The week started off with car shows where I got to talk w/ a lot of constituents and friends.On Monday I attended the Clackamas Service center celebration- a 1 year anniversary of their reopening since a fire. They have been helping people for 46 years!! I then hustled up the mountain to see a Habitat and river confluence restoration project that Clackamas, Portland, the state and others are partnering on. It is near the Barlow trail Head on the Sandy river.
Tuesday was busy. It started with an exec session w/ our attorneys followed by a work session. That covered the Park Av. Advisory committee, the short term rental draft regs, the Hillside Manor Master plan and a Managing for Results policy session. A pizza lunch was held for an employee leaving our service. On That afternoon we went to the O,C. Library for a launching event for the Community Prosperity Collaborative.
On Wednesday I dropped in on the Good Morning Oregon City meeting at snap fitness. That was followed by an exec session.
Thursday I met with staff to discuss legislative priorities for the next session, followed by a business meeting. Numerous staff were awarded recognition for their excellent service to the county and its citizens. That was followed by another exec session. Then I went out to TMK creamery with staff to discuss economic development with the owners and how our team could work with them to help grow their business. They are doing great! If you like REALLY GOOD CHEESES-I highly recommend them !! MMMMMM Good. Then it was off to a Fair Board meeting. They voted to accept their Master Plan which will soon be presented to the BCC.
Friday Grace and I lunched with a Chinese friend from our Oregon China Council . We also discussed how we can move forward business interests here in Clackamas County, particularly ag exports and Chinese investment.Keeping our local relationships strong while the National gov’s work out their differences is important as we have a 2.8 billion surplus in trade w/ China- the only state to have one. That evening it was out to Boring for Boring and Dull day -lots of good ice cream and music!!.
Saturday I went to a house warming and tonight to an Association of Oregon Counties dinner.
That’s it for the week, Ken