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Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods

Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods. Info here!

Metro's proposed Clackamas to Columbia River connector will impact school zones and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 181st Avenue

By Mike Elston, President
North Gresham Neighborhood Association

As President of the North Gresham Neighborhood Association, I'm informed about development plans that impact our neighborhood. Recently I became aware of a Metro proposal that'll increase traffic from Clackamas to the Columbia River ("C2C"), largely by routing it down Northeast 181st /182nd. Although the scheme has apparently been in development for years, Metro and the city of Gresham are only now involving North Gresham citizens — at a point where it's nearly a done-deal.

We have a number of concerns about C2C we feel aren't being heard by Metro. We strongly believe this will have the effect of transforming 181st /182nd into another 82nd Avenue. It will certainly increase traffic, which is already a nightmare during rush hour. That, in turn, will negatively impact the three schools along its proposed route as well as pedestrian access to the MAX and to our area's one grocery store.

We're at a loss to understand how this benefits North Gresham (and maybe that's why we weren't informed about the plan until it was too late to have much impact). Metro claims it'll provide jobs, but they're temporary employment during construction and not permanent.

In our view, this only benefits the higher-income residents of Happy Valley at the expense of Gresham's north-end, lower-income neighborhoods.

Funding for the C2C would be provided by the passage of Metro bond measure M 26-218 in November, and our only chance to delay C2C and permit more time for citizen feedback is for the measure to fail.

We therefore, ask for your help. Join us in voting NO on Measure 26-218, November 3, 2020.

Learn More
Link to the September 10, 2020 “Open house” recorded meeting via Zoom:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/gmt20200911-010420-c2c-listen-1920x1080.mp4?166f9c500f
Presentation of slides:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/c2c-planpresentation-final.pdf?20acff122f
It would appear some initial road construction has already started in Clackamas County (172nd/190th connection), as well as nearby at NE 181st and Glisan (Tree removal and road widening).

League of Women Voters Portland, Gresham Candidates 2020 Video Voters' Guide

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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters of Portland and MetroEast Community Media produced candidate interview videos for a 2020 Video Voters' Guide. You can find the videos for the Gresham candidates who participated below.

(Due to scheduling and prior commitments not all candidates were able to participate. Candidates are listed alphabetical. Candidates that appear below do not constitute an endorsement by the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association or its members.)

City of Gresham, Mayor
Gresham City Council, Position 1
Gresham City Council, Position 3
Gresham City Council, Position 5

More Info
For information on other voter issues visit League of Women Voters of Portland at https://lwvpdx.org/

Free Basic Bike Repair: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM

08/09/2020 - 1:00pm
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Free Basic Bike Repair: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM. . Info here!

When: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM
Where: Coho Picnic Shelter
Main City Park
219 South Main Ave.
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The non-profit organization Bikes for Humanity is offering free basic bike repairs. Outdoor, socially-distanced repairs will happen near the Coho picnic shelter.

You can also donate old bikes to be fixed up for those in need.

For more information about this event, contact Andrew at Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

Gresham Farmers Market 2020: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 8:30AM-2PM

08/29/2020 - 8:30am
08/29/2020 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers Market 2020: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Arts Plaza
NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Avenue
Get Map!

Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order allows farmers markets to operate. The Gresham Farmers' Market will open for the season with a limited number of vendors and strict COVID-19 physical distancing and safety measures in place.

At the market safety measures

  • Do not visit the market if you you are feeling unwell.
  • Only one person per household should visit the market.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring a shopping list.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household.
  • No socializing in the market for now.
  • Do not touch items before buying.
  • Shop quickly.
  • No dogs; service animals only.

Visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website for more information.

Gresham Farmers' Market 2020: Sat, Jun 13, 2020 8:30AM-2PM

06/13/2020 - 8:30am
06/13/2020 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers Market' 2020: Sat, Jun 13, 2020 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Jun 13, 2020 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Arts Plaza
NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Avenue
Get Map!

Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order allows farmers markets to operate. The Gresham Farmers' Market will open for the season with a limited number of vendors and strict COVID-19 physical distancing and safety measures in place.

At the market safety measures

  • Do not visit the market if you you are feeling unwell.
  • Only one person per household should visit the market.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring a shopping list.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household.
  • No socializing in the market for now.
  • Do not touch items before buying.
  • Shop quickly.
  • No dogs; service animals only.

Visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website for more information.

Gresham Farmers' Market 2020: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 8:30AM-2PM

06/20/2020 - 8:30am
06/20/2020 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers Market' 2020: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Arts Plaza
NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Avenue
Get Map!

Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order allows farmers markets to operate. The Gresham Farmers' Market will open for the season with a limited number of vendors and strict COVID-19 physical distancing and safety measures in place.

At the market safety measures

  • Do not visit the market if you you are feeling unwell.
  • Only one person per household should visit the market.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring a shopping list.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household.
  • No socializing in the market for now.
  • Do not touch items before buying.
  • Shop quickly.
  • No dogs; service animals only.

Visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website for more information.

Gresham Farmers' Market 2020: Sat, Jun 27, 2020 8:30AM-2PM

06/27/2020 - 8:30am
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Farmers Market' 2020: Sat, Jun 27, 2020 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Jun 27, 2020 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Arts Plaza
NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Avenue
Get Map!

Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order allows farmers markets to operate. The Gresham Farmers' Market will open for the season with a limited number of vendors and strict COVID-19 physical distancing and safety measures in place.

At the market safety measures

  • Do not visit the market if you you are feeling unwell.
  • Only one person per household should visit the market.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring a shopping list.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household.
  • No socializing in the market for now.
  • Do not touch items before buying.
  • Shop quickly.
  • No dogs; service animals only.

Visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website for more information.

Gresham Farmers' Market 2020: Sat, May 30, 2020 8:30AM-2PM

05/30/2020 - 8:30am
05/30/2020 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Farmers Market' 2020: Sat, May 30, 2020 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, May 30, 2020 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Arts Plaza
NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Avenue
Get Map!

Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order allows farmers markets to operate. The Gresham Farmers' Market will open for the season with a limited number of vendors and strict COVID-19 physical distancing and safety measures in place.

At the market safety measures

  • Do not visit the market if you you are feeling unwell.
  • Only one person per household should visit the market.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring a shopping list.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household.
  • No socializing in the market for now.
  • Do not touch items before buying.
  • Shop quickly.
  • No dogs; service animals only.

Visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website for more information.

CANCELED. City of Gresham Passport Day 2020: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM

03/14/2020 - 9:00am
03/14/2020 - 2:00pm
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City of Gresham Passport Day 2020: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM. Info here!

Apply For A Passport

When: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 9AM-2PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Planning a trip abroad? Take the first step and apply for or renew your U.S. passport.

The City is offering an opportunity on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Gresham City Hall.

Be sure you bring all required documents and checks or money orders with you. Visit GreshamOregon.gov/Passports for detailed information on requirements and fees.

For additional information, contact us at 503-618-2460.

CANCELED. City of Gresham Free Clothing and Toy Swap: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM

03/21/2020 - 10:30am
03/21/2020 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Free Clothing and Toy Swap: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM. . Info here!

Don't Toss It - Swap It!

When: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham Library
385 NE Miller Ave.
Get Map!

Join the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham by participating in waste reduction and reuse activities.

  • Swap clothing and toys (bringing items not required)
  • Make a green cleaner and recycled art project
  • Master recyclers onsite to answer food waste prevention and recycling questions
  • Clothing swap
  • Toy swap
  • Recycling tips
  • Home reuse tips
  • Recycled art
  • Make reusable bags

For more information about this event, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

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