Public safety

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake rattles North Portland early Monday morning Nov 19, 2012

Did You Feel It??

Do You Have A Plan For a Cascadia Subduction Event?

Nov 19, 2012 Portland, OR
Monday morning at 6:15AM PST a 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattled the North Portland area beneath Kelly Point Park where the Willamette River joins the Columbia River. The quake occured at a depth of 11.8 miles. No reports of damage. If you felt the quake you are encourage to report it to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/.

Last Friday morning at 5:19AM PST another quake occured in the same area beneath the Columbia Slough.

Scientist say these type of earthquakes are the best type of quake to have -- small and frequent; allowing local faults to gently release pent-up energy.

Invest in Gresham, Attend a Town Hall on the Proposed Utility Fee: Oct 02, 2012 6PM

10/02/2012 - 6:00pm
10/02/2012 - 7:30pm
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City of Gresham logo

Public Invited
Town Hall Meeting

When: Tue Oct 2, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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We invite you to join us at Mayor Shane Bemis' upcoming public town halls for a community conversation about the proposed Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 per month and why it’s critical to keeping the community safe and livable.

Share Your Opinion
The public can provide input and ask questions at the Town Hall meetings on Oct. 2, 3 and 10. at 6:00-7:30PM

Gresham is a great community, with one of the most efficient local governments in Oregon.

But additional revenue is needed now to keep the community safe and vibrant and the City’s financial foundation stable. That’s why this fall your City Council will consider a monthly Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 – assessed to households

Invest in Gresham, Attend a Town Hall on the Proposed Utility Fee: Oct 03, 2012 6PM

10/03/2012 - 6:00pm
10/03/2012 - 7:30pm
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City of Gresham logo

Public Invited
Town Hall Meeting

When: Wed Oct 3, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
Where: Rockwood Public Library
17917 SE Stark St
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We invite you to join us at Mayor Shane Bemis' upcoming public town halls for a community conversation about the proposed Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 per month and why it’s critical to keeping the community safe and livable.

Share Your Opinion
The public can provide input and ask questions at the Town Hall meetings on Oct. 2, 3 and 10. at 6:00-7:30PM

Gresham is a great community, with one of the most efficient local governments in Oregon.

But additional revenue is needed now to keep the community safe and vibrant and the City’s financial foundation stable. That’s why this fall your City Council will consider a monthly Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 – assessed to households

Invest in Gresham, Attend a Town Hall on the Proposed Utility Fee: Oct 10, 2012 6PM

10/10/2012 - 6:00pm
10/10/2012 - 7:30pm
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Final Opportunity

City of Gresham logo

Public Invited
Town Hall Meeting

When: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
Where: Portland Adventist Elementary
3990 NW First St
Get Map!

We invite you to join us at Mayor Shane Bemis' upcoming public town halls for a community conversation about the proposed Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 per month and why it’s critical to keeping the community safe and livable.

Share Your Opinion
The public can provide input and ask questions at the Town Hall meetings on Oct. 2, 3 and 10. at 6:00-7:30PM

Gresham is a great community, with one of the most efficient local governments in Oregon.

But additional revenue is needed now to keep the community safe and vibrant and the City’s financial foundation stable. That’s why this fall your City Council will consider a monthly Police, Fire & Parks Fee of $7.50 – assessed to households

Gresham 2012 Transportation Safety Fair: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12PM-3PM

09/29/2012 - 12:00pm
09/29/2012 - 3:00pm
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2nd annual CROP Hunger Walk for Church World Service on Sunday, Sept 23, 2012 2PM-3:30PM. Info here!

$5 Bike Helmets and more!

When: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 12PM-3PM
Where: Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza
Third Street and Hood Av
Gresham, OR
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Bike fun and safety abound during the annual Transportation Fair from 12PM to 3PM Saturday, Sep. 29th, at the Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza between Third Street and Hood Avenue in historic downtown. Join us at the Transportation Fair for a good time after the Teddy Bear Parade.

  • Education about transportation options and safety
  • Bike helmet sale for $5.00 (all ages!)
  • Tips on how to take your bike on transit

This event is co-sponsored by the City's Transportation Planning Division and the Gresham Regional Center Transportation Manangement Association.

Join your neighbors for the 29th Annual National Night Out: Aug 7, 2012 7PM-10PM

08/07/2012 - 7:00pm
08/07/2012 - 10:00pm
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Join your neighbors for the 29th National Night Out: Aug 7, 2012 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!

When: Tuesday, Aug 7th, 2012 7-10PM
Where: Your Neighborhood!

Celebrate the 29th anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 7th.

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 2012. Take a stand.

Don't let crime control your neighborhood.

Make Your Voice Heard: Transportation Survey Online, Now thru June 3, 2012

The East Metro Connections Plan is nearing conclusion.

Make Your Voice Heard: Transportation Survey Online, Now thru June 3, 2012. Info here!

Weigh in before decision makers agree on the plan priorities for funding transportation projects in East County. The survey is open through June 3.

Read more. Take the survey.

Public input sought on design of new Rockwood police station: Apr 2, 2012 5-7PM

04/02/2012 - 5:00pm
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Public input sought sought on design of new Rockwood police station. Meeting at Rockwood Building: Apr 2, 2012 5-7PM. Info here!
Future site of Rockwood police precinct

What's Your Vision?

When: Mon Apr 2, 2012 5-7PM
Where: Rockwood Building
123 NE 181st Av
Gresham, OR
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Share Your Ideas
Gresham city officials want to hear from the public about the design of the new Rockwood police station. Project architects want to gather community preferences to guide the aesthetics of the new building.

This will be an interactive, drop-in style event (it’s fine to come anytime between 5 and 7) with the project architect on-hand. The purpose of the event is to give the design team a good sense of what the community’s preferences regarding the appearance of the building exterior and grounds. We will have a Spanish-language interpreter on hand, and refreshments will be served.

Plan to attend this visioning event and share your ideas for this important addition to our neighborhood.

East County Courts in Rockwood Nears Completion, Doors Open Late April 2012

After decades of delays and missteps the new courthouse receives the finishing touches as it prepares to open for business.

A long-awaited East County Courts project in the heart of Gresham's Rockwood neighborhood could be just what's needed to jumpstart the town center's redevelopment.

Completion of the project represents a commitment to an area left behind long ago.

East County Courts in Rockwood Nears Completion, Doors Open Late April 2012. Info here!
East County Courts Bldg, 185th & SE Stark St. Opening April 2012. Click to enlarge

The new $19.6 million 40,000-square-foot three-floor facility will have three courtrooms, with room for future expansion to six, an office for the district attorney, a sheriff's department security office, court business office, a data center in the basement and a drop-in child care facility for visitors.

The courthouse will serve people being adjudicated for misdemeanors, violations, small claims, landlord and tenant actions, ex parte hearings and document filing for all civil and domestic relations actions - many of which were previously filed at the overcrowded downtown Portland courthouse. The new courthouse is only for civil matters. It will not include a detention facility, nor will felony cases be heard.

Funding for the new courthouse includes $15 million from Recovery Zone Economic Development (stimulus) Bonds. The remaining portion will be funded from the 2008 sale of the South Edgefield property.

Gresham to Build Rockwood Public Safety Facility at Former Kasch's Garden Center Site

City to Build West Gresham Police Precinct at Former Kasch's Garden Center Site. Info here!
Site of new police station. Click to enlarge

Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

On Feb 21, 2012, the Gresham Redevelopment Commission approved the acquisition of 2.3 acres at 675 NE 181st, 1-block north of Glisan for the future site of the Rockwood Public Safety Facility. Get Map!

Approval of the $775,000 property acquisition will allow design and construction of the project to proceed on schedule for completion by the end of 2013. At the same meeting an award of business was given to Group Mackenzie, Inc. to provide architectural services for the project.

"This important step in the process demonstrates the City’s commitment to improving public safety and enhancing police presence in Rockwood," said Mayor Shane Bemis. "It is very exciting to see work begin towards delivering on this vital urban renewal goal."

The 10,000-12,000 sq. ft. Rockwood Public Safety Facility will create a welcoming and highly visible police presence in Rockwood, improving public safety and encouraging new investment in the area.

Once completed the facility will house a range of police functions, including support for patrol officers serving Rockwood and other special units and programs.

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