The October Action Committee meeting will be on Friday, October 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 in Conference Room 303 at the LWVPDX Office. It will feature a discussions about
- Healthy Kids and Education: Multnomah County Initiative, Terri Steenbergen, MPH, Campaign Manager
- Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative Proposal, Lenny Dee, 350 PDX board member
All League members are welcome to attend. For more information and other Action News, see our October newsletter.
Contact Debbie Aiona with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 4, LWVPDX Action Committee Member and Communications Co-Chair Margaret Noel testified to the Portland City Council on a proposal to create a uniform Bylaws Template for citizen advisory committees. We advocated for more balance and transparency in advisory groups and said that each group should have the flexibility to shape its own bylaws on term limits for its members. Read the testimony here.
On August 24, LWVPDX Action Chair Debbie Aiona testified before the Portland City Council on the proposed Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP). She expressed appreciation for the steps being taken to involve the public in the selection of PCCEP members, while also strongly recommending that all PCCEP meetings be open to the public. Read all of her testimony here.
On August 2, LWVPDX Board Member and Action Committee member Carol Cushman gave oral testimony on the process to be used by the City of Portland in choosing a treatment option for purifying city water. Read her remarks here.
Other Action News
The League of Women Voters of Portland Board has voted to endorse the Multnomah County Healthy Kids and Education Initiative, which would impose a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages and use the revenue for programs supporting the health and education of young children. This endorsement is based on our national LWVUS position on Early Intervention for Children at Risk. The League strongly supports prevention and early intervention measures that help children reach their full potential. For more information about this initiative, please see the Yes! For Healthy Kids and Education website.