Youth anti-violence summit set

The third annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence is set for April 5, and organizers are encouraging young people to register for the event.

The Multnomah County Youth Commission is spearheading the effort, having established a Youth Against Violence Committee in 2011. The group has identified seven types of violence: anti-gay and gender, cyberbullying, gang, home/family, police, school bullying, and sexual and dating violence.

The summit will be held at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This year’s program will offer more hands-on activities, artistic expression, and in-depth exploration of gang, police, school and sexual and dating violence, which surveys from past summits have indicated more interest in.

Youth will talk in the morning, then policymakers and community leaders will attend in the afternoon to listen to stories and engage in conversations about reducing the violence.

On-site licensed child care is available, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks, and a raffle. For more, visit

City budget advisory forums underway

Citizens will have a chance to weigh in on the city budget this month and next. People may offer testimony before the City Council at the community budget forums and budget committee public hearing.

The forums are set for:

• April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Budget Forum, Portland Community College,

Sylvania Campus, Performing Arts Center, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.

• April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Budget Forum, David Douglas High School, north cafeteria, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave.

• May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Budget Committee Public Hearing, City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave.

By law, the council must adopt the budget before July 1, when it takes effect for the next fiscal year. The final vote usually happens weeks before then.

To review the requested budgets, visit:

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