Commissioner Kafoury News
2/3/11 - 1:30 pm
Multnomah County and the City of Portland have completed a historic agreement to fund the new Sellwood Bridge. The agreement was approved by the Portland City Council on February 2 and by Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on February 3.
1/25/11 - 2:58 pm
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Would you walk to work if you had safe sidewalks? Or choose fruit instead of a donut at a meeting if given the option? The options we have available to us and the choices we make on a daily basis can have a big impact on our health. But for many people, convenience, safety, or a lack of options makes it difficult to make the healthy choice.
Changing behavior is hard, but the consequences of inaction are dire.
1/18/11 - 5:37 pm
In March 2010, the Multnomah County Health Department was awarded a $7.5 million health prevention grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On January 20, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will launch the Health Department’s “A Healthy Active Multnomah County: It Starts Here” campaign at its board meeting with the presentation of a resolution.
1/14/11 - 4:05 pm
A group of elected and appointed leaders will meet to recommend a package of design decisions for the new Sellwood Bridge on Tuesday, January 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Rooms A & B of the ODOT Region 1 Building at 123 N.W. Flanders St. The meeting is open to the public and will include time for public comment.
The bridge replacement project is at the 30% design phase. The Public Stakeholder Committee will be asked to recommend a set of design decisions including:
12/20/10 - 11:58 am
Following the success of last year's 30 Families in 30 Days program, which put 34 homeless families into permanent housing, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners supported an innovative way to help even more people experiencing homelessness and escaping domestic violence.
12/20/10 - 11:47 am
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Last week the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved emergency funds to support the Homeless Families Rapid Re-Housing Initiative. This program will provide assistance to house 70 families that are homeless or fleeing domestic violence.
Clackamas County commissioners approve $5 annual vehicle registration fee to pay for Sellwood Bridge replacement
12/10/10 - 12:20 pm
Published: Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010, 7:50 PM Updated: Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010, 8:37 PM
Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian
OREGON CITY -- Clackamas County commissioners swept aside strong opposition from some residents and approved a $5 annual vehicle registration fee Thursday to help pay for replacing the Sellwood Bridge.
The fee would go into effect in 2012, when drivers would be asked to pay $10 for a two-year vehicle registration.
It is projected to raise the $22 million Clackamas County has committed to the $330-million project.
Multnomah County approves emergency funds to house 70 families that are homeless or fleeing domestic violence
12/10/10 - 12:09 pm
Published: Thursday, December 09, 2010, 5:21 PM
Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Oregonian
When Multnomah County Comissioner Deborah Kafoury championed a risky new program last winter that would push aside bureaucracy and quickly house 30 homeless families in 30 days, she wasn't sure if it would turn out well enough to ask the county board to fund something like it again.
But the results were far better than anyone expected -- 94 percent of the families are still in housing -- and emergency homeless shelters are already filling up.
12/9/10 - 10:18 am
From KGW.com: The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Thursday will vote on a program that would help 70 homeless families get back on their feet. It is called the Homeless Families Rapid Re-Housing Initiative.
12/1/10 - 5:35 pm
This week a special exhibit opens to celebrate the centennial of the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland’s oldest downtown bridge and the oldest public bridge that spans the Willamette River.