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#BEAVERTONPOLICE Beaverton MHRT Officer Selected

Funding Approved for a Clinician Partner

PUBLIC SAFETY

The Mental Health Response Team (MHRT) is a valuable countywide crisis response program that responds to individuals in a mental health crisis and safely attempts to help them during those crises without hospitalization or enforcement action. Washington County partners with Lifeworks NW to provide mental health clinicians on the MHRT. These clinicians are then paired with Washington County deputies who are highly trained in de-escalation techniques necessary to participate in the MHRT. This co-responder model uses a collaborative approach to provide mental health services to individuals in crisis to ensure the safety of the community and each individual who is in crisis.

On March 30, 2021, the Beaverton City Council authorized the Mayor to sign an Interagency Teams Agreement allowing the Beaverton Police Department to coordinate with Washington County to select to serve as a member on the interviewed for the assign Sutton’s in-depth training with MHRT is underway.

On July 20, 2021, the Beaverton City Council agreed to provide Washington County an additional mental health clinician position to the MHRT on June 30, 2022. A clinician has been hired and will work Sutton to mental health related calls for service.

For more Beaverton Police Department information, visit www.beavertonpolice.org

Traffic Q&A:

With the Beaverton Police Department

Q: Can I make a U-turn at major intersections that are not marked with a “No U-turn” sign?

ANSWER: U-turns are not allowed at light-controlled intersections unless there is signage permitting it.

Q: I know that talking or texting while driving is illegal, but what if I’m stopped at a red light. Can I make a quick call as long as I hang up before the light turns red?

ANSWER: The answer is ‘no’ as long as they are on a public road it would be illegal. They would have to pull over to the shoulder.

Q: There’s a car at the end of my street with a flat tire and it’s been there for over a month. How many days do I have to wait in order for this car to be considered abandoned and who do I call to get it removed? Any tow company or the police?

ANSWER: If you are in the City of Beaverton call the Code Compliance office at 503-526-2270 to report the abandoned auto. They have a process they follow to have the vehicle eventually towed if necessary. You would have to call the sheriff’s department if you are in an unincorporated area.

Q: How does the BPD determine which officers get to drive which vehicle? Is it seniority or just assigned?

ANSWER: Choice of cars is almost always determined by seniority.

Email BRG@cedarhousemedia.com if you have a traffic question. For all other police questions, call the police non-emergency number: 503-526-2260.

#TVF&R FEMA grant-funded safety gear deployed to firefighters

In Washington County

PUBLIC SAFETY

In July, 235 new Scott 3X Pro self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and 700 air cylinders were deployed on all Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to a FEMA Assistance to Fire

The grant application was submitted on behalf of all cies by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue. Awarded grant funds were allocated to TVF&R, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District, Cornelius Fire Department, Cornelius Rural Fire Protection District, Gaston Rural Fire District, Banks Fire District, and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue to replace their current air pack equipment that was nearing and/or had reached their end of service life.

Extensive testing of multiple brands of SCBAs was performed before picking an option that included technological innovations and universal features that greatly improve

Advancements include enhanced communication and overall safety for responders. The selected air pack is also more ergonomic and lighter weight, allowing for a wider range of motion and reduced risk of injury.

“Replacing our air packs to the Scott 3X Pro model will be a game changer when it comes safety,” said TVF&R Respiratory Protection Program Coordinator John Lee, who led the deployment effort on July 12.

“The new SCBAs have technologically advanced capabilities that far surpass our existing, aged equipment,” he added. “We are grateful for the coordinated effort by our partners, who helped secure the grant, making this SCBA replacement come to fruition.”

The FEMA grant awarded agencies will cover 90 percent of overall costs for the regional SCBA replacement, with each agency contributing to the remaining 10 percent of the cost. By coordinating regionally, this also standardized equipment

#CITYNEWS Our Town: Beaverton Night Market | Community Vision Survey | Block Grants

Building a Better Beaverton

OUR TOWN

Beaverton Night Market Moves to New Location in Downtown

The Beaverton Night Market will be back in person this summer in a new location! The market will take shape this year on the streets of downtown Beaverton at Southwest 1st Street and Southwest Tucker Avenue on two back-to-back days, Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14. In addition to vendors, performers and designated food courts, this year’s Beaverton Night Market features an exciting collaboration with the La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival. Two of the festival’s sites will be within the market area and feature live artists and performers during the hours of the market so attendees can experience both events when they visit.

Now that state restrictions have been lifted, the Beaverton Night Market will no longer require limited entry.

For more information, visit www. BeavertonOregon.gov/nightmarket.

Help with the Community Vision Update: Take the Survey!

The Visioning Advisory Committee (VAC) presented its plan for an update to the city’s current Community Vision at the Mar. 30 City Council meeting. The VAC are the primary authors and accountability partners for the plan, which also includes input from community members and various partners.

The group is gearing up for a 2021 update, which will review, and possibly update, the nity goals and the 104 current action items. The current goals of the Community Vision are: • Build Community • Create a Vibrant

Downtown • Improve Mobility • Expand Public Services • Enhance Livability

What do you think should be

priorities? A survey will be available later this month at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/vision.

“The current Visioning board is energized and enthusiastic about getting started on this update,” said VAC City Council Liaison Mark Fagin. “I hope all members of our community will take a few minutes to add their thoughts about our city and help shape the future of Beaverton.”

During the City Council presentation, VAC members shared a tentative plan that would include an 18-month process consisting of outreach to community members, surveys, virtual and live events, and other participation.

Goals include a focus on intentional outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups, being responsive to the changing needs of the community, that will be useful for the City Council and staff.

Social Services Funding Grants Support Nonprofits

The Beaverton City Council approved recommendations by the Social Services Funding Committee (SSFC) to award $311,500 in grants to 24 organizations for their work to address social service needs in Beaverton. Applicants had to demonstrate how their work responds to priority needs, including homelessness/housing, affordable afterschool and educational programming, and health. In total, 32 organizations applied, requesting $503,492 in support.

The amount of funding for Funding Grants is calculated on a per capita basis, currently at $3.10 per capita. This is an increase from $2.75 per capita proximately $275,000). Prior to that increase, the funding had been set at $2.10 per capita (approximately $200,000)

The SSFC has continued to great need in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and included questions about pandemic response and innovative services in this year’s application and process. Among the recipients of this year’s grants are three orga time through this process: • Beaverton Resource Center, which is a central hub for families and individuals experiencing poverty in social service providers; • College Possible, which provides college access and success programming to historically underserved students at Aloha High

School; and • Re-Inventing Social

Enterprise, which provides rent/bill assistance, organizes mutual aid, and helps clients navigate institutions such as the Department

Social Services Funding of Human Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

For a complete list of grantees, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ socialservices. For questions about the grant process, contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 or mcohen@ BeavertonOregon.gov.

Community Development Block Grants Support Local Organizations

The city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program received its annual entitlement award in the amount $720,749 in July. Grants will be given in three areas: Public Services, Homeownership/Rehabilitation and Microenterprise for a total of 13 awards.

Public Service grants were awarded to agencies serving families and children. These include shelter services for teens, partnering unaccompa high school with volunteer host families, children’s court advocates and affordable housing resident services. New this year, is a program offered by Community Action that seeks to reduce the number of households evicted from their homes by leveraging the collective expertise and resources of Oregon Law Center, Community Action, and tenant advocacy partners.

Homeownership/Rehabilitation grants were given for direct assistance in purchasing homes through a partnership with Proud Ground, as well as critical rehab and Americans with Disabilities Act adaptions for low-income homeowners who need urgent repairs made to their homes but cannot afford them.

Microenterprise grants were awarded to two agencies, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) and LatinoBuilt. These agencies help minority-owned micro businesses expand their economic opportunities and start/retain their own small businesses. LatinoBuilt, whose focus is on construction trades, is new this year. LatinoBuilt’s goal is holistic and will provide no-cost web design training, marketing and promotion assistance, English classes, to low-interest loans. Given

city goals related to Oregon’s ness Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) these programs are well timed. COBID participation, which was formerly referred to as Minority, Women, Emerging Small Business and Disabled Veterans, is required in all projects undertaken by and for the city. A good faith effort must be demonstrated when contracting and purchasing with the city. For additional information on the city’s COBID requirements, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ beavertonequityprocurementprogram.

Contact Kathy Anderson Peoples with the Community Development Department at kpeoples@BeavertonOregon.gov for more information about the CDBG Program. To find recent CDBG-related information you can also visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/beavertonactionplan.

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