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Local meetings for March 26

MONDAY, MARCH 28

Gresham Planning Commission - 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Springwater Trail Room, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Agenda includes a public hearing and review of the five-year Capital Improvement Program. For more information, call Tammy Richardson at 503-618-2401.

Royer Road Stakeholders Advisory Group - 6:30 p.m., Damascus City Hall, 19920 S.E. Highway 212. Call 503-658-8545 or visit ci.damascus.or.us for information.

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association - 6:30 p.m., St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St. Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel will talk about East County issues. Call Kris Freiermuth at 503-255-7685 or visit wilkeseastna.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

Patrick Condon Public Presentation - 6 p.m., Damascus City Hall, 19920 S.E. Highway 212. Join the Damascus City Council in discussions with Patrick Condon, professor at the University of British Columbia who led the first Damascus-Boring Concept plan in 2002. Condon will be talking about his new book, 'Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities.' Call 503-658-8545 or visit ci.damascus.or.us for information.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Jefferson Smith - 6:30 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland. State Rep. Jefferson Smith, D-East Portland, is hosting this town hall meeting with a focus on how to make democracy more efficient, accountable and accessible. Residents are invited to share their thoughts, meet neighbors and learn about issues Smith is working on, such as increasing voter turnout and improving the website Oregon.gov/transparency to include program outcomes and tax-break recipients.

Kelly Creek Neighborhood Association - 7 p.m., Gordon Russell Middle School, 3625 E. Powell Valley Road. The agenda includes a presentation from Superintendent Jim Schlachter of the Gresham-Barlow School District on the state of the schools and budget feedback; a presentation by Development Consultant Phyllis Guile on a proposed charter school in the area; and neighborhood and city news. For more information, contact Charlie Teem at 503-663-5086.