PosGIS Help Needed in Damascus to Defend the Community Planning and Environmental Safeguardst Title. Click and type to edit.Read Now
A group of residents in Damascus- loosely organized as Livable Damascus- are trying to efficiently and stratgically build and sustain a voter network and begin pushing back on an anti-planning, anti-environmental group in Damascus (i.e. the "Ask Damascus" group being funded/supported by Oregon Taxpayers United and Americans for Propsperty) that has been successfully pushing its agenda via the ballot box. The immeadiate concern of Livable Damascus is the successful referral of the Comprehensive Plan to the voters in May by the Ask Damascus crowd. If the measure 3-375 does not pass, land-use protections for for buttes and stream corridors- including the headwaters of Johnson Creek and the Clackamas River- could be rolled back. Livable Damascus are trying to organize the yes vote to secure the hard fought Comprehensive Plan.
They need some help putting their voter registration database and activist list in to a GIS so they can focus their outreach on a neighborhood level.
They have technically able volunteers but need someone to help them do the initial geoprocessing of their database and helping them get going using QGIS.
Do you know of anyone who might be available to help them with this effort. It is probably a shorterm and relatively straight forward volunteer project that would greatly build their capacity and help build grassroots organizing in Damascus in a postive direction. This and other upcoming elections is critical to building ecologically sustainable urban communities in this region.
If you can help contact Jim Labbe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-222-6112.