<br />PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY
<br />March 20, 2019
<br />Co-Chair Bill Gordon called the meeting to order at 4:00p.m., at Maintenance Center.
<br />Present: Co-Chair Bill Gordon, Brian Gullen, Amy Waterbury, Heidi Schrimsher, Doug McKean,
<br />Natalie Bennon, Youth Member Cameron Iizuka, Youth Member Mariana Wahab and
<br />Mark Silen, Alternate Brittany Weiler (arrived 4:35),
<br />Absent: Daniel Nguyen, Council Liaison, Co-Chair Scott Bullard, Tom Widden,
<br />Staff: Ivan Anderholm, Director of Parks & Recreation, Jeff Munro, Parks Superintendent,
<br />Bruce Powers, Parks Analyst, Parks & Natural Areas and Dina Balogh, Parks & Recreation
<br />Administrative Assistant
<br />Guests: NA
<br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES
<br />The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously
<br />approved the minutes from February 20, 2019.
<br />Citizen Comment: NA
<br />YOUTH MEMBER UPDATE:
<br />Mariana Wahab and Cameron Iizuka, Youth Members –
<br />Lake Oswego High School students walked out of class on March 15 to protest climate change. They joined
<br />other students across the country in solidarity to bring awareness to the irreversible effects of the climate
<br />change crisis.
<br />CITY COUNCIL UPDATE:
<br />• The Parks Bond Explanatory Statement was approved by the City Council at the March 19 meeting. A
<br />Ballot number will be issued by the County.
<br />REGULAR BUSINESS: NA
<br />STAFF AND BOARD MONTHLY UPDATE:
<br />• Ivan clarified the restrictions on political campaigning by public employees. Boards and Commissions
<br />fall under the same rules as City employees. Board members are “public employees” for the
<br />purposes of the election law restrictions and may not promote or oppose candidates or measures
<br />while “on the job” (e.g. during board meetings or while acting in their official capacity). Individual
<br />expression of personal political views during personal time is allowed. Board members can list their
<br />names in support of a ballot or bond, but only as individuals.
<br />• The 2018 Parks & Recreation Fact Book was passed out to Board members.
<br />• March Stewardship work party at Woodmont Park: Over 50 volunteers participated in the work
<br />party. The stewardship coordinators job is very important. Outreach is working and the volunteer
<br />numbers are growing.
<br />• Jeff met with LOSD regarding the sports fields at LOJHS. The district is willing to work with Parks on
<br />available fields.