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Lawmakers going silent leading up to the May 17th Election

Rep. David Gomberg D-Central Coast

Rep. David Gomberg
D-Central Coast

Greetings!

I try to only send you newsletters when there is something worth saying. And I also try to send them frequently enough that the news is timely and current. But I’m writing today to say that you won’t be hearing from me for a while.

Legislative rules do not allow email newsletters within 60 days of a Primary or General election. So between now and May 17th you won’t be receiving any updates from me. That said, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and I’ll do my best to assist you.

Now is a good time to get involved!

Cape Kiwanda Safety: I wrote recently about the ongoing safety issues at Cape Kiwanda. Six dead in just two years. Two local firefighters trying to rescue a fallen tourist last month almost made it eight. Fortunately the US Coast Guard cheated death again by pulling them from the surging waves just in time.

Cape Kiwanda courtesy photo

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The Dangerous Beauty of Cape Kiwanda
Oregon State Parks is re-thinking it’s approach to safety at Cape Kiwanda. Parks officials want to get some guidance from the public as they go about figuring things out.

That meeting is coming up Thursday, March 17th, 11:15am at the Cape Kiwanda Community Center in Pacific City. If you have ideas and can’t make the meeting, please let me know.

Small Business Improvements:

I was on hand last week when the Governor signed the Small Business Assistance bill I championed thought the 2016 Session.

In coming months I’ll remain involved through the Governors Small Business Cabinet and as Chair of the House Small Business Growth Committee. I’m looking for suggestions on how state and local government can cut regulations, red-tape, and resistance to entrepreneurial success. If you are in business or work for one, I’m sure you have ideas. Now is the time to write them down and get them to my office.

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Small Business Assistance Bill Signing
Governor Brown with Secretary of State Atkins, Rep. Gomberg and the Governor’s Small Business Advisory Cabinet as She Signs SB 1583, Which Expands State Services to Small Business

SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup:

Preserve our beaches and get some exercise Too! On Saturday, March 26, SOLVE welcomes volunteers of all ages to join together in clearing the entire Oregon coast of litter and marine debris.

Presented by AAA Oregon, the 31st annual SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at one of 45 beach cleanup locations from Astoria to Brookings at solveoregon.org or by calling 503-844-9571 x332.

Gomberg on the Air:

If you have missed my post-session radio and Town Hall appearances, check me out online:

KCUP Radio Interview
Charter Local Edition Interview
Interview on Hotline with Kiera Morgan
Or catch me on KTIL Radio with Shaena Peterson: 9:30am, Wednesday March 30th!
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Rep. Gomberg and Sen. Roblan Help Schoolkids Cut The Ribbon on OMSI’s New Coastal Discovery Center (Photo Courtesy of OMSI)

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Reaching all Corners of Our Large and Diverse District:

I was so pleased to attend the ribbon cutting for the OMSI Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport on Saturday. It was less than a year ago we broke ground for this exciting education camp and already children are arriving to learn about and enjoy our special coastal environment.

I was also pleased to attend the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue Award Dinner Saturday. On our worst days and in our worst circumstances, these are the people who come running to help – often at their own risk. We can’t say thank you often or loudly enough.

The Governor’s Transportation Visioning Panel met at the Coast this week and I joined conversations about our funding, construction priorities and concerns for roads, highways, bridges, bike paths, and ports in the near and distant future.

We recently dropped in on community leaders and involved citizens gathering in Yamhill County and accompanied Congressman Kurt Schrader to public gatherings in Pacific City, Lincoln City and Newport last week. I also attended a Town Hall in Falls City. And I’m looking forward to getting back to Sheridan soon.

As you can see, the 2016 Session is behind us and I’m working hard to reach all corners of our large and diverse district. I won’t be sending any newsletters soon. But I do look forward to seeing you out and about.

And again, if you have ideas on concerns, please do email me and I’ll get right back to you!

Warm regards,

Rep. David Gomberg

email: Rep.DavidGomberg@state.or.us I phone: 503-986-1410
address: 900 Court St NE, H-371, Salem, OR, 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/gomberg

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