Public safety

Volunteers needed for Gresham's 2010 Regional Trail & Sidewalk User Survey: Sep 14-15, 18-19

Volunteers wanted for Gresham's 2010 RegionalTrail & Sidewalk User Survey: Sep 14-15, 18-19. Sign-up info here!

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

Help conduct counts or surveys on trail & sidewalk use in Gresham as part of a nationwide effort

Be counted!
Even if you don't volunteer, please show-up and be counted at one of the locations below if you bike, walk, skateboard, or rollerblade on the trails or streets in the Gresham area. Ed.

Volunteers needed

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.

The counts will be conducted September 14th, 15th, and 16th from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., and September 18th and 19th from 9 to 11 a.m. The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

  • Marine Dr & I85th Ave
  • 181st Ave & Halsey St
  • Halsey St & 201st Ave
  • Gresham Fairview Trail & Burnside Ave
  • 181st Ave & Division St
  • 181st Ave & Powell Blvd
  • Springwater Trail & Pleasant View Dr
  • Burnside Ave & 223rd Ave
  • Powell Blvd & 223rd Ave
  • Springwater Trail @ Main City Park
  • Cleveland Ave & 5th St
  • Springwater Trail & 242nd/ Hogan Rd
  • Stark St & Kane Dr
  • Kane Dr & Division
  • Kane & Powell Valley
  • 282nd Ave & Lusted Rd
  • 181st & Glisan St
  • 181st & Stark St

Click here for a map of these locations.

Count or Survey?

Volunteers can choose to conduct counts or conduct a short survey. The surveys well help provide information on trip distance, why people use trails, and what types of trials they prefer.

Your participation in this effort will help the City gain valuable information on walking and bicycling:

  • Baseline data: How many people are biking? Walking? Where? What are the volume trends from year to year?
  • What is the return on investment in bike lanes, trails and sidewalks: How many people use bike/pedestrian facilities after they are built?
  • How can safety be improved: Certain locations have high numbers of bike/pedestrian crashes, but what is the risk exposure rate? Is it high or low relative to bike/pedestrian volumes? How should safety improvements be prioritized?

Click here to volunteer!

Join your neighbors for the 27th Annual National Night Out: Aug 3, 2010 7PM-10PM

08/03/2010 - 7:00pm
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Join your neighbors for the 27th National Night Out: Aug 3, 2010 7PM-10PM. Send criminals a message!  Help make your community safe and raise awareness about local anticrime programs. Info here!
    National Night Out website

Send criminals a message!

America's Night Out
Against Crime!

National Night Out
August 3, 2010 7-10PM

When: Tuesday, Aug 3th, 2010 7-10PM
Where: Your Neighborhood!

Celebrate the 27th anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 3rd.

Last year over 36 million people, from every state, across 15,000 communities participated in events to help make communities safe and raise awareness about anticrime programs.

National Night Out is a time when individuals and groups are encourgaged to gather together after dark in parks and other public places for wholesome activities. The idea is to symbolically reclaim our public spaces by using them, encouraging other people to use them and making the space feel safe, and discouraging illegal and anti-social activity.

So, go ahead -- invite your neighbors -- gather on someone's lawn or porch and turn-on the lights! Celebrate National Night Out 2010. Take a stand. Dont't let crime control your neighborhood.

    National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils National Night Out is also celebrated with:

  • block, lawn and porch parties,
  • cookouts,
  • visits from local police and sheriff departments
  • parades, exhibits,
  • flashlight walks,
  • contests, and
  • youth programs.

Organize a National Night Out Event in Your Neighborhood!

Call 503-618-2567 or contact Kelle Landavazo at Kelle.Landavazo@GreshamOregon.gov. to register your event and receive National Night Out materials.

Visit the National Night Out website

Neighborhood Safety Forum, City Hall: Feb 17, 2010 6:30PM

02/17/2010 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham Neighborhood Safety Forum, City Hall; Feb 17, 2010 6:30PM. Info here!

Improving citizen safety
though understanding
and participation

When: Wednesday Feb 17, 2010 6:30PM-9:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
Get Map!

You're Invited!

The winter quarterly neighborhood safety forum topics will be:

  • Gresham Police Department Update
    Presenter; Sergeant Marv Madtson,
    Police Special Enforcement Division
  • 911 -A look behind the scenes
    Presenter; Melanie Payne,
    Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC)
  • Building Codes -Why they keep us safe
    Presenter; Eric Schmidt,
    Director, Community Development Department
  • Neighborhood Organizing
    Presenter; Kelle Landavazo,
    Community Services Division

WENA Quarterly Meeting at St Aidan's: Nov 19, 2009 7PM

11/19/2009 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together we can make a difference!
  • Master plan for Nadaka park
  • NE Halsey St changes (162nd-181st)
  • Park Safety Q&A

Join Your Neighbors... Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Get map!

Save the date!

Be sure to save Thursday, Nov 19th at 7:00 PM for this meeting at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon. Get map!

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum, Gresham City Hall, Council Chambers: Nov 7, 2009 9AM

11/07/2009 - 9:00am
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Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum, Gresham City Hall, Council Chambers: Nov 7, 2009 9AM. Info here!
Visit greshamoregon.gov

You're invited!
Community Question & Answer

Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum
Saturday, Nov 7 9AM-NOON

When: Saturday, Nov 7 9AM-NOON
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

Click here to download the flyer!

Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum

Citizens will have the opportunity to get an update from the Police Department on current activities, Code Enforcement Q&A, and Neighborhood Safety Presentation.

Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trail Users: Sep 8-13, 2009

09/08/2009 - 4:00pm
09/08/2009 - 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!

To volunteer contact Jonathan David at 503-618-2321 or Jonathan.David@GreshamOregon.gov . Leave your name, phone number and e-mail address, a preferred day, and if desired, the location where you would like to volunteer.

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

Send a message to criminals! Join your neighbors for the 26th National Night Out: Aug 4, 2009 7PM-10PM

08/04/2009 - 7:00pm
08/04/2009 - 10:00pm
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Send a message to criminals! Join your neighbors for the 26th National Night Out: Aug 4, 2009 7PM-10PM.  Help make your community safe and raise awareness about local anticrime programs. Click here for details!
    National Night Out website

America's Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out
August 4, 2009 7PM-10PM

When: Tuesday, Aug 4th, 2009 7PM-10PM
Where: Your neighborhood!

Celebrate the 26th anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 4.

Last year over 37 million people across 15,449 communities participated in events to help make communities safe and raise awareness about anticrime programs.

    National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils National Night Out is also celebrated with:

  • block parties,
  • cookouts,
  • visits from local police and sheriff departments
  • parades, exhibits,
  • flashlight walks,
  • contests, and
  • youth programs.

Organize a National Night Out Event in Your Neighborhood

Call 503-618-2567 or contact Cathy Harrington at Cathy.Harrington@ci.gresham.or.us to register your event and receive National Night Out materials.

National Night Out website

Vance Park (Rockwood)

UPDATE (07-30-2009) The Rockwood Neighborhood Association invites you to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4 at Vance Park (SE 182nd & Main St) from 5PM-8PM. Get Map! This event will have live music, a setup for families to learn disc golf, free food, the REC mobile w/additional activities for kids and other activities. Bring something to sit on, and enjoy the evening with friends, family and neighbors!

Argay Park (Parkrose)

UPDATE (07-30-2009) Argay invites you to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4 at Argay Park, NE 141st & Failing St (2 blks south of Sandy Blvd). Get Map! Come enjoy food by Burgerville (hamburger, chips, drink & ice cream for only $3.00), music by KoolTones (East Portland's favorite classic rock band), games, face painting & clown. Guests include: Portland Police - North Precinct, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with armored carrier, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with National Response Team Investigative Vehicle and "explosives & bomb display", Portland Fire & Rescue and fire engine. Bring your dollar bills (for food), a sun hat, something to sit on, and enjoy an evening of entertainment and "picnicking" with friends, family and neighbors!

Rockwood, East County Justice Center & East County Public Safety Forum: May 12, 2009 7:30PM

05/12/2009 - 7:30pm
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Rockwood, East County Justice Center & East County Public Safety Forum: May 12, 2009 7:30PM

A forum to discuss...
the Justice Center, Courts and Public Safety as part of Rockwood's Urban Renewal

When: Tuesday, May 12 2009 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Where: Parklane Christian Reformed Church
16001 SE Main St (just off of 162nd Ave)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

East County Justice Center debacle

Members of East Portland communities are increasingly concerned about the Rockwood Public Safety presence now and in future. Most notably, East Portlander's are very concerned about the East County Justice Center debacle.

County changes direction on project

Multnomah County was scheduled to build a full service Justice Facility, including courthouses, community space, sheriff's office and other facilities in Rockwood. The Rockwood Bowling alley at 187th & SE Stark St was purchased for this project. Multnomah County has reconsidered this project, and is planning on building courthouses in downtown Gresham instead.

Attend the public forum

The Rockwood Neighborhood Association is co-sponsoring a forum May 12th to discuss the Justice Center, Courts and Public Safety as components in Rockwood's Urban Renewal efforts.

Attendees

  • Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel
  • Multnomah District Attorney Michael Shrunk
  • Multnomah County Judge Edward Jones
  • Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
  • Gresham Councilors Richard Strathern & Paul Warr-King
  • Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger
  • East Precinct Police Commander Mike Crebs

Everyone is urged to attend this important meeting and show support for this very important part of Rockwood's future. Several important questions will be asked and answered. The public is invited to ask questions too.

Sponsored by the Centiennial Community Association, East Portland Neighborhoods, Rockwood Neighborhood Association, & Rockwood Business Coalition

Gresham Police Department Town Hall Meeting Jan 2018: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6PM-8PM

01/25/2018 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Police Department Town Hall Meeting Jan 2018: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6PM-8PM. . Info here!

When: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham High School Library
1200 North Main Ave.
Get Map!

The public is invited to attend this community event, which will feature:

  • Table discussions
  • Panel of officers describing their duties
  • Chief's summary
  • Question and answer session

For more information about this event, contact Lt. Jeff Miller at Jeff.Miller@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2260.

Rosewood/162nd Max Station Name Change Proposed

Rosewood/162nd Max Station Name Change Proposed. Info here!
162nd Max Station (view east), 162nd & E Burnside, Portland OR

By Jenny Glass
Executive Director, Rosewood Initiative

(Update: On November 29, 2017 TriMet decided they won't be going forward with changing the name of the 162nd Ave MAX station. Residents of the Rockwood, Wilkes East and Wilkes Community group had expressed strong feelings against the name change during recent neighborhood meetings.)

(Update: At the November 13, 2017 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association General Meeting neighbors approved a motion to support the Rosewood/162nd Max station name change.)

The Rosewood Initiative, a community organization serving the neighborhood since 2009, has requested that TriMet change the 162nd Ave MAX station name to Rosewood/162nd. This is a request to honor, identify and lift up the community that the station resides in. It is part of a larger effort for and by the community to create a sense of place and belonging. Where is Rosewood?

No one has claimed "ownership" in the form of investment, financial or otherwise, in this MAX stop since it was created. In fact, although the 162nd MAX station has one of the highest rates of ridership compared to other stops, the station area has received almost no public or private investment since it was built. Here's a snapshot of the lack of investment:

The public sector has invested in mixed-use buildings, pedestrian improvements and crime prevention programs to improve MAX ridership. At the 162nd Avenue station, that amount totaled $900,000.

By comparison, the public sector has spent $28 million improving the area around the Killingsworth MAX station, the audit said. The Tuality MAX station in Hillsboro has drawn $12 million in transit-oriented public investment.

When the public sector does not invest in a community for decades, we collectively pay the price by having to react to symptoms like concentrated poverty and high crime and consequently an extraordinary amount of police and emergency response services, as well as social safety net services. Maintaining brokenness is very expensive. We can't afford it.

Renaming the MAX station is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and create a strategy for investment around the 162nd MAX station. The Rosewood Initiative has stepped up to lead the advocacy for investment in this station.

The Rosewood Initiative was started to reduce crime in the area. Rebuilding relationships between community and police in both Gresham and Portland was one of the first strategies. But even the Portland and Gresham Police that started The Rosewood Initiative understood that the high crime in this area was not going to be solved by policing, but by public and private sectors coming together and collectively investing in a community.

We would love to work together with Rockwood Neighborhood Association, Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, City of Gresham, TriMet, Metro, and the people that live near the 162nd Ave MAX station to create a comprehensive strategy for investment that is led by the people that live in the community.

We believe that one of the first steps toward collectively taking ownership of the 162nd Ave MAX station area is to give it its own unique identity. Since this area is now known to many as "Rosewood" we think this is a symbolic gesture to highlight the cross-jurisdictional investment that is imperative to support the Rosewood community.

More Info
For more information contact The Rosewood Initiative.

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