City of Gresham

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM

04/21/2012 - 3:00pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM. Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3-4:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
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Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Invasive Species Information Fair, Council Chambers, Gresham City Hall: Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM

04/21/2012 - 10:00am
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Invasive Species Information Fair, Council Chambers, Gresham City Hall: Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Be A Weed Watcher
Encroachment by invasive, weedy species like ivy and blackberry directly threatens the health of Gresham's urban forest and leads to weak trees, increased erosion, poor water quality and low biodiversity.

Join us for an Invasive Species Information Fair attended by representatives from the City of Gresham, Metro, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and the Audubon Society that will follow a 45-minute presentation that will give property owners the knowledge to identify and remove invasive plant species and native replacement options.

Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM

04/21/2012 - 9:00am
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Gresham and Wood Village Annual Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM.  Info Here!

Annual Earth Day Event

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables. Rain or Shine!
Every year the City holds a free recycling event in April around Earth Day. The recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents and businesses.

Bring your recyclable items to Gresham City Hall for Earth Day from 9AM to 2PM, or take your items to a recycler year-round. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.

Collection Items

Electronics and Batteries
We are not accepting electronics or batteries at the Earth Day event. For disposal information visit the City's website

Wilkes East Meeting: new Rockwood Public Safety Facility presentation, Q & A: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM: RESCHEDULED

04/23/2012 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood General Meeting, April 23, 2012 7PM. Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, Murdock Hall, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

When: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM
RESCHEDULED: Aug 27, 2012 7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
Murdock Hall
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

You're Invited
Join us Monday April 23 Aug 27, 7PM at St Aidan's Church for a presentation by Michael Parkhurst, Senior Urban Renewal Project Coordinator, Gresham Redevelopment Commission about the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility to be built at the former Kasch's Garden Center on NE 181st. Learn all about this project. Bring your questions.

East Metro Connections Plan, Transportation and Economic Development Forums: Mar 13-14, 2012

03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
03/13/2012 - 8:30pm
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Learn about and participate in the East Metro Connections Plan, a transportation and economic development plan being discussed for Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village. Forum dates: Mar 13, 2012 7-830PM, Mar 14, 2012 5:30-7:30PM. Info here!

Public Invited to Attend

When :Tue & Wed Mar 13-14, 2011
Where: Gresham City Hall
East Hill Church
Details below

Transportation and economic development plan being discussed for Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village.

Metro regional government is offering two community forums, March 13 & 14, to learn about and participate in the East Metro Connections Plan.

Investing in Gresham and the East Metro area
Federal and state money is shrinking, and when the region makes difficult decisions about who gets it, they reward those cities that agree on near- and long-term priorities. Through an effort called East Metro Connections Plan, Gresham and other east county cities are developing that shared agreement.

Metro will be advocating for federal and state transportation money to make our area more attractive to employers while protecting our neighborhoods, making our roads safer and promoting our treasured natural areas.

Many of you have participated in this effort already. Your input helped identify problems and shaped the solutions Metro is considering. But your role isn’t over. Decisions will be made this spring about how investments will be prioritized. Metro want you to weigh in to tell them what is most important to you.

Participate in person

March 13 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky Get Map!
Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations meeting
(60 minutes for East Metro Connections Plan information, discussion and public input)

March 14 5:30PM - 7:30PM
East Hill Church’s Kid City Theater
695 N Main Ave, Gresham Get Map!
East Metro Connections Plan open house
(Arrive any time)

Other ways to be involved

  • Participate online and discover what we learned over the last year, such as why we don’t need a Mount Hood freeway, at www.oregonmetro.gov/eastmetro
  • Get email updates by sending a request to eastmetroconnections@oregonmetro.gov
  • Request a briefing for your neighborhood association or local event
  • Come to a steering committee meeting share your comments; their next meeting is on March 14 from 2-4PM at East Hill Church (see above)

Weed Watcher Workshop: March 13, 2012 7PM-8:30PM

03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher. Free class: Mar 13, 2012 7-8:30PM, Gresham City Hall, Oregon Trail Room. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
SpringwaterTrail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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What spring weeds cause problems here? Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher.

The Spring Weeds workshop will cover milk thistle, bull thistle, Scotch thistle, yellow archangel, shining geranium, morning glory, garlic mustard, Russian knapweed and Tree of Heaven.

Free workshop. No RSVP required

Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.

All you have to do is attend one (or all) of our free invasive weed ID classes and use your new plant ID skills to alert us to weeds in Gresham. With your help, we can keep our city and homes weed free.

Gresham Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Mar 13, 2012 7PM

03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
03/13/2012 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations - A unified voice for Gresham's neighborhood associations. Info here!

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations

When: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.

The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

City of Gresham Charter Review Committee Meeting: Feb 2, 2012 4PM

02/02/2012 - 4:00pm
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Final Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed City Charter Changes

City of Gresham Charter Review Committee Meeting: Feb 2, 2012 4PM. Info here!

When: Thu Feb 2, 2012 4PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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Public Encouraged to Attend
The City of Gresham Charter Review Committee will meet Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 4PM to hear Public Comment (Please observe the time limit of three minutes) and recommend the Final Committee Report to the City Council at their next meeting February 7, 2012 at 6PM.

(Proposed Charter changes and Feb 2nd meeting agenda below this break)

Gresham City Council to approve and refer City Charter changes to voters: Feb 7, 2012 6-8PM

02/07/2012 - 6:00pm
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Gresham City Council to approve and refer City Charter changes to voters: Feb 7, 2012 6-8PM<br />
. Info here!

When: Thu Feb 2, 2012 6-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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About the meeting
The Charter Review Committee will present its final report of findings and recommendations to the City Council, February 7, 2012 at 6:00PM. Council will discuss which recommendations will be referred to the voters. Proposed Charter changes approved by City Council, if any, will be placed on the May 2012 ballot. The proposed changes can be found here.

Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Videos available here.

Charter Review Committee website

Gresham Downtown Code update at Planning Commission meeting, Public Invited: Feb 13, 2012 6:30-9PM

02/13/2012 - 6:30pm
02/13/2012 - 9:00pm
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Public Invited, Gresham Downtown Code update at Planning Commission meeting: Feb 13, 2012 6:30-9PM. Info here!

Community Forum

When: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Public invited to comment during Feb 13 work session
The Planning Commission will discuss proposed Downtown-related changes to the Development Code at its Monday meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30PM. in the Springwater Trail Room at City Hall.

The Code changes are intended to remove development barriers while ensuring the community's vision for Downtown can still be achieved.

To see the draft Code and a summary of the changes, visit the Downtown Plan Review project page at go.usa.gov/bGZ.

The approval process for the Code changes is scheduled to begin at a March 12 Planning Commission hearing.

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