NEWS BRIEFS: Sheriff's office participates in 'No Shave November'
Sheriff's office announces "No Shave November" contest
In honor of Men's Health Awareness Month, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will once again participate in "No Shave November." The CCSO's grooming standards typically do not allow for beards, but for the rest of this month, deputies have been encouraged to grow out their facial hair. During November, participants are encouraged to donate money they'd usually spend on shaving to educate people about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.
In addition to raising awareness for men's health, the Sheriff's Office has also decided to make a competition out of it. Workers in patrol, contract cities, investigations, administrations, records and information technology are on team one, and workers in the jail, community corrections and the civil division are on team two. The team that raises the most money will be able to keep their facial hair through Dec. 31. To donate to a team one, visit www.no-shave.org/team/Patrol, and to donate to team two, visit www.no-shave.org/team/Corrections.
Join the planning commission
Clackamas County's planning commission has two vacancies, each of which carries a four-year term. The group advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use issues, the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Development Ordinance, and County Code.
The nine-member commission has public hearings and work sessions at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in the county's Development Services Building in Oregon City.
Applicants should have an interest in hearing public testimony, working with a group to reach consensus and making recommendations to commissioners.
Expertise in land use is not a requirement. Members are sought from all over the county, to represent all demographics and areas. The application deadline is March 13, 2018.
Sheriff's office seeks feedback
The Clackamas County Sheriff's O ffice is seeking input from the public about the Clackamas County Jail's ADA Self-Survey and Transition Plan. The plan, which is in the process of being updated, will be used as a guide for making improvements to facilitate accessibility, such as removing physical impediments from the jail and improving policies, programs and procedures that potentially create accessibility barriers for people with disabilities.
"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that the Clackamas County Jail identify the hindrances encountered with disabilities," the sheriff's office wrote in a press release. "Upon completion of this self-survey component, the Transition Plan will outline a strategy for prioritizing such improvements — considering such factors as the extent of deficiency, identified need, available budget, and realistic schedule. The Transition Plan will ultimately formulate the Jail's strategy for transitioning to a fully accessible facility."