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Action Alert: Help Redirect Funds to Community Members in Need

On December 15th, Gresham City Council voted to make key changes to community development and COVID-19 relief budgets because the community raised its voice and advocated for more funding to the people that urgently need it. Thank you to everyone who shared their powerful testimonies with the council, and congratulations on two important wins. First,Continue reading “Action Alert: Help Redirect Funds to Community Members in Need”

Forward. Together. More to Come in the Weeks Ahead!

News worthy of celebration: As a result of our organizing and coordination, the Gresham City Council, for the first time in history, includes a progressive, community-centered majority. Together — Vince Jones Dixon, Dina DiNucci, Mario Palmero and I — will usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, and positive change in Gresham.Continue reading “Forward. Together. More to Come in the Weeks Ahead!”

Nov. 17: Gresham City Council Preview

Here’s a preview for the Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Gresham City Council meeting. Among other items, this week’s discussion will have an impact on Gresham’s transportation investment priorities in the next few years. The council will be considering the following items on Tuesday morning: Two Appointments to the Finance Committee: Claire Lider and Janice Baker.Continue reading “Nov. 17: Gresham City Council Preview”

Gresham Must Balance the Budget and Protect the Vulnerable

After 14 years of borrowing from our state-mandated reserve, the City of Gresham finds itself in a shortfall. We’ll find our way back together, but we can’t continue to do so at the expense of our community’s most vulnerable. I’ll cut right to the chase: I voted no on the city’s proposed budget because itContinue reading “Gresham Must Balance the Budget and Protect the Vulnerable”

Alert: Emergency Funds for Gresham Small Businesses

The City of Gresham has received Phase 3 Emergency Business Grant funding. Please share this opportunity with your Gresham networks! The city has received $250,000 in funds from the State of Oregon to provide additional grants to Gresham businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Funding applications open on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, OctoberContinue reading “Alert: Emergency Funds for Gresham Small Businesses”

COVID-19: Planning for Our Recovery and Resilience

Like others, you probably worry about the impact that COVID-19 has on your well being. As your city councilor, I’ll build on plans to keep our community healthy and local businesses thriving. Back in March, as the COVID-19 virus swept the nation, we started taking common-sense actions as individuals to keep ourselves, our loved ones,Continue reading “COVID-19: Planning for Our Recovery and Resilience”

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