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Rockwood might get their courthouse afterall. County votes for Rockwood courthouse (again).

County votes for Rockwood, East County Justice Center (again).  Finding funding for the multi-million dollar project still an issue. Read here!

County commissioners approve scaled-down facility,

Finding funding for the multi-million dollar project still an issue

Source: The Gresham Outlook, Thursday Oct 1, 2009
By Mara Stine

Rockwood might get their courthouse afterall

By a unanimous vote, Multnomah County commissioners approved moving forward with a plan for a new courthouse in Gresham’s Rockwood area Thursday, Oct. 1.

If built – and it is still an if as the county has yet to approve funding for the $17 million to $21 million project – the courthouse will replace Gresham’s old, single courtroom facility on Powell Boulevard. Get Map!

Because so many citizens signed up to testify – all in favor of the project – the 90-minute hearing ran over and two of the five commissioners had to leave for scheduled engagements before voting. But commissioners Jeff Cogen and Deborah Kafoury voiced support for the resolution before leaving.

Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trial Users: Sep 13, 2009 12-2PM

09/13/2009 - 4:00pm
09/13/2009 - 6:00pm
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How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails? Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13, 2009. Info here!

How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?

Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13

Regional Streets and Trails User Count and Survey

Gresham is participating in a nationwide effort to document the number of people biking, walking, skateboarding, and rollerblading on trails and local streets. As part of that effort, City staff is asking for volunteers to help conduct counts and surveys.

Dates and Times

4 to 6PM on Sept. 8, 9, 10 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Noon to 2PM on Sept. 12 and 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

Sign up now!

Count Locations

The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

1. Marine Drive at I-85
2. 181st Avenue at Halsey Street
3. Halsey Street at 201st Avenue
4. Gresham-Fairview Trail at Burnside Road
5. 181st Avenue at Division Street
6. 181st Avenue at Powell Boulevard
7. pringwater Trail at Pleasant View Drive
8. Burnside Avenue at 223rd Avenue (Eastman Parkway)
9. Powell Boulevard at 23rd Ave (Eastman Parkway)
10. Springwater Trail at Main City Park
11. Cleveland Avenue at Fifth Street
12. Springwater Trail at 242nd Avenue/Hogan Road
13. Stark Street at Kane Drive
14. Kane Drive at Division Street
15. Kane Drive at Powell Valley Road
16. 282nd Avenue at Lusted Road
17. 181st Avenue at Glisan Street
18. 181st Avenue at Stark Street

Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trial Users: Sep 10, 2009 4-6PM

09/10/2009 - 4:00pm
09/10/2009 - 6:00pm
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How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails? Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13, 2009. Info here!

How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?

Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13

Regional Streets and Trails User Count and Survey

Gresham is participating in a nationwide effort to document the number of people biking, walking, skateboarding, and rollerblading on trails and local streets. As part of that effort, City staff is asking for volunteers to help conduct counts and surveys.

Dates and Times

4 to 6PM on Sept. 8, 9, 10 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Noon to 2PM on Sept. 12 and 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

Sign up now!

Count Locations

The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

1. Marine Drive at I-85
2. 181st Avenue at Halsey Street
3. Halsey Street at 201st Avenue
4. Gresham-Fairview Trail at Burnside Road
5. 181st Avenue at Division Street
6. 181st Avenue at Powell Boulevard
7. pringwater Trail at Pleasant View Drive
8. Burnside Avenue at 223rd Avenue (Eastman Parkway)
9. Powell Boulevard at 23rd Ave (Eastman Parkway)
10. Springwater Trail at Main City Park
11. Cleveland Avenue at Fifth Street
12. Springwater Trail at 242nd Avenue/Hogan Road
13. Stark Street at Kane Drive
14. Kane Drive at Division Street
15. Kane Drive at Powell Valley Road
16. 282nd Avenue at Lusted Road
17. 181st Avenue at Glisan Street
18. 181st Avenue at Stark Street

Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trial Users: Sep 9, 2009 4-6PM

09/09/2009 - 4:00pm
09/09/2009 - 6:00pm
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How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails? Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13, 2009. Info here!

How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?

Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13

Regional Streets and Trails User Count and Survey

Gresham is participating in a nationwide effort to document the number of people biking, walking, skateboarding, and rollerblading on trails and local streets. As part of that effort, City staff is asking for volunteers to help conduct counts and surveys.

Dates and Times

4 to 6PM on Sept. 8, 9, 10 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Noon to 2PM on Sept. 12 and 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

Sign up now!

Count Locations

The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

1. Marine Drive at I-85
2. 181st Avenue at Halsey Street
3. Halsey Street at 201st Avenue
4. Gresham-Fairview Trail at Burnside Road
5. 181st Avenue at Division Street
6. 181st Avenue at Powell Boulevard
7. pringwater Trail at Pleasant View Drive
8. Burnside Avenue at 223rd Avenue (Eastman Parkway)
9. Powell Boulevard at 23rd Ave (Eastman Parkway)
10. Springwater Trail at Main City Park
11. Cleveland Avenue at Fifth Street
12. Springwater Trail at 242nd Avenue/Hogan Road
13. Stark Street at Kane Drive
14. Kane Drive at Division Street
15. Kane Drive at Powell Valley Road
16. 282nd Avenue at Lusted Road
17. 181st Avenue at Glisan Street
18. 181st Avenue at Stark Street

Sharing our public spaces with the homeless - SAFE Community Forum: Jul 21, 2009 7PM

07/21/2009 - 7:00pm
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City of Portland, Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Community Forum, July 18,21, 2009. Seeking ways to share our streets with the homeless

City of Portland
Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Community Forum

Seeking ways to share our streets with the homeless

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 10AM-12PM
Where: Kaiser Town Hall
3704 N. Interstate
Get Map!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7PM-9PM
Where: First Unitarian Church
1011 SW 12th Ave
Get Map!

Share your ideas

The economic crisis has drastically impacted many of our neighbors. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish invite all members of our neighborhoods to join them in a community forum to find alternative ways to share our streets, and discuss opportunities to support members of our communities who are faced with homelessness and other challenges.

On April 29, 2009 the Portland City Council agreed to postpone a decision on the Sidewalk Obstructions Ordinance rather than vote to continue or allow it to sunset. A recent court ruling and the Portland Police decision suspending the sit/lie ordinance has created a wonderful opportunity for a community dialogue on the next steps. A report by the Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Committee sets the framework for discussion about which services have been provided and which are needed.

One way that you can help is to join together and come up with ideas to support our neighbors who are struggling in meeting some of the most basic needs.

    Possible discussion topics:

  • What are the SAFE Recommendations - Areas of agreement, areas of disagreement?
  • How are services coordinated/who does what in the City?
  • What services are needed/missing/need enhancements?
  • Who needs to be at the table?
  • What issues are outstanding?
  • Next Steps

Join the discussion

Please join Commissioner Fritz and Commissioner Fish, along with other Portlanders, as together we discuss opportunities to make our city friendly, supportive and accommodating for everyone.

Sharing our public spaces with the homeless - SAFE Community Forum: Jul 18, 2009 9AM

07/18/2009 - 9:00am
07/18/2009 - 12:00pm
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City of Portland, Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Community Forum, July 18,21, 2009. Seeking ways to share our streets with the homeless. Click to enlarge!
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City of Portland
Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Community Forum

Seeking ways to share our streets with the homeless

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 10AM-12PM
Where: Kaiser Town Hall
3704 N. Interstate
Get Map!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7PM-9PM
Where: First Unitarian Church
1011 SW 12th Ave
Get Map!

Share your ideas

The economic crisis has drastically impacted many of our neighbors. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish invite all members of our neighborhoods to join them in a community forum to find alternative ways to share our streets, and discuss opportunities to support members of our communities who are faced with homelessness and other challenges.

On April 29, 2009 the Portland City Council agreed to postpone a decision on the Sidewalk Obstructions Ordinance rather than vote to continue or allow it to sunset. A recent court ruling and the Portland Police decision suspending the sit/lie ordinance has created a wonderful opportunity for a community dialogue on the next steps. A report by the Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) Committee sets the framework for discussion about which services have been provided and which are needed.

One way that you can help is to join together and come up with ideas to support our neighbors who are struggling in meeting some of the most basic needs.

    Possible discussion topics:

  • What are the SAFE Recommendations - Areas of agreement, areas of disagreement?
  • How are services coordinated/who does what in the City?
  • What services are needed/missing/need enhancements?
  • Who needs to be at the table?
  • What issues are outstanding?
  • Next Steps

Join the discussion

Please join Commissioner Fritz and Commissioner Fish, along with other Portlanders, as together we discuss opportunities to make our city friendly, supportive and accommodating for

County commissioners ask Rockwood residents to be realistic about the East County Justice Center

Rockwood, East County Justice Center debacle continues.  Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economic times plague beleagured project

The debacle continues.
Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economy plague chronically delayed project in Rockwood.

Source: The Oregonian, Tuesday May 12, 2009
by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Stalled for decades, project now lacks support

Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel told a crowd gathered to fight for a East County justice center in Rockwood that there's not enough board support to build the long-delayed courthouse project anywhere in Gresham because of the economy. The community should stop fighting for location and push commissioners to support building it at all, she said. Editor: Contact the commissioners here.

McKeel, County Chairman Ted Wheeler, Sheriff Bob Skipper, Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and District Attorney Mike Schrunk sat with a panel of other government officials at a forum Tuesday night where community members were to urge the county board to reconsider building the beleagured project in Rockwood.

Original plans called for a justice center to be built in Rockwood, which has been plagued by crime and disinvestment. But Wheeler proposed the project, which has been stalled for decades, be moved to downtown Gresham because it would save about $7 million.

Got a great idea to improve Wilkes East pedestrian safety? Grants available! Application deadline May 29, 2009

Got a great idea to improve Wilkes East pedestrian safety? Grant deadline May 29, 2009

Highway Safety Research Center seeks 10 neighborhoods to make more walkable and safe for pedestrians.

Share your idea's with us!

Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

Below is a link to a grant to improve pedestrian safety in neighborhoods and communities. The City of Gresham would like to encourage you to apply for this competitive grant to improve safety in your neighborhoods or if you wish we can partner in this endeavor.

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking up to 10 communities or neighborhoods interested in making their environment walkable and safe for pedestrians. Each selected site will be provided $2,000 for their participation, as well as technical assistance from pedestrian safety experts.

Funding for this project is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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