Mayor Hales announces press conference for SE 136th Ave

Posted by on April 1st, 2013 at 2:18 pm

This just in from Mayor Hales’ office…


Monday, April 1, 2013

What: Press Conference
Topic: Safety solutions for Southeast 136th Avenue
When: 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 3
Where: Southeast 136th and Holgate, northeast corner, in Gates Park. Media parking in all directions.
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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and members of the Portland City Council and Oregon Legislature will gather at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, to discuss plans related to safety on Southeast 136th Avenue.

Photo opportunities will available, and elected officials will take questions.

The Mayor has been under intense pressure to restore a proposal by PBOT to cut funding from a sidewalk project on SE 136th. Hales said he felt there was a 50/50 chance the funds would be restored… But that was before a young girl was killed while trying to cross 136th just a few blocks from where the sidewalk project was set to be constructed.

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“Media parking in all directions.”

Too bad the media couldn’t be encouraged/assumed to get there by some other means.