C-W Chamber of Commerce plans June 2 awards banquet
More than 20 Camas-area residents — including the owner of a Washougal pediatric health clinic and several parents who have pulled their students out of public Camas schools — wrote letters and spoke at an in-person Camas School Board meeting on Monday, May 10, lambasting mask mandates and other COVID-19 safety measures; remote learning; racial justice and equity programs; and “woke agendas.”
One and a half years after the contentious “pool bond” election of November 2019, in which more than 90 percent of Camas voters shut down the city’s bid to build a $78 million public community-aquatics center and hundreds of Camas residents loudly complained in online forums of a perceived communications breakdown between city officials and the community, the city has launched Engage Camas, an online platform designed to be “an alternative to traditional public engagement.”
During a year of unprecedented challenges, several Washougal residents maintained — and in some cases increased — their efforts to make their community a better place.
All of Southwest Washington’s high school sports seasons have been shorter than usual during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2A Greater St. Helens League’s winter campaign, which begins this week, will be the shortest of them all.
Camas City Council: The Council will hold a remote workshop meeting at 4:30 p.m. and a remote regular meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom on Monday, May 17. For more information, visit cityofcamas.us/yourgovernment/minuteagen davideo