Public safety

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready?

Experts Warn Cascadia Is Overdue For A 9.0 Earthquake

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready? Here's some great tips and valuable resources to help you be prepared for a disaster. Info here!

Be informed.
Build a kit.
Make a plan.

Everyday you hear the warnings.
Have you made a kit?
Do you have a plan?

If you're like most of us - you're not ready.

If that's you, we've got some great tips and valuable resources below to help you be prepared for whenever a disaster strikes.

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TICK. TOCK.
Think of Oregon geology as a clock, measuring time in earthquakes. Tick: a magnitude 8 quake. (Bigger than 1989 Bay Area quake that killed 63 people.) Tock: a magnitude 9 quake. (Same as the 2011 Japan quake that killed almost 16,000 people.) On average, a major quake happens in our area every 243 years, the last one was January 26, 1700 — 316 years ago. Yes. We are overdue.

When the next Big One does happen, a 700-mile long section of the tectonic plate known as the Juan de Fuca, stretching from British Columbia to Northern California, will slide beneath the North American plate, causing the entire Northwest coast-line to sink up to 6.6 feet. This won’t be a California-style short burst of energy quake in the earth’s upper crust. The Big One will be bigger, deeper, and last longer: 3–4 minutes, with dozens of after-shocks, some very powerful, for days, months, or later.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is 700 miles long, located 100-150 miles off shore of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California. Info here!
Cascadia Subduction Zone. Pacific Northwest. Click to Enlarge.

Hillsides will slide. Buildings will collapse. Roads will buckle. High-rises will sway. Bridges will crack. Some will fall. Pipes will snap. Within 20 minutes, the first of several 40-foot tsunami waves will wash away the Oregon Coast’s low-lying towns.

If our next “subduction zone” quake unleashes its full potential, it will be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

City of Gresham, Transportation Subcommittee Dec 2015 Meeting: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham, Transportation Subcommittee Dec 2015 Meeting: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

More info
Contact Katherine Kelly at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

My Gresham, Connecting City Hall to you. Download the App Here!

My Gresham, Connecting City Hall to you. Download the App Here! Real-time 14 languages. Available for Android and iPhone

Let's improve the city – together.

Request non-emergency services. Read in real-time Spanish, Russian and 14 other languages.

 Let's improve the city – together. Request non-emergency services, including: fix a pothole, report a broken streetlight, ask a question. Read in real-time Spanish, Russian and 14 other languages. Either online or mobile. Visit https://greshamoregon.gov/mygresham/

My Gresham is available online and also as a free mobile app, allowing you to report issues or ask us questions, anytime, anywhere. Available for iPhone and Android.

How it works: Ask a question or submit a request. Your request will be routed to the correct person at the City, who will communicate with you directly. Follow the progress of your request online. When the service is complete you'll be notified. Give it a try!

City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Oct 2015 Meeting: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Oct 2015 Meeting: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Public Safety Committee advises Council on matters related to public safety, including police, fire and life safety, with a goal for Gresham to become one of the safest cities in the state.

More info
Contact Rebecca Danner at 503-618-2313 or Rebecca.Danner@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join your neighbors for the 32nd Annual National Night Out: Aug 04, 2015 All Day

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Join your neighbors for the 32nd Annual National Night Out: Aug 04, 2015 All Day. Send criminals a message!  Help make your community safe and raise awareness about local anti-crime programs. Info here!
        National Night Out website

America's Night Out
Against Crime!

When: Tue Aug 4th, 2015 All Day!
Where: Your Neighborhood!

Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 4th.

Last year millions of 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.

Go ahead -- invite your neighbors -- gather on someone's lawn or porch and turn-on the lights! Celebrate National Night Out 2015. Take a stand.

Don't let crime control your neighborhood.

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Powell-Division Hands-on Community Workshop: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6PM-8:30PM<br />
. Info here!

Share Your Transit Ideas!

When: "Thu Feb 12, 2015 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is holding a Hands-on Community Workshop. This is an opportunity for community members to provide thoughts and ideas on transit alternatives and options for desired neighborhood change. Attendees will be able to look at plans and ask questions of City, Metro and TriMet staff.

The open house start at 6PM; presentations and discussions begin at 6:30PM.

Join your neighbors for the 31th Annual National Night Out: Aug 05, 2014 7PM-10PM

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Join your neighbors for the 31th Annual National Night Out: Aug 05, 2014 7PM-10PM. Send criminals a message!  Help make your community safe and raise awareness about local anti-crime programs. Info here!
        National Night Out website

America's Night Out
Against Crime!

When: Tue Aug 5th, 2014 7-10PM
Where: Your Neighborhood!

Celebrate the 31th anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 5th.

Last year millions of 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.

Go ahead -- invite your neighbors -- gather on someone's lawn or porch and turn-on the lights! Celebrate National Night Out 2014. Take a stand.

Don't let crime control your neighborhood.

Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor moves into Gresham

Aug 11, 2014

Hello Gresham Neighbors!

Starting today, I am pleased to announce that the City of Gresham will be using Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the city.

City departments plan to share important news and updates, services, programs, public events, and emergency notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood on Nextdoor.

Please be assured that your website remains private. City staff will not be able to see any of the content on your Nextdoor neighborhood website except for the direct replies to our posts.

We look forward to connecting with you on Nextdoor to make Gresham an even better place to live!

Take care,
Aaron Abrams,
Office of Neighborhoods & Community Engagement
City of Gresham

City of Gresham announces it will use  Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the city. Have you signed-up? Join here!
Join here!


Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods.

It's the latest hyper-local trend: connecting with your neighbors via smartphones and laptops. Since its launch in 2011, San Francisco-based Nextdoor (is used by) 1 in 5 U.S. neighborhoods, more than 36,000 neighborhoods in all 50 states.

Members must give real first and last names as well as verified home addresses to join

Gresham's temporary $7.50 utility fee now permanent with council vote on June 3, 2014

Gresham's temporary $7.50 utility fee now permanent with council vote on June 3, 2014. Info here!
City of Gresham, Fire & Rescue

The Gresham City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to make permanent an expiring $7.50 monthly utility fee to help stave off cuts to police and fire services, two weeks after voters rejected a property tax increase intended for that purpose.

Source: oregonlive.com (Jun 4, 2014)

The utility fee is now expected bring in $3.7 million in 2014-15. The tax would have raised $5.4 million toward next year's budget. Budget Director Sharron Monohon said officials would suggest amendments to the city's proposed budget to keep it in balance.

"We have no choice but to protect our people," said council member Karylinn Echols.

The utility fee was due to expire June 30.

The city's proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which starts July 1, included $5.4 million from an "unspecified source" that would replace the sunsetting fee.

City leaders had hoped the new source would be a tax hike of $1.25 per $1,000 in taxable assessed property value at the May 20 ballot. The vote was so close that Mayor Shane Bemis wouldn't concede defeat for days afterward. But the narrow margin against the measure persisted as the final votes were counted. Read more.

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