to Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us with any questions, comments, or ideas for this project.