Eddy’s Work on the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Transition Team

The District Attorney decides whether someone will get charged and with what, who will enter the prison system and who will go free. It’s a powerful role in Oregon law enforcement. I serve on the transition team for Mike Schmidt, the new Multnomah County District Attorney. I endorsed Mike for District Attorney because he ranContinue reading “Eddy’s Work on the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Transition Team”

We Must Always Stand Up Against Hate

You may wonder what it’s like to stand up to armed extremists. Well, many community members stood up against hate last night at Gresham City Hall. The event occurred hours after an emergency City Council meeting to discuss the safety and security of our city and all of our residents. The Gresham Outlook reported theContinue reading “We Must Always Stand Up Against Hate”

What’s Next for Gresham Parks & Rec? Let the People Decide!

We all pay taxes, but too often our communities don’t have a say in how our government dollars are spent. In Gresham, we are changing that when it comes to parks. This year, the City of Gresham is considering using a process called participatory budgeting to allocate up to $5 million in parks funding. TheContinue reading “What’s Next for Gresham Parks & Rec? Let the People Decide!”

Reimagining Public Safety: How We Can Make Progress on Police Reform

The murder of George Floyd has sparked national protests against police brutality. Gresham community members are also standing up to demand public safety and accountability. Are you interested in a new vision of public safety? Join me to advocate for fair, transparent, and accountable community policing. Together, we can build a city where our residentsContinue reading “Reimagining Public Safety: How We Can Make Progress on Police Reform”

An Opportunity for Gresham City Council

We are realizing unexpected and important shifts in leadership, policies, and laws. This is a time of opportunity for Gresham City Council. Over the last two weeks, Gresham’s mayor, city manager, chief of police, and a planning commissioner have resigned or retired. News and social media are buzzing with these stories—and with misinformation. Gresham residentsContinue reading “An Opportunity for Gresham City Council”