Kim Travis nominated to represent NDA on PSAC

Congratulations to Ardenwald resident Kim Travis for her nomination to represent Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association on the Milwaukie Public Safety Advisory Committee.  The Ardenwald NDA board voted unanimously to nominate the sole nominee at its regular meeting Monday night. Travis’s will serve out the remainder of the term until the May 2015 board elections, which she is eligible for re-election.

Officer and Cadet of the Year 2014 Awards and Dinner

Officer and Cadet of the Year 2014 Awards and Dinner

The American Legion Post #180 and the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation will be presenting the Milwaukie Police Department Officers Dinner and Awards on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., at American Legion, 2146 SE Monroe St., in Milwaukie.

Officer Crystal Hill, Reserve Sergeant Sean Stringer, and Cadet Melisa Campos will be presented with awards for the Officer and Cadet of the Year 2014.

The meal will feature salad, prime rib, or chicken, and dessert. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Tickets are $22 and are on sale online at www.MilwaukiePSF.org/dinner.

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OLCC asks for your thoughts on marijuana regulation

From the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, January 7, 2015:

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched an online community survey at marijuana.oregon.gov asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns about the coming legal market for recreational marijuana. The survey, which is open through Monday, January 12, will help the agency plan a statewide listening tour to be announced later this month.

“We need to hear from Oregonians across the state as we implement the law,” said OLCC Chairman Rob Patridge. “We need to hear from community members, parents, law enforcement, people who want to grow or sell recreational marijuana, and local governments. We want to know your priorities. What should marijuana regulation look like in your community?”

Patridge said the survey and listening tour are the first steps in a yearlong rulemaking process that will include monthly Commission meetings, rules advisory committee meetings and other opportunities to hear from the public.

“OLCC is committed to a transparent and inclusive public process to help us implement the law in a way that protects children, keeps our communities safe, and brings the recreational marijuana industry into the regulated market,” he said.

Under the new law, possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal on July 1 of this year. The OLCC must begin accepting applications for commercial licenses next January, with retail stores to open by late 2016.

The survey will be live on the web through January 12 at http://marijuana.oregon.gov.

Wanted: Public Safety Advisory Committee representative

The Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) for the City of Milwaukie has a vacant position for a representative from Ardenwald NDA. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact the Ardenwald NDA Chairman or attend the next Ardenwald meeting on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Note: there are no regular meetings in July and August.)

Applicants must be a Milwaukie resident, meet the same requirements to serve on the NDA board, nominated by the Ardenwald Board of Directors, pass a background check, and be confirmed by the Milwaukie City Council.

For more information about the PSAC board and how to apply visit City of Milwaukie’s PSAC page.