Citizens in the Legislature: Forum at CPO 8

On March 8th, Citizen Participation Organization 8 will be hosting a panel discussion on legislative issues of concern to residents of the Helvetia, North Plains and Mountaindale area. 1000 Friends will serve on the panel discussing bills that threaten citizen participation in the legislature. 

North Plains Fire Station - 31370 Northwest Commercial Street

Presenters:  Senator Bruce Starr (confirmed), Senator Suzanne Bonamici (probable)

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Washington County Citizen Activist Network Summit


You are Invited to the Washington County Citizen Activist Network Summit

Saturday March 12, 2011, 8:30am
Marsh Hall, Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR  97116

You are invited to help a growing group of Washington County activists set direction for

more effective advocacy for our specific and common causes

supporting elected officials committed to open and responsive government, livable communities, and fair, sustainable economies

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Cultivating the Commons

Join Onward Oregon for “Cultivating the Oregon City Commons,” a two-part, interactive workshop designed to help grow our awareness, our network and our commitment to serving the common good. Together, we’ll explore the many facets of the commons and identify opportunities to become more active as its caretakers.


Event Date: 
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

Friends of Yamhill County Discussion on events on EFU

The February 28 meeting of Friends of Yamhill County promises to be an exciting and informative evening. The meeting will feature a lively panel discussion about commercial uses on farm and forest land. Many commercial operations, including event centers, dining facilities, stores, lodging etc. operate in rural areas, both legally and illegally. Some proposals in the current legislature would greatly increase the scope of what is allowed.

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Congressman John Mica to hear from Portland Metro region about transportation needs

Speak Out for 21st Century Transportation Options

Congressman John Mica (FL), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will visit our region to facilitate a field hearing on the federal transportation bill, a piece of legislation that will affect funding for nearly every potential transportation project in our region and the nation for the next 6 years.

Multnomah County Adopts Bold Vision for Local Food Economy

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

Oregon’s most urban county might seem an unlikely candidate for adopting an ambitious plan identifying local agriculture as a key driver of healthy communities and economies. Yet the Multnomah County Commission voted unanimously January 27 to do just that.

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series: How to Plan for People & Environment, Simultaneously

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

A large crowd packed into the Billy Frank conference room at Portland's Ecotrust Building Wednesday evening to learn about planning for human and environmental needs simultaneously, using examples from Vancouver as well as the experience of local experts.

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series Discusses Environment & Community Design

Mayor Sam Adams will introduce a panel of national and local experts discussing the links between environmental sustainability and community design this Wednesday evening, January 12, at the Ecotrust building in Portland's Pearl District.

Multnomah County Seeks Planning Commission Applicants With Farming Background

The Multnomah County Land Use Planning Division is seeking a county resident with a background in farming to serve on the county Planning Commission. This is a great chance for a rural resident (current or former) to make sure that there is a voice for farms and farmland on this important planning body.

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