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oregon

26 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Lake Oswego City Council

Let's create Hallinan Nature Park - Lake Oswego, OR.

Hallinan Woods is an existing, 3.75-acre natural area owned by the city, just north of Hallinan Elementary School in Lake Oswego. Every day, dozens of children and residents walk this path, listening to the creek flow and the birds chirp. Residents young and old say they love this little natural corner of the neighborhood. It offers a daily dose of nature, which research shows increases happiness, improves health, and extends lifespans.  But the experience at Hallinan Woods is at risk, due to a proposed housing development on 2 acres that border the woods. Building houses on this property, right next to Hallinan Woods, would degrade Hallinan Woods and the natural experiences people have in the woods. This property is perfectly situated to serve a higher purpose. Join us in asking the Lake Oswego City Council to slow down and consider adding the property to the existing Hallinan Woods. In doing so, we would create a nearly 6-acre natural area that provides more opportunities for children and adults to get into nature and learn about wildlife, native species, and ecology via classes, kiosks, and stewardship events. Instead of rubber stamping more houses in an area flush with houses but low on open space and natural learning opportunities, join us and ask Lake Oswego City Council to slow down and listen to neighbors. Sign our petition to create the Hallinan Woods Nature Park – for our children, for wildlife, for water, and for our Lake Oswego way of life. Learn more at www.hallinannaturepark.com 

Natalie Bennon
690 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Ted Wheeler, Nick Fish, Chloe Eudaly, Amanda Fritz, Dan Saltzman, Danielle Outlaw, Bryan Parman, Deborah Kafoury, Sharon Meieran, Loretta Smith, Jessica Vega Pederson, Lori Stegmann, Kia Selley, Matthew Garrett, Travis Brouwer, Rian Windsheimer, Trang Lam, Rod Underhill, Mike Reese

Enough is Enough PDX: We need solutions for deteriorating public safety and livability

Enough is Enough PDX is a City-Wide campaign led by neighborhoods to demand our elected officials at the state, city, and county level respond and take seriously the property crime wave and deteriorating livability issues in neighborhoods across Portland.Our public spaces such as parks, nature areas, residential streets, business districts and recreational multi-use paths have become illegal camping spaces occupied by camping. In a majority of these camps, service resistant individuals live and use heroin and methamphetamine, and support those habits by stealing from the neighborhoods they are located in on a daily basis. While neighbors across the city make thousands of reports, response from the city and state is slow, inadequate and often non-existent. Neighbors across the city are reporting these camps thousands of times a year to the city and state and the response is slow and inadequate. Regular sweeps of camps occur but crime caused by these camps, which often sit weeks or sometimes months before a sweep is not addressed. Campers simply return to the same spot or relocate in the neighborhood the very next day.   Portland Police are turning a blind eye to crimes that in years past would have resulted in swift enforcement. We’ve heard from officers that they are both receiving mixed communication from elected officials about the enforcement of laws on the books and are reluctant to enforce the law because of a lack of support from prosecutors who drop charges and let people right back out onto the streets.  There isn’t a week that goes by where neighbors are not being stolen from or burglarized. Fires that burn down structures and natural areas in our neighborhoods are a regular occurrence. Hazardous waste and other pollutants are commonplace in public spaces. Property owners cannot receive protection from squatters. Violent crime is common among the camps. In recent months, there have been neighbors stabbed by drug addicted campers and even service resistant campers stabbing other campers.This situation is untenable and has reached a boiling point. We call on elected officials at the city, state, and county level to undertake the following actions: Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler: Issue a memorandum to Portland Police in support of officers enforcing laws around livability and addressing issues that are deteriorating neighborhood livability. Meet with organizers of the Enough is Enough PDX Campaign to discuss these issues and tour some of the residential areas and talk to neighbors. Work with your team to identify changes to policing strategy that can be made to begin addressing these concerns. Form Triage Teams with law enforcement, mental health providers and citizens to identify needs of those living on the streets. Chief Danielle Outlaw: Issue a memorandum clarifying that officers are allowed and expected to enforce laws equally and not exercise discretion to consider individuals housing status to decide whether or not to enforce laws. Work with precinct command staff city-wide to ensure that there is not miscommunication about enforcement of laws as some officers are still operating under past administrations hands-off policy and tell neighbors they cannot do anything. Increase funding for ATV patrols of Multi-Use Paths and Parks in East Portland Commissioner Nick Fish: Work with Park Bureau Leadership to ensure that parks are getting equal attention from Park Rangers. Currently, Park Rangers spend more time downtown and at newer parks than they do East Portland Parks. Work with Park Bureau Leadership to have Rangers visiting parks at their closing times to remove people still in the park and to address any park code violations. Work with Park Bureau Leadership to have Rangers use data and recent calls and reports to prioritize resources. Work with Park Bureau Leadership to have Park Staff more adequately cleanup needles and trash left on a near daily basis at parks. Oregon Department of Transportation: Remove trees and bushes in areas along freeways where camps have hidden as these camps are starting fires and are using their seclusion to hide from police after committing thefts at residences surrounding them. Add fencing or other barriers to ODOT properties where camping has been a problem; this will address recurrence and reduce the cost of repeated cleanups. Work with cleanup crews to ensure they are cleaning up all waste and trash as neighbors often see trash and waste left after sweeps. Turn 205 Multi-Use Path Lighting back on. Lack of lighting has made it unsafe for residents and kids who walk the path near camps. Those using the path cannot see and avoid contact with hazardous materials including human waste and biohazards..   Multnomah County Board of Commissioners: Talk with Multnomah County Health Leadership about the Needle Exchange Program. One of the sites for East Portland is in Montavilla at St Peters and Paul Church. The program is not requiring needles be traded back in 1 for 1. As a result, thousands of needles are left in streets and parks in neighborhoods. This taxpayer funded program essentially requires neighbors to pay for needles to be discarded in their neighborhood.  Talk Multnomah County Health Leadership about the Needle Exchange Program. Demand that they work to install a needle drop box in Montavilla Park and give out more receptacles to the public. Consider locating Needle Exchange Programs in properties that are equipped to handle emergencies associated with drug use i.e Police precincts, hospitals and medical facilities. Establish conduct standards for all needle exchange sites where clients who harass or threaten neighbors or leave needles or cause other public safety issues adjacent to a site are suspended from services for a period of time. This will help alleviate some of the chronic issues near exchange sites and demonstrate the program expects clients to be neighborly.

Enough is Enough PDX
5,717 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Kate Brown

Save The Last Blockbuster

Hi! I'm known as Pikamon101 on YouTube and as @pikamon101_yt on Instagram and I love the 90's! I'm just a kid and I wasn't even born in the 90's but I'm obsessed with the 90's! I'm trying to save The Last Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon located at 211 NE Revere Ave, Bend, OR 97701. There were still a few Blockbusters left in Alaska and I thought they would stay open untill 2019 or 2020 but unfortunately they shut down and the last Blockbuster store thats still in buisness is the one in Bend, Oregon! I want the last Blockbuster store located at 211 NE Revere Ave, Bend, OR 97701 to become a Landmark/Monument of Oregon! I understand that it probably cant stay in buisness and that people will stop renting/buying movies from them so if that happens they should turn if into an attraction/museum!  Some of you are probably thinking "Isn't it kind of odd to turn a store into a Landmark?". Well this is a little bit different, Blockbuster is more then just a store, its an experience! Several people and families visited Blockbuster all the time in the 80's and 90's and a lot of them today probably miss it and remember all the memories they had there! So please help me and all the fans of the 80's, 90's and Blockbuster to make it a Landmark so it will stay open forever! Thank you, have a great day and God bless! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Pikamon101 Instagram: @pikamon101_yt Instagram: @saveblockbuster  

Save The Last Blockbuster
293 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Kate Brown, Ron Wyden, Peter DeFazio, Caddy McKeown, Arnie Roblan, Greg Walden

Tell Oregon politicians: OPPOSE PIPELINES AND LNG

The proposed Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline is not as good as big corporations would have you think. They argue it will bring economic growth to the area, but that's not really the truth. The jobs that it would bring are mostly temporary and the permanent jobs are likely to be given to skilled workers from elsewhere. A side effect of LNG export as according to the US Energy Information Administration is a possible domestic gas price increase of 10%-20%, which has even lead companies like DOW Chemical and Alcoa to come out in opposition of it. We in Coos Bay would not see very much economic growth from the project, as it is an export project, meaning we will not directly benefit from this pipeline or the LNG itself. What this project would do however is put our precious environment in immediate danger, as well as violate the treaties that are in place with native tribes and infringe on peoples property rights. The Jordan Cove project would allow huge tankers to come into the bay which presents the risk of a spill, and the proposed South Dunes Power Plant would become the most polluting plant in the state. For the pipelines to be built, they would have to clear cut old growth forests, intrude onto BLM land that is publicly owned, lay down eminent domain on owners of private property, and go under multiple waterways and bodies of water where it could leak or rupture in the building process and cause an environmental catastrophe in our watersheds. We see that pipelines explode, leak, or fail all around the United States, and the construction company for the pipeline has had several pipeline failures in the recent past. This is an especially bad problem for Southern Oregon which is prone to wildfires and is expecting a subduction zone megaquake in the near future. The Klamath and Yurok tribes both oppose this pipeline, and both the Karuk and Rogue Valley Indian tribes do not support this pipeline. For a while, Oregon politicians have been hesitant to oppose the pipeline, but just last December, Senator Jeff Merkley publicly opposed the pipeline which caused a bit of as stir, but we should send a message to the other Oregon politicians that they shouldn't be afraid to oppose it either, and that they should stand by their peoples-including environmentalists and indigenous peoples-against a project that is a scam for our local economy, and a threat to our environment, otherwise, it is very possible that opposition to the pipeline will lead to mass protest similar to what was seen at Standing Rock in 2016 with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but we will not allow this pipeline to be built!! Tell Governor Kate Brown, Senator Ron Wyden, Congressman Peter DeFazio, Congressman Greg Walden, State Representative Caddy McKeown, and State Senator Arnie Roblan to speak out and oppose the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline, and to do everything they can do to prevent the project from going forward.

Cameron Langley
111 supporters