Please join us on Wednesday, September 11th at Adventist Medical Center to hear Mayor Charlie Hales present to the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, presented by the Government & Economic Affairs Committee.
Mayor Charlie Hales
September 11th | 7:30-9:00am
Adventist Health | 10123 SE Market St | MAP
If you drive from East Portland to West Portland, likely you travel on a city-owned street, over a county-owned bridge, onto another city-owned street. A county fire-patrol boat might pass beneath you on the Willamette, heading north, with a city fire boat heading south. And the homeless adult you pass on the bridge is the city’s concern, while the homeless youth you pass is the county’s concern.
Does this make sense to anyone? Since 1984, the City of Portland and Multnomah County have operated under an agreement about who does what. But after three decades, the lines have become blurred. An audit this year showed that the old agreement does not provide a comprehensive listing of the core, basic services of the city and county. I have begun working with the Multnomah County Commission to craft a new understanding of city/county roles. In short: To define “who does what” and “who pays for it.” Together, we can bring this essential understanding of how we function into the 21st century.
Charlie will discuss the above topic and others affecting East Portland. Come prepared with questions for our Mayor.
Park News Cafe Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Sept 12th | 8:00am
You can keep an eye on a large screen display of Transit Tracker, showing real-time arrivals of MAX’s Blue Line and five nearby bus lines, while ordering your latte, “Hippie Cookie”, turkey sandwich or chai.
The café’s grand opening is Thursday, September 12th at 8:00am, with free coffee, tea and pastry samples.