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Spring Update

I’m proud of the great work we’ve done recently at Metro and for the opportunity to improve our region as we get ready for spring and beyond.

Check out this year's Bike Commute Challenge



September kicks off the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Annual Bicycle Commute Challenge. If you’ve ever thought about riding your bike to work or if you’re simply looking to challenge yourself further, please consider signing up. There’s still a few weeks left to sign up and help your team. Biking can be a great way to save on gas, get some exercise, and join the growing number of enthusiastic bicycle commuters.

I hope you’ll join me in this challenge.

Sam Chase
Metro Councilor- District 5

Summer accomplishments

With summer coming to a close and children starting school this week, I wanted to provide a few brief updates on the priorities I have been focusing on this summer.

Friends of Gateway Green want to hear from you on next round of park design

Gateway GreenI wanted to let you know of a grassroots effort currently underway to build Gateway Green, a community park in East Portland. The Friends of Gateway Green would like to hear from you about your ideas for this park, which may include off-road biking and many other recreational opportunities for a community that is in need of parks and open space!

A personal message from Councilor Chase: Two Steps Forward for Housing

Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed in life. Providing that opportunity supports the health and economic well-being of our entire region and everyone who lives here. Yet, too many hard-working families must sacrifice putting food on the table in order to pay for a place to live. Seniors are forced to choose between medication or paying rent. Children’s grades suffer when they don’t have a stable place to do their homework. That’s why it is critical that Metro support regional affordable housing strategies.

A personal message from Councilor Chase: My first week at Metro

I was honored this week to be sworn in as the Metro Councilor for District 5.