This week started off Sunday with a fund raising breakfast at Clark’s Grange for the Molalla High School Choir. On Monday I met with a constituent to discuss the ISP project and then attended a meeting of the District 8 Association of Oregon Counties. Much of that discussion centered around how we move forward regionally w/ homelessness solutions.
Tuesday Grace left for texas and the grandkids and I headed in to the office for an exec session(legal stuff) followed by our regular work session. We had an update on the Hillside Park expansion( from 200 to 600 new units for low income and mixed housing alternatives). I then had lunch w/ our LGBTQ employees and reassured them that we remain committed to an inclusive county government. I want the best people working for us- discriminating against any group reduces the pool of talent serving our citizens. That afternoon we covered the deferred compensation charter for the governing board, a Disaster Preparedness update and exercise.
Wednesday we had a quarterly Budget meeting to discuss budget resizing for next year and the court house financing options. That afternoon I toured BLM land out near Brightwood. I saw fish recovery projects and learned more about the multiple use approach the BLM must use in managing our public lands. That evening I attended the Library Planning Task Force meeting, discussing the libraries of Gladstone and Oak Grove/Jennings Lodge.
Thursday we had our regular business meeting followed by a De Paul Freedom Award Luncheon in Portland. Then it was back to the office for Emmett Wheatfalls retirement celebration. That evening I went out to Fiala Farms to discuss with citizens agricultural plans for the future of Stafford. Friday I joined fellow Vets for breakfast at the Rivershore. The rest of the day was campaign fundraising calls and contacts.
Today I went back out to the Mountain for a citizens meeting and tonight I will attend the NARAL Gala.
That’s it for the week, Ken