From Tina Kotek - our state rep [HD44]
On Monday, June 7th, Senator Chip Shields, Rep. Lew Frederick, and I will be leading a conversation to discuss air pollution issues in our community. The forum will be held in conjunction with the regular North Portland neighborhood association chairs meeting. The details are:
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: 8105 N Brandon, Historic Kenton Firehouse
A representative from the state's Department of Environmental Quality will briefly present information on how businesses and industries are permitted to operate, how residents can file complaints, and discuss what kind of oversight and follow-up the agency does with businesses that violate their permits. A representative from the state's Department of Justice will outline how their agency investigates and prosecutes criminal polluters. There will be time allowed to learn about practical steps that residents can take to make sure environmental concerns are being reported and dealt with. I hope to see you there.