The January Action Committee Meeting was a presentation and discussion about Proper Portland, formerly the Portland Development Commission – Portland’s Economic Development agency. A report on this meeting was in our March newsletter.
The February Action Committee meeting featured a discussion about Metro’s Equitable Housing Initiative, with Metro Councilor Sam Chase. For more background information on the topic, refer to the fact sheet here. There will be a report in our April newsletter.
The March Action Committee meeting will be on March 23, 2 – 4 pm, in conference room 303 of the LWV of Portland office building, 618 NW Glisan St. The discussion will be about Criminal Justice Reform with Kate Gonsalves, Oregon Justice Resource Center political director.
All League members are welcome to attend. For more information and other Action News, see our March newsletter.
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On February 15, the League of Women Voters of Portland sent testimony to the Portland City Council about the most recent report of the OIR Group on Portland Police Officer-Involved Shootings. The League has been involved in Police Oversight since the 1980s. Our testimony expressed concerns and offered recommendations about the findings of the OIR Group on the shortcomings of the Police Review Board and delays in obtaining medical help for injured individuals. You can read our testimony here. To read our other testimony on police oversight, click here.
Other Action News
LWVPDX Endorses “Portland Climate Action Community Benefits Initiative”
The League of Women Voters of Portland has added its name to the list of endorsers for the Portland Climate Action Community Benefits Initiative. If enough signatures are collected and the initiative qualifies for the ballot, voters will decide in November whether to enact a surcharge on large retailers for the purpose of funding projects aimed at reducing the city’s carbon footprint and increasing job opportunities and training for disadvantaged community members. Read the full text of the initiative, which is available from the City Auditor, here. Additional information is available at this website.