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    Clackamas Reduced Homelessness by 65%! Here’s How…

    Clackamas Reduced Homelessness by 65%! Here’s How…

    Years of failed policies and empty promises have conditioned Oregonians to accept the homelessness crisis as an unavoidable reality. Residents have been forced to ensure lower living standards, businesses have suffered debilitating losses, and – most tragically – those experiencing...

    Portland Creep vs Clackamas Model

    Clackamas and Multnomah County might border each other, but their policies couldn’t be further apart. As the capital descended into chaos, Clackamas residents dutifully directed their government to reject the Portland model. The people spoke up, pushed back, and charted...

    Clackamas Won the Fight Against the Decriminalization of Killer Drugs…But the Fight Isn’t Over

    The people of Oregon have won a hard-fought battle against the nightmare of drug decriminalization. Governor Tina Kotek will sign House Bill 4002 into effect which officially recriminalizes the possession of illicit substances. After three devastating years of Measure 110,...

    The ‘Clackamas Way’ for Tackling Homelessness

    With Oregon racking up one of the nation's highest homelessness rates, no county in Oregon has been unaffected by this harrowing epidemic. It’s a statewide issue. Just a few years ago, Multnomah County and Clackamas County were in a similar position. After taking...

    Putting Public Safety First

    In Clackamas County, public safety isn't just a talking point thrown around to win cheap political points – it's a priority. This commission has remained steadfast in its commitment to end the importation of disastrous policies of Portland Creep. This...

    Clackamas County Takes a Stand: Two Ballot Measures to Revisit Drug Decriminalization Law

    Published on KGW.com Clackamas County commissioners have greenlit two pivotal ballot measures for the upcoming May election, inviting voters to weigh in on the future of Oregon's drug decriminalization law, Measure 110. Amidst growing concerns over the law's impact on...

    Housing Programs That Work

    Despite what people may think and what they read and hear in the press, we’ve actually had a huge reduction in homelessness in Clackamas County over the last year. And we have the data to prove it. According to the...

    It Takes All of Us – A Community-Centric Approach to Solving Homelessness

    By Tootie Smith Chair, Clackamas County Commission We all agree communities face the monumental task of addressing homelessness, drug addiction, and mental health across Oregon.  While we did not create this crisis, as elected leaders it is our responsibility to...

    Too Little, Too Late

    Housing is, and has been, one of the top issues for the citizens of Clackamas County for years now. The simple fact of the matter is that the amount of available housing has not kept up with the demand created...

    The Perils of Progressive Policies

    As of right now, so-called progressives have been in charge of Portland for decades, the Oregon Legislature for years, the U.S. Senate and Congress and the White House. So what, exactly, do we have to show for it? We are...