Public safety

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

09/08/2009 - 4:00pm
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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

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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

Regional SAFER Council Jan 2021 Meeting: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM

01/13/2021 - 5:30pm
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Regional SAFER Council Jan 2021 Meeting: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The regional SAFER Council consisting of city representatives from Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale and a Multnomah Rural Protection District 10 board member will be meeting via Zoom on Jan. 13 at 5:30 pm.

The SAFER Council (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Responses) was created with regard to fire service in East County.

Meeting agenda

The goals of the SAFER Council:

  • Determine the emergency response level for our regional service area.
  • Perform a needs assessment required to meet service level expectations.
  • Establish a SAFER proposal and alternate proposal to be presented for consideration by each City Council and district board.

How to watch:

  • Join Zoom meeting online
    • Meeting ID: 973 9678 8321
    • Passcode: SAFER1
  • One tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782,,97396788321#,,,,,,0#,,422769#
  • Join by phone: 1-253-215-8782
    • Meeting ID: 973 9678 8321
    • Passcode: 422769

For more information about this meeting, contact Randi Deverell at 503-618-2853 or Randi.Deverell@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2020 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Online meeting via Zoom. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Fall Meeting Notice

When: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

Click here to Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 552 671 8670
Passcode: #Neighbors

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, Nov 9th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held online via Zoom meeting.

Agenda

  • Robin Sells, Gresham Chief of Police
  • Emily Bower, Executive Dir, City of Gresham Redevelopment, Downtown Rockwood
  • Election of Officers
  • Lee Dayfield, Parks Advocate, Progress report to get a Parks District for Gresham
  • Neighborhood news and more

Dial-in Zoom
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Meeting ID: 552 671 8670
Passcode: 5705607294

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Questions or comments?
Contact Wilkes East Neighborhood by email at info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: Wilkes East Neighborhood, 17104 NE Oregon St, Portland Oregon 97230

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).

City of Gresham Let's Talk Preparedness: A Community Ready Conversation: Thu, Oct 08, 2020 6PM-7PM

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City of Gresham Let's Talk Preparedness: A Community Ready Conversation: Thu, Oct 08, 2020 6PM-7PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Oct 08, 2020 6PM-7PM
Where: Online event via YouTube livestream

Join City of Gresham Emergency Manager Kelle Landavazo and other preparedness experts from around the region live on the City's YouTube channel. We will share lessons learned from the events of 2020 and cover community questions.

Watch the livestream

Do you have a question for the panelists to address? Email Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov or text your question to 503-979-5228 through Oct.6.

Learn more about emergency preparedness.

East County Forum, Justice Reform Roundtable: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6PM-8PM

09/23/2020 - 6:00pm
09/23/2020 - 8:00pm
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Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Sep 23, 2020 6PM-8PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

This community roundtable will be an opportunity for community members and organizations to hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, State Representative Chris Gorsek, and justice reform activists Shemar Lenox with Gresham Stand Up, and Raising Justice on ways we can reduce use of force in the criminal justice system. Our panel will be moderated by Multnomah County's Local Public Safety Coordinating Committee Executive Director Abbey Stamp.

You can register for the event via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc-uupzkrGdOO38IC5leqR_X4CGqSu8U3

The East County issue forums are hosted monthly in partnership by Multnomah County, the City of Gresham and our East County schools districts.

For questions, contact the office of Commissioner Lori Stegmann at 503-988-5213 or district4@multco.us (link sends e-mail).

Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2020 Zoom Meeting Info

Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2020 Zoom Meeting. Info here!

Time: Aug 10, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join by PC

▼ Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below ▼  

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  • Wait for the Video Preview window to open.
  • Click the Join button that's right for you!

Meeting ID: 552 671 8670
Passcode: WENA_Aug

Some helpful hints:

  • Join the meeting early and mingle with your neighbors!
  • If you have a camera choose 'Join with Video' so everyone can see you!
  • If you don't have a camera no worries, choose "Join without Video".
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  • If you can't hear ANYONE most likely the volume on your actual computer is turned down (not in the Zoom app).
  • If you are having audio issues and can't communicate via sound, you can click on the Chat button (bottom center of screen) to share a message with the host.
  • New to Zoom? The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here (in case you'd like to install it before the meeting).
     

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Group Opposing Glisan Street Lane Reductions Meeting: Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30PM

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Group Opposing Glisan Street Lane Reductions Meeting: Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30PM. Info here!

The group says the changes have caused traffic backups and slow downs

When: Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30PM
Where: 1017 NE 117th Ave
(NE 117th & NE Holiday St)
Get Map

This meeting will explain what facts the Glisan Commuters Initiative has gathered and help the public understand what they've accomplished so far. Share your concerns and ideas. Join the discussion at this meeting!

Related info can be found here

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