News Briefs: Tuesday, February 18
Guide the future of Gresham's government
The city of Gresham's Charter Review Committee is seeking input from the community members to help guide how the city government functions into the future.
Every eight years the committee reviews the city's Charter — basically its "constitution" — which establishes the framework for how the city government operates.
The group is hosting a committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the City Hall conference center, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Participants will provide guidance for the committee as it goes through the review process.
For more information on the project, and to access the current City Charter, visit http://bit.ly/2w87URC
Have your say on Parklane Park
Portland Parks & Recreation wants to hear from you on the development of Parklane Park at Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street. It was informally called Candy Cane Park for a while.
About five acres of the park is developed and PP&R is planning on developing another 20 acres on the site. Possible improvements might include more playground equipment, a skate park, picnic shelters, tennis courts or sports fields.
PP&R has had public meetings for community input, but if you missed those, you can still make suggestions by visiting: surveymonkey.com/r/8C3ZDVM. All comments are due by Thursday, Feb. 27.
County animal services gets new leader
Wade Sadler was tapped as the next director of the Multnomah County Animal Services Division and will oversee the department's operations and will be located at the county's animal shelter in Troutdale.
The division has an $8.7 million budget, 60 employees and more than 400 volunteers.
The former U.S. Marine served as interim director for 10 months and for five years before that he was the Animal Services Division's business operations manager. The father of two graduated from University of California San Diego with a degree in political science.
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