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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Six new schools welcome The Right Brain Initiative

Earlier this month, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced that The Right Brain Initiative program will enter six new schools in thePortlandmetro area.

September 24, 2013

Earlier this month, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced that The Right Brain Initiative program will enter six new schools in the Portland metro area.

In 2009, RACC launched Right Brain to transform learning for all children in the Portland tri-county area through arts, creativity, innovation, and whole brain thinking. Through a partnership with public schools, local government, charitable foundations, businesses, and the cultural community, 14,000 students in 49 schools will have an education with integrated arts programs.

This year, the Gresham-Barlow School District became the first district to involve Right Brain with every one of its elementary schools.

Congratulations to the six schools and all the students that get to participate in this visionary program!

To learn more about Right Brain, visit their website.

City's utility bureaus present overview of budgets, finances, and Capital Improvement Programs to Council

Yesterday, in a Council Work Session, BES and PWB presented Council and the public an overview of their budget, finances, and Capital Improvement Program, or CIP - a "Utility Bureau 101."

September 25, 2013

As part of last year's budget, Council adopted a Budget Note directing the City's two utility bureaus - Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) - to "provide Council with a report and presentation of their five-year capital plans" prior to the FY 2014-15 budget process.

Yesterday, in a Council Work Session, BES and PWB presented Council and the public an overview of their budget, finances, and Capital Improvement Program, or CIP - a "Utility Bureau 101."

Together, these two bureaus manage assets with a replacement value of about $20 billion. As stewards of our stormwater, sewer, and water systems, it's important that Council understands how they budget, operate, and develop plans to keep their infrastructure healthy.

Their presentation materials are featured on each bureau's website - we encourage you to take a look.

BES CIP Presentation

PWB CIP Presentation

Thursday Roundup

New from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Nick Fish defends water, utility rate and promises a new day: Just in

Len Reed in The Oregonian

 

Novick, Fish Lead Council Pushback Against "Troubling" Gun Eclusion Reports

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Our Opinion: Stop-gap solutions don't help homeless

The Portland Tribune Editorial Board

 

Water bureau teams up with energy company on new reservoir

Joe Smith on KGW.com 

 

In Other News

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Southwest Portland residents peeved about sale of unused Water Bureau property

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

There's somoething about the water: A Bull Run Watershed tour glimpse

Andy Giegerich in Sustainable Business Oregon

 

Portland Timbers: City Council to vote again on Delta Park soccer field project

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Veterans Stand Down and job fair event

On October 2, veterans are invited to attend this year’s Stand Down and Job Fair at theOregonConvention Center.

September 27, 2013

On October 2, veterans are invited to attend this year’s Stand Down and Job Fair at the Oregon Convention Center.

The all day event helps veterans get connected with potential employers, medical services, lunch, haircuts, and gives them a chance to relax and connect with fellow veterans. This year the event will be hosted by Transition Projects, with support from Central City Concern and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

To pre-register and find similar events outside of Portland, visit Central City Concern’s website.

Veterans job fair and Stand Down set for Oct. 2 at convention center

Mike Francis in The Oregonian

photo courtesy of Central City Concern