Special Guest Sgt. Randy Teig in December

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We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on December 7th, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest Sgt. Randy Teig, Portland Police Bureau, East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team.  RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date on this event! Tendremos intérpretes traduciendo al Español

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December Meeting TONIGHT!

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December 2017 Meeting Social Media Image

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, December 7th, 2017, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, featuring special guest Sgt. Randy Teig, Portland Police Bureau, East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team. View, print, and download our agenda here!

PLUS!  Don’t miss the Errol Heights Open House happening prior to our meeting!  Details below!

Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and Bureau of Environmental Services are working in coordination on street and stormwater improvements in Errol Heights.  This pilot project will improve safety and accessibility, while improving stormwater management and protecting water quality in local creeks and streams. Working together ensures successful outcomes including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and enhanced service delivery to the Portland community.

Want to Improve Your Street?

Learn about the Errol Heights Street Improvement Project

JOIN US THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

Drop in anytime: 5-7 p.m. Presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave

Childcare and dinner provided

Johnson Creek Watershed Council Planting Event

Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM-noon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to plant native plants along Crystal Springs! Native shrubs will help provide shade to keep the creek cool for salmon and other wildlife, and will also prevent erosion of soil into the creek. Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Meet at: West side of Johnson Creek Park, SE Sherritt & SE 23rd Ave.

Ride/walk to the Natural Area on the Springwater Corridor trail:  www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap

Tri-met bus: #31, #32, #33, #99, #70

RSVP to JCWC: courtney@jcwc.org or 503.652.7477 x.101

Upcoming Council Sessions and Public Hearing on Central City 2035 Plan

From Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:

City Council will focus on green buildings, bonuses and transfers, and more.

On November 29, 2017, City Council continued their deliberations on the CC2035 Plan. The draft agenda and materials for the meeting are now available for review – CLICK HERE.

The package is separated into amendments that need discussion, such as green buildings, the Willamette River, and bonuses and transfers, as well as items that are minor and technical and may not need discussion. Items that are moved and seconded will be included in the amendments document for a public hearing on January 18, 2018. The materials for the public hearing will be published on January 4, 2018.

ADDITIONAL COUNCIL SESSIONS AND PUBLIC HEARING

December 6, 2017  
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
January 3, 2018 (if needed)
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
Public Hearing on Amendments
January 18, 2018

Council Chambers
2 p.m., time certain (amendments package to be published on January 4, 2018)
About the Central City 2035 Plan
The Central City 2035 Plan will provide goals, policies and tools designed to make the Central City more vibrant, innovative, sustainable and resilient than it is today. A place that every Portlander can be proud to call their own. The plan replaces the 1988 Central City Plan as the primary guiding policy document for the Central City Plan District. The Central City Plan will be the first amendment to the City’s updated Comprehensive Plan, implementing the Portland Plan as it applies to the Central City.
Questions? Call the Central City Helpline at 503-823-4286 or email BPS at cc2035@portlandoregon.gov.

Community Members Asked to Share Stories on Impact of Winter Weather for Accessibility

Share YOUR story of navigating Portland’s Ice and Snow

As the winter weather approaches, the Disability Program is partnering with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to encourage community members and businesses to clear their icy and snowy pathways. To do this, we’re asking for community members who would be willing to share their stories on how lingering snow and ice impact the accessibility, livability, and safety of Winter Portland.

We hope to share these stories as part of PBOT’s Winter Weather Tips and other winter-weather features.

If you’d like to share your story, please contact Joanne at joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9970.

All Portlanders need to understand the vital role everyone has in creating a safe, accessible and mobile Portland this Winter. If you’d like to be part of moving Portland beyond “It Will Melt” and change the way Portland handles snow and ice, please get in touch!

Community Listening Session on Mental Health

From Commissioner Sharon Meieran:

Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are conducting a study of the local mental health system.  HSRI will provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Multnomah County’s mental health system, including a detailed inventory of mental health services available in our community, connections between those resources, and funding and reimbursement mechanisms.

As part of the study, they are meeting with members of the community on Monday, December 11, to learn about experiences regarding current resources and needs, and hear thoughts on what a better mental health system could look like.  The goal of this community listening session is to help the County and the HSRI team understand how the system is actually working in Multnomah County so as to identify opportunities for meaningful change.

Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Monday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Central Library in downtown Portland, U.S. Bank Room
801 S.W. 10th Avenue

Please see the Listening Session flyer for additional details, and RSVP here. If you can’t attend on the 11th but want to provide feedback, do so here.  You can reach Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us or 503-988-5220 with any questions, concerns, thoughts, comments or suggestions for this project.

Dis/Representation/s October event: Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement: 

Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities to be topic for November 30th Dis/Representation event

Where: PCC’s Cascade Campus Cascade Hall, Room 209, 705 North Killingsworth Street
When: Thursday, November 30 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Dis/Representation’s “Evolving Disability Discussions” November 30th event will focus on Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saara Hirsi and Abdi Mohamed will lead the November discussion. They will address systemic issues of Isolation, Employment, and Education faced by refugees with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus’ Cascade Hall, Room 209, 705 North Killingsworth Street. Accommodations available upon request are: ASL Interpreters, Audio Description, Real-Time Captioning (CART), and Alternate Formats. For accommodation requests, please contact one week in advance to ensure they will be available at disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

For accommodations, transit and parking info, online participation, discussion materials and more, visit http://www. dacphome.org/programs/disrepresentation, or contact the Disability Art and Culture Project at disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

Please note that PCC visitors parking a vehicle are required to purchase and display a permit. Parking costs $2 for two hours. When attending PCC events, please refrain from parking on neighborhood streets.

Dis/Representation is made possible through a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and our partnership with Portland Community College Disability Services.