Meeting at City Hall

At city hall this evening, Thursday, March 3 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM 1900 SW 4th Avenue in room 7 A,  you will meet people from this site, Their main concern tonight is that they are trying to fight height restrictions for buildings being built that will block views of Mt. Hood from the Vista Bridge. They also are concerned about bolts in the concrete of the Vista Bridge. It is an opportunity to meet them and hear what they have to say.

Texting for Teens for Suicide Prevention

Because more teens tend to text than phone, Lines for Life has created a way for teens to text if they are in distress.  Here is the story.  Thanks to Lines for Life and KGW News.



How We Stand on The Vista Bridge

Ken and I believe that the safety of others is number one.   We are so thankful that the current fence is in place and appreciate Commissioner Steve Novick’s efforts. We support replacing the current fence with one that is equally efficient and architecturally appropriate.  We are willing to work with whomever we need to work to make this happen.



Keep Talking About Mental Health!


This is Suicide Prevention Week.  Please, keep talking about mental health.

Vista Bridge Advisory Committee Meets

The Vista Bridge Advisory Committee met with Commissioner Steve Novick on Monday, July 20 at City Hall. An application has been submitted to the Federal Highway Bridge Program for funding to rehabilitate the bridge.IMG_4647-2

Words to Remember

My dear friends.
How was your year?
Mine was very trying.
But I came out of it smelling the sweet air!
I hope you did too.

I do get concerned, though,
how you will be doing over the holidays.
So here’s what I want you to do.

Follow your heart.
And repeat:
I am beautiful
I am intelligent
I am healthy in mind and body

When you get depressed
Keep repeating this until you feel better
or fall asleep.
And let’s have a great 2015!

I love you!

Yoko Ono Lennon
Monday 22 Dec 2014
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The View From The Vista Bridge by Christen McCurdy

This thought provoking article was written by a roommate of a man who jumped from the Vista Bridge in May of 2013.

Having a rough day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.


A powerful video to watch for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Vista Bridge Advisory Committee

Here is a picture of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Vista Bridge:  IMG_4647-2Vista Bridge Advisory Committee formed by Commissioner Steve Novick:

From left to right front, Chet Orloff, Michael Molinaro, Former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, Bill Hawkins, David O’Longaigh

In the back, Paddy Tillett, Rick Potestio, Bonnie Kahn, and Denise Archer

* Not pictured, Bill Failing and Don Stasny