City of Portland’s 2012 State & Federal Legislative Agenda

Community Forum
On the City’s 2012 State & Federal
Legislative Agendas

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
6:30 – 8 PM
Portland Building
Room C, 2nd floor
1120 SW 5th Ave
Commissioner Amanda Fritz invites you to participate in a Community Forum to give your input into the City’s state and federal legislative agendas. This event is designed to inform the community about the City’s legislative agendas and give you the opportunity to share the issues that your neighborhood and community are facing with Commissioner Fritz.
Commissioner Fritz has invited a special guest, Representative Tina Kotek, District 44 (North/NE Portland), to provide you with a legislator’s perspective on the upcoming 2012 legislative session.
Tina Kotek

Tina Kotek

Here is background information for your review prior to the meeting:

The 2012 Legislative Session will begin on February 1st and cannot exceed 35 days, according to the Oregon Constitution. Legislative leadership has restricted each member to two bills each, which will limit the session’s scope. In addition to providing forum participants information about the 2012 session, the forum provides an opportunity to begin setting the stage for the community’s participation in the development of the City’s 2013 Legislative Agenda.


6:30 p.m.   Welcoming Remarks (Mayor Adams)
6:35 p.m.   Community Engagement Forum Overview (Commissioner Fritz)
6:40 p.m.   Legislator’s Perspective on 2012 State Legislative Session (Representative Tina Kotek)
  Overview of State and Federal Legislative Agendas (Martha Pellegrino, Director, Office of Government Relations)
7:00 p.m.   Facilitated Session: Community Issues Listening Session (Commissioner Fritz)
8:00 p.m.   Meeting/Wrap up and Next Steps (Commissioner Fritz)

Please RSVP to:
Afifa Ahmed-Shafi,, 503-823-5202
To view the agenda and other information (including from previous sessions), visit:
Special Needs Requests:
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-5202, TTY 503-823-6868 seven days in advance to request assistance for any accessibility accommodations and/or language interpretation.
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We want to hear from you!
If you can’t attend the Community Forum, please submit the issues that are critical to you, your neighborhood and/or community that you’d like us to consider for the state and federal legislative agendas to Afifa Ahmed-Shafi at by Friday, November 18th. Please include your name, affiliation, email, phone and address when you submit your comments.
Contact Afifa Ahmed-Shafi (503) 823-5202
Public Involvement Best Practices Program
Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City of Portland