Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6-8pm
Get Ready for the 2014 State Legislative Session The City of Portland has started the process for developing state and federal legislative agendas for next year and we want to hear from you! What are the issues facing your neighborhood and communities that you want your City to advocate for? Your input in previous years has helped to shape the city’s work in Salem and Washington D.C. Our state legislative agenda will reflect the limited scope of the short 2014 state session beginning in February. How to provide input This year, we are expanding the number of ways you can submit your ideas and participate in the process. You can provide your input by e-mail, telephone, or regular mail (details below) during a comment period from Monday, October 21 through Friday, November 8. By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org By Telephone: 503-823-4275 By Mail: Mayor Charlie Hales Re: Legislative Agenda 1221 SW 4th Avenue, #340 Portland,OR97204 Deadline: Submit your comments by Friday, November 8 Please provide: Name Organization (if applicable) Contact info: email, phone, or mailing address Please provide a short summary statement of your issue(s) followed by more detailed explanation. Legislative Advocacy 101 panel Get Ready for the 2014 State Legislative Session There will be an “Advocacy 101” event on Tuesday, December 10 which will preview the 2014 legislative session and provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming legislative session beginning in February. A panel of State legislators will share their tips for how the community can make an impact on public policy during the 2014 state legislative session. Panelists are yet to be determined. Information you will gain from the panel: How to work effectively with legislators and their staff Strategies for mobilizing your base of membership or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact Lobbying do’s and don’ts Accessibility: The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us no less than five business days prior to the event. PHONE: (503) 823-5827 EMAIL: jeri.williams@PortlandOregon.gov TTY: (503) 823-6868
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from noon-1pm
Information session to share more information about the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft, the Map App and the Citywide System Plan. All sessions will include a 30-minute presentation and time for questions and answers. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=465726)