June 16, 2015
David Dahle, Chair
Erma Hoffman, Treasurer
Sarah Owens, Sec’y
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Residents: Bill Holmstrom
Organizations: Jon Lazarus, First Christian Church, Long Range Planning Committee; Alan Mela, Grocery Outlet
City/County Representatives: Councilor Bennett; Sheri Wahrgren, Downtown Revitalization Manager, Urban Development Department
The regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem.
David Dahle was in the chair and Sarah Owens was secretary.
The agenda and the minutes of the May meeting were approved by unanimous consent.
Councilor Bennett reported that the Council had at the meeting on June 8 acted to ban smoking/vaping in City parks, remove exemptions from time limits and metered parking for disabled individuals, and authorized the City Manager to apply for funds from the 2015 Transportation and Growth Management Program to develop a refinement plan for the Winter Street NE-Maple Avenue NE Family-Friendly Bikeway. The Council also decided that a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 86 (“Tree Code”) should take place before the Council decides certain procedural matters, such as whether an Urban Tree Commission or other entity should hear appeals.
Treasurer Erma Hoffman displayed the new aprons and reflective vests with CanDo’s logo.
The board then heard a presentation by Sheri Wahgren on the North Downtown Housing Investment Strategy.
In new business, Michael Livingston’s amended motion to adopt as Annual Goals for 2015-16: 1) Support initiatives that increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety and access to downtown, 2) Support initiatives offering practical solutions to problems related to indigency downtown, and 3) Increase participation and organizational capacity, passed unanimously.