Public safety

Powell-Division Hands-on Community Workshop: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6PM-8:30PM

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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
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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.

Gresham leaders want to renew a sun-setting monthly fee after tax measure's defeat May 20th

Gresham leaders want to renew a sun-setting monthly fee after tax measure's defeat May 20th. Info here!
City of Gresham, Fire & Rescue

Gresham officials made clear this week they are unwilling to cut more than $5 million from public safety and parks, a little more than a week after voters narrowly defeated a tax levy that would have paid the bill.

Source: oregonlive.com (May 30, 2014)

The only solution to the funding gap that elected officials and appointees to a city budget committee offered at meeting Thursday?

Reinstating a "temporary" fee charged through city utility bills. And that fee may go up from the $7.50 residents have been paying each month for more than a year.

Mayor Shane Bemis called for the Gresham City Council to meet in a special session immediately before the budget committee meets Tuesday (June 3, 2014, 6:30PM) evening. Bemis, a key backer of the failed tax measure, made it clear he expects members to vote for an alternative source of funding. Read more.

Gresham Gang Prevention Summit, City Hall: Thu May 01, 2014 10AM-11:30AM

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Gresham Gang Prevention Summit, City Hall: Thu May 01, 2014 10AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Gang Prevention Summit

When: Thu May 01, 2014 10-11:30AM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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You're invited!
Join Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham City Council, Police Chief Craig Junginger, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill and other community leaders to learn about gang activity in Gresham and our collaborative approach to improve public safety and livability.

Kid's Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Information, Gresham Farmers Market: May 10, 2013 9AM-2PM

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Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Information, Gresham Farmers Market: May 10, 2014 9AM-2PM. Limited to stock on hand. Children must be present. Info Here!

Kid's Helmet Giveaway!

When: Sat May 10, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Look for the Transportation Planning booth at the Gresham Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gresham is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association to provide free children's bike helmets and bike safety information. Helmets are limited to stock on hand, and children need to be present to be fit.

LED Streetlight Conversion Begins in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood

LED Streetlight Conversion Begins in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood, May 2014. Click to enlarge.
LED streetlight, Capri Terrace

Monday, May 19th, the Capri Terrace area of Wilkes East began receiving new LED streetlights -- replacing the old familiar 'pink glow' high-pressure sodium lights. The new streetlights are white, bright and money saving, but some folks say they also create more shadows at night.

What a bright idea: Gresham switching to LED streetlights

Source: Gresham Outlook website

Cost to keep lights on will go from $600,000 a year to $100,000 with new program

In yet another green effort to save energy and money, Gresham is starting a major streetlight replacement project, which will convert the city’s streetlights to high-efficiency LED bulbs. The move will save approximately $500,000 a year in costs.

Cities across the nation — even the globe — are turning to light-emitting diode lights as a way to save money and the environment.

Are You Prepared to Save a Life? CPR/AED Training: Sat Feb 22, 2013 9AM-12PM

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Are You Prepared to Save a Life? CPR/AED Training: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9AM-12PM. Info Here!

CPR / AED Training

When: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9AM-12PM
Where: Contact for location

Are You Prepared?
Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life.

Every minute without CPR following sudden cardiac arrest, the probability of survival reduces by 7-10% per minute. Attend this training provided by Gresham firefighters and learn the most up-to-date CPR techniques, as well as hands-on training using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Register Today! Don't put this off another minute.

Rockwood Public Safety Facility Grand Opening: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11AM-12PM

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Rockwood Public Safety Facility Grand Opening: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11AM-12PM. 675 NE 181st Av, Gresham Oregon. Celebrating A Commitment To Community Safety. Info here!

Grand Opening!

When: Thu Nv 21, 2013 11AM-12PM
Where: Rockwood Public Safety Bldg
675 NE 181st Av
Gresham OR
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You're Invited!
The Gresham Redevelopment Commission and Gresham Poice Department invite you to attend the grand opening of the Rockwood Public Safety Facility, Thu Nov 21, 2013 11AM.

Parking is available on site and just north of the site on NE Oregon St. Mayor Shane Bemis, Police Chief Craig Junginger and other dignitaries look forward to seeing you there!

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