The steering committee has been busy these past few weeks exploring alternative locations for the Clover Court development and trying to get the County to agree to a land swap, but we need your help! Our government representatives are still failing to acknowledge our safety concerns. This is where we need YOU to help us! Here is this week’s assignment for ALL 825 members of this group:

Email the following government representatives, asking them to explain why they are not opposing this project. Provide specific concerns (proximity to schools, that the facility will be unsupervised, no requirement for residents to receive therapy or medication, no testing for drugs/alcohol, etc.). Make sure to include your full name and address, and keep a copy of your sent email.

ALL MEMBERS: Contact all five of our county commissioners, who are the decision-makers involved in donating this land.

PARENTS of school-aged children: Contact Beaverton School Superintendent Don Grotting, citing concerns over safety of the students who will be within a half-block of this unsupervised development.

BEAVERTON RESIDENTS and Parents of Cooper Mtn. Elementary students: Ask Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle if he can help convince Washington County to choose a different location for this development. Even though the current location is out of city limits, it will impact those of us who are within Beaverton city limits. Cooper Mountain Elementary is within city limits, so the mayor should have a say regarding the safety of the school.

Remember, Luke-Dorf has never managed an unsupervised facility like this, so we should question why the county is choosing a location so close to two elementary schools as a testing grounds for this.