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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.


7:00 pm

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 Wanderingthedianerehnshow.org/audio/#/shows2014-12-26/matt_richtel_a_deadly_wandering_rebroadcast/00.00



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Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Upcoming Events

Tree for All Community Stream Planting

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Oregon Health Authority - Radon

Village Without Walls - Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Aloha-Reedville

Willamette Water Supply - Tualatin Valley Water District/City of Hillsboro

Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List

Oregon Election Results

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Weekly Land Use & Transportation Email Update

Oregon State University Extension Service TreeTopics Blog



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Meeting Agenda
7:00 pm    Welcome and Introductions
    Rural Internet Activity Update / CPO 15 Member Betty Rose
    Sheriff’s Deputy Report (if available)
    Library Levy / Cornelius Library Director Karen Hill
Our Oregon - Funding Education
Outreach Director Reyna Lopez speaks about Our Oregon, a non-profit coalition that raises awareness about the critical need to adequately fund education. http://ouroregon.org/
Earthquake Preparedness - Quake Up!
Two historic disasters hold lessons for the Pacific Northwest as we get ready for the coming Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Sig Unander tells the dramatic stories of how San Francisco was destroyed in 1906 and Tokyo survived the huge 2011 episode in Japan. What can Oregon learn to help us face the threat here? Unander, an author and filmmaker, lives in Cornelius.

CPO leaders Peggy Harris and Stan Houseman will join Unander to preview the upcoming countywide Quake Up! Earthquake Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 10th from 9 am-1:30 pm in downtown Hillsboro at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. This family-friendly, free event will help you take simple steps to prepare. Government agencies, the American Red Cross, and the CPO Program are collaborating to provide hands-on exhibits, informational tools, presentations, and a drawing for preparedness giveaways.

Watch for announcements and updates at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/washington/quake and start preparing now with www.take5tosurvive.com.

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