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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).

League of Women Voters Portland, Gresham Candidates 2020 Video Voters' Guide

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Get Involved, Make a Difference!
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters of Portland and MetroEast Community Media produced candidate interview videos for a 2020 Video Voters' Guide. You can find the videos for the Gresham candidates who participated below.

(Due to scheduling and prior commitments not all candidates were able to participate. Candidates are listed alphabetical. Candidates that appear below do not constitute an endorsement by the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association or its members.)

City of Gresham, Mayor
Gresham City Council, Position 1
Gresham City Council, Position 3
Gresham City Council, Position 5

More Info
For information on other voter issues visit League of Women Voters of Portland at https://lwvpdx.org/

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2020 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7PM-8:30PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 10, 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.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

 

Click here to Join Meeting!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, Aug 10th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Summer Meeting. The meeting will be held online via Zoom meeting.

Agenda

  • Gresham Police NET Team update
  • Columbia View Park Concept Plan
  • Recent Changes at City Hall
  • Gresham Parks Looming Budget Crisis
  • Neighborhood news and more

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

TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM

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TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM. Exchange for new Hop FastPass. Info here!

Switch to the Hop Fastpass

When: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM
Where: Troutdale Library
2451 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR
Get Map!

The regional transit agency is ending paper and mobile tickets.
Source: The Gresham Outlook, May 01, 2019

TriMet is phasing out paper and mobile tickets but giving riders several opportunities to exchange the ones in their possessions for equal value on a Hop Fastpass card.

The regional transit agency is hosting a series of events in its service district where exchanges can be made. The next one is Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30PM to 6:00PM at the Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale.

Unvalidated, foil-stamped tickets and passes can be exchanged in person In person at the TriMet Ticket Office located in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

Unvalidated mobile tickets are also accepted.

The deadline for exchanges is Dec 31, 2019. You can learn more at https://trimet.org/fares/ticketexchange.htm

City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM

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City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM. Earth Day Everyday - Recycle. Info here!

Earth Day Everyday - Recycle

When: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The City will hold its annual recycling event in celebration of Earth Day. This event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents).

Items that can be recycled or donated

Volunteer

We are also looking for volunteers for this year's event. Tasks may include directing traffic, handing out flyers, unloading materials from automobiles and sorting materials.

Sign up to volunteer.

More information

Free household hazardous waste collection events:

Metro 2019 Neighborhood Collection Schedule

  • May 04 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM
  • May 18 - Mt Hood Community College, Lot N, 9AM-2PM
  • Jun 15 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM

Join Friend of Nadaka for Monica McAllister's Send-Off Party: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5PM-7PM

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Great Job Monica!

When: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5PM-7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan
Get Map!

Help us Say Thank You!
Friend of Nadaka's incredible Park Coordinator, Monica McAllister, recently left her position at Nadaka to begin a new adventure as the Community Connectons Liaison with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Join us in thanking her for her years of service at Nadaka Nature Park and the surrounding communities by sending her off in style with an evening of food, friends, and fun!

Everyone is welcome! Stop by and say goodbye to Monica and wish her well.

RSVP to info@griendsofnadaka.org

Public Invited. Nadaka Park Community Safety Meeting: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7-9PM

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Public Invited. Nadaka Park Community Safety Meeting: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7-9PM. Public agencies discuss safety issues at the Park and what the community can do to help. Info here!

When: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7-9PM
Where: St Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Share your concerns & suggestions

Meeting to discuss safety issues at Nadaka Nature Park. Public is invited.

Speakers to include Gresham Police Dept., CVIP (Citizen Volunteers in Police), NET (Neighborhood Enforcement Team), Gresham Mediation Specialist, Gresham Parks Dept. representative, Wilkes East Neighborhood Association representative, Friends of Nadaka, Nadaka Ambassadors, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church members.

This will be an opportunity to discuss safety issues at the Park and what the community can do to get involved and make things better.

Sponsored by Friends of Nadaka. Visit us online at friendsofnadaka.org or on Facebook.

City of Gresham, Gresham Task Force on Homelessness June 28 Meeting: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:30PM-7:30PM

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City of Gresham, Gresham Task Force on Homelessness June 28 Meeting: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:30PM-7:30PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Task Force on Homelessness will examine the scope of the growing homelessness problem in Gresham, identify potential solutions and help define how the City can play a role in addressing this complex societal issue.

The group will meet on the following dates:

  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 12
  • July 26
  • Aug. 9
  • Aug. 23
  • Sept. 13
  • Sept. 27

For more information about this event contact Joe Walsh at 503-618-2372 or Joe.Walsh@GreshamOregon.gov.

Reynolds School District 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30P

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Reynolds School District 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30PM. Info Here!

Reynolds School District 2015
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30PM
Where: Gresham National Armory
544 NE Division St
Gresham OR
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The Reynolds School District is proud to announce the 2015 class of inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame:

  • Clem “Spaz” Hancock (1960 – 1997)
  • Jim Miller (1968 – 1972)
  • Steve Raze (1986 – 1990)
  • Sue Tuggle (1981 – 1985)
  • The 1989-90 Reynolds Boys Soccer Team

(Inductee details below page break)

This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Gresham National Guard Armory. The evening will begin with a no-host social and silent auction at 5:30pm, followed by a sit-down dinner. After dinner is served, the inductees will be introduced and recognized for their tremendous contributions to the Reynolds School District athletics program. This year’s major banquet sponsors are Barclay Events and the Skyland Pub.

Tickets for this year’s banquet are $30 per plate, with reserved tables of eight available for $240. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.reynolds.k12.or.us/rhs/reynolds-school-district-athletic-hall-fame-class-2015

For more info contact Shauna Stanfill at: rhs_athleticboosters@yahoo.com

Gresham Police accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP): Deadline Fri Sep 18, 2015

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Gresham Police accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP): Deadline Fri Sep 18, 2015. Info here!

Apply Yourself

Deadline: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5PM
Position: Citizen Volunteer in Policing
City of Gresham

Citizens making a positive difference in our community

The Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP) program until 5PM Sep 18, 2015.

Interested citizens can download a volunteer application or pick up an application at the Police Department. Completed applications should be submitted to the Police Department.

Gresham’s Citizen Volunteers in Policing are the eyes and ears of the Police Department and create a visible presence in our parks, trails, residential areas and commerce centers. Volunteers do not carry weapons, confront suspects, or participate in altercations; they observe and report.

Volunteer criteria

  • Must be 21 years of age and older.
  • Must live or own a business within the city limits of Gresham.
  • Must pass a DMV and criminal background check.
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