Warning: blatant self-promotion (of a good cause) follows.
Blue Oregon readers will of course be aware that in the last legislative session, SB 82 established a "Big Look" task force to review Oregon's land use planning system.
Here's an opportunity to get personally involved with that process. Metro President David Bragdon and Lake Oswego Mayor Judie Hammerstad, both members of the 10-person task force, will be guests at a City Club Citizens Salon on the topic of the task force's work.
The salon will be a brunch this Sunday (August 20th) and there are still a very few seats left at the table.
The guest list for the salon is pretty impressive as well: a candidate for Metro Council, the City of Portland's former Measure 37 coordinator and a co-founder of City Club's New Leaders Council. So we can look forward to some pretty lively conversation. I'm also told that David Bragdon will be bring a special guest from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., so we'll get a cross-border perspective on the issues as well.
And you can be part of that conversation, by calling 503-228-7231, extension 103, ASAP. Tickets are $90 per person and benefit City Club.
And here's the big close: brunch will be cooked by this blogger! So you can see if I cook as well as I pontificate. Seriously, we'll be serving a fresh seasonal brunch assembled from Farmers Market ingredients representing the bounty of Oregon's agriculture. Ingredients so good I can't possibly ruin them.
Engaging policy discussion and fresh seasonal fare. What Blue Oregonian (or Oregonian of any political color) could refuse?