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Community input (HTML format) at Sept. 27, 2012 Community Egagement Listening Session

Community Engagement Input Session

September 27, 2012

 

Background: On Sept 27, 2012, Mayor Adams and Commissioner Fritz co-hosted a second facilitated input session designed to provide community participants with an opportunity to provide input into the City’s State and Federal Legislative Agendas. Community members’ comments were recorded during the meeting.  

Those comments are transcribed below. As a way to determine the priorities of meeting participants, all attendees were asked to identify their top three priority issues after the facilitated session was completed.  

This list reflects the group’s prioritized issues, in descending order, that were identified by meeting participants.   

 

ISSUE

VOTES

 

Housing: Support inclusionary zoning to build more affordable housing.

18

Drivers Licenses for All:  Drivers licenses for everyone should not require documentation of immigration status.

17

Foster Children: Address issue of family with children who have been removed by the Department of Human Services and pulled out of Multnomah County; a focus on communities of color is not a priority of the State.

12

Autism Health Insurance Reform: Need early intensive behavioral intervention.

10

Housing for Disabled Individuals:  Need general assistance and a basic support/safety net for people with disabilities to end homelessness. Restore the Social Security work incentive programs.   

8

Education Reform: Increase Latino ELL graduation rates and provide financial assistance and bilingual education

8

Conflict Free Legislation: Develop legislation to govern purchase of electronic goods that are manufactured in conflict-free countries.

6

Use of Deadly Force: Change the Use of Deadly Force statute towhat a reasonable person would do”.

5

Housing for Released Prisoners: Develop more housing and services for people released from jail.

5

Section 8 Housing: Adopt Section 8 residents as protected class.

5

OLCC: Reduce over-service to inebriated individuals through OLCC legislation and access to high content alcohol that leads to addiction.

4

Hayden Island Issues: Support forHaydenIsland efforts in sustainability, planning, CRC, and “No Coal’ position.

3

Columbia River Crossing: Support and prioritize funding forHaydenIsland, North, andNE Portland priorities.

3

Public schools and urban renewal: Make stronger connection between schools and urban renewal districts.

3

Police Review: Conduct an independent investigation for any police officers who are investigated for violations.

3

Amend State Vehicle Code: Treat skateboarders as vehicles by amending the state vehicle code.

3

Oregon “stand your ground” law:  Revise law to ensure that unarmed people are not shot and make law clear to all.

2

Hit and Run Violation: Make a “hit and run” offense an enhancement crime.  

2

Corporate Personhood: Need more advocacy at state and federal level.

2

OLCC:  Separate licensing and enforcement functions within OLCC and strengthen neighborhood association role.

2

Bicycle User Fee:  Assess a fee on adult bicyclists to fund bicycle improvements.

2

Outside Lighting Ban: Ban outside lighting when businesses are closed to save energy.

2

Tuition Equity: Support tuition equity for undocumented youth.

1

University Scholarships: support more scholarships for university students and tuition equity.      

1

Oregon Investment Act (OIA): Strengthen intent of the OIA--to invest state funds into local credit unions.       

1

Domestic Violence: Prove more services for domestic violence victims.

1

Civic Engagement Funding: Provide more civic engagement funding for historically underrepresented groups.

1

Wage Theft: Support legislation to end wage theft from immigrants and farmers who aren’t getting appropriate pay

1

Affordable Housing: Increase affordable housing in urban renewal areas & in areas that have experienced displacement.      

1

Racial Profiling: Support efforts to end racial profiling.

1

Coal Shipments: Research effects of shipping coal and require an in-depth health and environmental assessment to take to State and Federal officials.

1

Traffic and Pedestrian Flow: Change traffic and pedestrian flow giving pedestrians adequate time to cross by pausing all cars.

1

Car Prowl Legislation:  Change state car prowl legislation by having a person charged with a felony the fourth time they are arrested for car prowling.   

1

Bicycle Traffic: Bicyclists need to walk bikes in pedestrian areas and crosswalks.

1

Bicycle Speed: Regulate speed of bikes in relationship to auto traffic.

1

Emergency Campsites: Amend ORS 446.265 to expand the limits of emergency campsites.

1

Affordable Housing: Allow cities, when mandating new development, to set aside portion for affordable housing.

1

Park Development: Support more resources for building new parks.

0

Bilingual Education: Obtain more resources for bilingual education.

0

Handicapped Parking: Establish no time limit for handicap parking spaces.

0

CRC & Hayden Island: Implement plans related to CRC andHaydenIsland.

0

 

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