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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).

Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Oct 12, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
10/12/2020 - 8:30pm
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Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Oct 12, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Oct 12, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

For more information about this event, contact Amanda Lunsford, Administrative Analyst at 503-618-2235 or Amanda.Lunsford@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 20, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 11:30AM-12:30PM

10/20/2020 - 11:30am
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 20, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 11:30AM-12:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 11:30AM-12:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meetings allow necessary Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as advisory committee reports, bid and grant awards, budget adoption, public hearings, resolutions, project updates and policy matters.

COVID-19 emergency order meeting procedure

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings are held online via Zoom, typically on the third Tuesday of the month 30 minutes following adjournment of the 10:00 am Gresham City Council, with some exceptions to that schedule.

How to attend and access agenda materials

  • For Zoom meeting log-in/call-in information, please see the meeting agenda on the Council Meeting Agendas and Videos page under Upcoming Events or the Gresham Redevelopment Commission page. Agenda materials are posted to those locations approximately one week before the meeting.
  • If you are unable to access the meeting via Zoom, contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, by calling 503-618-2545 no later than 24 hours before to the meeting start time so the City can provide alternate arrangements.

How to provide testimony

  • Residents wishing to provide oral testimony must register their name, e-mail address, phone number, and subject matter no later than 24 hours before the meeting start time via email to Cecille Turley, Program Technician, at Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.
  • Residents wishing to provide written testimony must submit their written testimony no later than 24 hours before the meeting start time via email to Cecille Turley, Program Technician at Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov so the testimony can be provided to the GRDC before the meeting.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM

10/21/2020 - 6:30pm
10/21/2020 - 8:30pm
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Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.

For more information about this event, contact Jamie Thomes, Planning Technician at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Sep 22, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-1:30P

09/22/2020 - 1:00pm
09/22/2020 - 1:30pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Sep 22, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-1:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-1:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) generally meet as needed on the third Tuesday of the month.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as advisory committee reports, bid and grant awards, budget adoption, public hearings, resolutions, project updates and policy matters.

COVID-19 emergency order meeting procedure

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings are held online via Zoom 30 minutes following adjournment of the 10:00 am Gresham City Council meetings on the third Tuesdays. See below for meeting start time, how to attend via Zoom and access agenda materials, and how to provide testimony.

Sept. 22 meeting

The meeting will be held at 1:00 pm. This is the rescheduled date and time. The meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 15, 30 minutes after the 10:00 am City Council meeting.

How to attend and access agenda materials

  • For Zoom meeting log-in/call-in information, please see the meeting agenda on the Council Meeting Agendas and Videos page or the Gresham Redevelopment Commission page.
  • If you are unable to access the meeting via Zoom, contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, by calling 503-618-2545 no later than 24 hours before to the meeting start time so the City can provide alternate arrangements.

How to provide testimony

  • Residents wishing to provide oral testimony must register their name, e-mail address, phone number, and subject matter no later than 24 hours before the meeting start time via email to Cecille Turley, Program Technician, at Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.
  • Residents wishing to provide written testimony must submit their written testimony no later than 24 hours before the meeting start time via email to Cecille Turley, Program Technician at Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov so the testimony can be provided to the GRDC before the meeting.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Jun 16, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 10:30AM-11:30AM

06/16/2020 - 10:30am
06/16/2020 - 11:30am
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Jun 16, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 10:30AM-11:30AM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 10:30AM-11:30 am
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month. Agenda materials for the meetings are posted on the GRDC web page approximately one week before the meetings.

COVID-19 Emergency Order Meeting Procedure:

Due to the restrictions in place established by the Governor's stay-at-home order, until further notice, GRDC meetings will be held online via Zoom immediately following the 10:00 am Gresham City Council meetings. The meetings can also be accessed through Zoom by phone. The exact start times of the GRDC meetings are not known and will depend on the length of the City Council meetings.

Instructions on how to access the June 16 GRDC meeting will be posted below approximately one week before the meeting. The Zoom access information will also be for accessing the 10:00 am Gresham City Council meeting.

Please note: Citizens who want to testify during the June 16 GRDC meeting are asked to provide testimony in writing ONLY and send your written comments to City Recorder, Susanjoy Wright, at Susanjoy.Wright@GreshamOregon.gov 24 hours prior to the meeting to allow the testimony to be forwarded to the GRDC.

Persons who desire to provide testimony and are unable to provide written comments in advance or are otherwise unable to access the meeting via Zoom are encouraged to notify the City Recorder by calling 503-618-2697 24 hours in advance of the meeting so that the City can provide alternate arrangements.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as approval of projects, budget adoption, committee appointments, public hearings, resolutions, project updates, etc.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 6:30PM-8PM

06/17/2020 - 6:30pm
06/17/2020 - 8:00pm
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City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 6:30PM-. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 6:30PM-
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.

For more information about this event, contact Jamie Thomes, Planning Technician at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 6:30PM-8PM

06/22/2020 - 6:30pm
06/22/2020 - 8:00pm
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City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 6:30PM-. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 6:30PM-
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

For more information about this event, contact Amanda Lunsford, Administrative Analyst at 503-618-2235 or Amanda.Lunsford@GreshamOregon.gov.

CANCELED. City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM

03/16/2020 - 6:30pm
03/16/2020 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 6:30PM- CANCELED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

For more information about this event contact Amanda Lunsford, Administrative Analyst at 503-618-2235 or Amanda.Lunsford@GreshamOregon.gov.

CANCELED. Gresham Redevelopment Commission Mar 17, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Mar 17, 2020 4PM-6PM

03/17/2020 - 4:00pm
03/17/2020 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Mar 17, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Mar 17, 2020 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Mar 17, 2020 4PM-6PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3:00 pm Gresham City Council meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as approval of projects, budget adoption, committee appointments, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

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