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CPO 15 - Blooming, Fern Hill
Generally meets the third Wednesday every other month at 7 pm at the Forest Hills Golf Course's banquet room, located at 36260 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius.
CPO 15 Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 7pm
Our CPO 15 meetings provide great topics, conversation and cookies! We invite speakers of vital interest to our CPO 15 area, and we need your support, ideas and participation.
Welcome and Introductions
Call for Nominations of CPO Officers
Public Safety Update / Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy
Clean Water Services Update on Scoggins Dam
Presented by Project Manager Tom VanderPlaat
Funding for needed safety repairs, seismic upgrades and increased water storage was in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress. The federal Bureau of Reclamation, which owns Scoggins Dam, can now proceed with planning and design of fixes to brace the dam to better withstand a major earthquake, while also raising it to provide Washington County with increased long-term water capacity.
Possible Ballot Initiative for School Funding
Update from Our Oregon on a possible 2016 ballot initiative to raise money for school funding.
Each CPO is neutral and cannot take positions on ballot measures. This is intended for informational purposes. If a speaker with a group opposing Our Oregon’s proposal would like time at an upcoming meeting, contact CPO 15.
High Speed Internet Service Update
Update by Betty Rose-Focus Subcommittee on Internet Access.
Update on Quake Up!
A hugely successful disaster preparedness event in October was sponsored by the Washington County CPOs. Video programs are being produced by Tualatin Valley Community Television from Quake Up! We’ll also have copies of materials at our meeting. Be prepared, not scared! VIDEO AND RESOURCES
Mark your calendars! Circle these upcoming CPO 15 meeting dates on your calendar: March 16, May 18.
Recent Meeting Recaps
Broadband Internet Service in Rural Washington County
Citizen Participation Organizations 10 and 15 held meetings in March and April 2015 to gain a better understanding of high speed Internet connectivity issues in rural Washington County. The meetings were well attended by rural residents and small businesses who engaged with expert speakers from large and small Internet Service Provider companies.
For background, a list of Internet Service Providers in Washington County, and takeaways from the meetings, see Internet Service in Rural Washington County.
Texting While Driving
A Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a Program Educator from the Department of Land Use and Transportation presented compelling reasons why we just cannot take this risk.
CPO 15 learned some of the latest scientific findings on the impact that technology has on attention and focus. We are all tempted to answer that phone or return a message while driving. If you want to know more evidence, listen to a rebroadcast of a Diane Rehms Show from December 26, 2014, with an interview by Matt Richtel who wrote A Deadly Wandering. thedianerehnshow.org/audio/#/shows2014-12-26/matt_richtel_a_deadly_wandering_rebroadcast/00.00
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