News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
April 2021
 
Gresham on the Go video news show

Hittin' the high notes around town

We're jazzed for this episode of Gresham on the Go. First, we're off to Nadaka Nature Park to see how Play Grow Learn's youth are learning green job skills. Plus, celebrating Diversity Month and the virtual Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Watch Gresham on the Go.

Choose your 3 favorites

Read about 10 parks projects the City could do with Gresham's $5.4 million share of Metro parks and nature bond funds. Take the Community Parks Survey and let us know your top three favorites! Everyone in our community is encouraged to participate. Toma encuesta en español

Meet the finalists forum

Join us for a forum featuring interviews with the City Manager finalist candidates. The virtual event starts at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 21, with introductory remarks by Mayor Travis Stovall followed by candidate interviews. Afterwards, give your feedback about the candidates via online survey. 
City Manager candidates

Video: How the City budget works

A video about the process and structure of the City of Gresham budget.

Budget meetings kickoff

Each spring, the Budget Committee holds public meetings to review the coming year’s budget. The first is tonight (4/20) at 6:00 pm via Zoom with an overview of City services and priorities. The second meeting April 27 will discuss specific details of the budget document. Learn more.

Earth Day event canceled

Until we meet again, you can still recycle those Earth Day items that can’t be put out at home or thrown away. There are recycling centers to take hard-to-recycle fluorescent lights, plastics, block Styrofoam, electronics, hazardous materials and sensitive documents.
Find a recycler

Help the vaccine effort

Do you have time to help Multnomah County’s effort to get all our community members vaccinated in East County? Bilingual/bicultural volunteers are needed for culturally specific COVID-19 vaccine clinics who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Somali, Russian and Cantonese. Bilingual volunteer registration.

Nice work, Tree Team! 

Great news for Arbor Month. Since December 2020, the Gresham Tree Team, a four-member youth group led by Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability, planted 65 trees and identified over 800 spaces for potential new street trees in the Rockwood and west Gresham neighborhoods. Learn more

Talking with teens

Being a teenager or having a teenager can be tough. Parents and teens often argue over issues like curfews and electronics. Mediation helps parent and teen talk about what’s important to them, plus set and agree on expectations. East County Resolutions provides this free service. Learn more.
A cottage cluster of homes with mature trees.
Cottage cluster housing that preserves mature trees.

Middle housing review

Join the Middle Housing Project team at our virtual open house from 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 13, to review the draft regulations for middle housing development throughout the city (duplexes, triplexes, town homes, cottage clusters, etc.) Virtual open house details.

Save on your energy bill

One last plug for Earth Day. Learn how anyone with an electricity bill in Gresham can help expand clean energy infrastructure. And, tips for saving money on your monthly bill. Watch online.

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