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No August CPO 1 Meeting

Presentation slides and audio (YouTube) from Erik Mace's July talk about a Tree Code for Washington County is up now!

CPO 1 invites you to
Show Up for Washington County!
Visit the Board of Commissioners Meeting

Tues. Aug. 22, 6:30 pm, Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 150 E. Main St, Hillsboro

Instead of their regular monthly meeting, CPO 1 invites everyone to join CPO members from around the county in our visit to the Washington County Board of Commissioners (BCC) evening meeting. Following the meeting, we’ll regroup at a nearby pub for discussions and refreshments.

The world is run
by those who show up!

If you have never attended a BCC meeting, it’s about time! The five members of the County Commission are the primary law-making body for those who live in unincorporated Washington County. Their actions affect our daily lives, whether or not we live in one of the county’s cities.

You can sign up before the meeting to testify during the Public Comments section of the meeting. You can bring up any issue that concerns you and your neighbors. Or you can sign up to testify on one of the topics that the Board will be considering during the meeting. Of course, you can also just observe the process and the people who run your government.

One of the topics under consideration at this meeting is Ordinance 820, which defines protections for existing neighborhoods (R5 and R6) when 2-acres or smaller parcels are developed—Infill Development. Read the current Draft Ordinance here. Learn more about it here. The full agenda for the meeting will be listed here.

The CPO system will have a table outside the auditorium where you can find more information about the program, get pointers on effective testimony, and chat with active volunteers who can help you become more involved.

Show up for Washington County! Let the BCC know we are listening and that we care about the livability and sustainability of our neighborhoods and our county.

If you just want to join us at the pub, we’ll be at McNally’s Taproom, 370 East Main Street, (on the corner of 4th and East Main St) in Hillsboro around 8 pm. We have a table reserved on the patio. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available to order off the menu.

The Hillsboro Night Market also occurs that evening, so portions of Main Street are closed and street parking or parking beneath the Hillsboro Civic Center may be difficult. There is plenty of free parking in the parking garage on the SW corner of 1st Avenue and SW Washington Street in Hillsboro. Or organize a carpool with your CPO neighbors and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about your government, get to know the county CPO program better, and have some fun too!

If you have questions, contact CPO Program staff at 503-846-6283.

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NEW!! CPO 1 Proposed Development Map



Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm
Agenda TBA

Leedy Grange Hall
835 NW Saltzman, 97229

July meeting...

How can we protect trees in Washington County?

Presentation slides and audio (YouTube)
from Erik Mace's July talk about
a Tree Code for Washington County is up now!

7:30 A Tree Code for Washington County?

Erik Mace co-led a joint CPO effort several years ago to get Washington County to adopt a Tree Code that would specify where and how trees would be preserved when development occurs. He will join us to recap that effort and discuss how we might get it going again.

View the presentation outline (PDF file)

Listen to Erik's presentation

8:25 Affordable Housing Project update

CPAH (Community Partners for Affordable Housing) is working to develop a project at the southeast corner of Murray & Cornell. They will visit to give us an update on the project.

8:45 Cedar Mill Farmers Market

Meet the folks who manage Cedar Mill’s Farmers Market

Community Announcements

9 pm Adjourn


 


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Community Participation Organization 1 (CPO 1) is a volunteer-run organization that gives community members a voice in land use issues, including development, transportation, and other issues that affect our daily lives. The program is now administered by the Community Engagement division of the County Administration Office.

CPO 1 is the organization that represents the interests of Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills, and Bonny Slope residents with Washington County government. For more information about the CPO program, visit this county web page.

The Google Map of the CPO 1 "Connecting Our Neighborhoods" trails project is available here. You need to have a free Google account to be able to edit the map. Once you click on the link, be patient -- it takes a few minutes to load completely.

TheWashington County Community Engagement Office provides the CPO newsletters. You can read them here, and sign up to receive the free newsletter by mail or email here.

If you select to receive the newsletter by email, you will receive a short monthly notice that the latest newsletter is posted on the web.  Please consider the email option as it saves the CPO program money on postage.

 



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