Code Change 3.96 Minority Report and Neighbor Testimony

A Minority Report written by Committee 3.96 was released in September 2019.  To view it on the BDNA Google Drive, click here.

Additionally, four members of SE neighborhood associations testified at the October 2nd, 2019, 9:30AM Portland City Council meeting: Pete Forsyth of South Tabor, Chelsea Powers of Brentwood-Darlington, Sabina Urdes of Lents, and Allen Field of Richmond.  Their testimony begins around the 11 minute mark of the official City Council video below.

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Code Change Update from Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

From Office of Community and Civic Life: 

Yesterday, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced that she has decided to present the proposed code changes as a report on November 14. She indicated that this will allow Council more time to consider the facts and have a public conversation before taking it to a vote on the final package. “In making this announcement, I want to be very clear that I intend to see these policy changes through to completion in a timely manner. The changes proposed by Committee 3.96 reflect a transformative vision for the City’s approach to civic engagement and deserve fair consideration. We can no longer claim to believe in equity but refuse to update the code accordingly. However, heartfelt questions and concerns have been raised about what the new system may look like and how it will work—and I want to be able to answer them before advancing these changes.”

You can read Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s full statement on her website by clicking here.

Harney Park Closure September 10th -October 4th

From Portland Parks and Recreation

Temporary closure at Harney Park’s playground 9/10 – 10/4

Drainage repair work will begin September 10 at Harney Park’s playground, near SE 67th Avenue and NE Harney Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. This work is funded by the ParksReplacementBond.org.

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Code Change 3.96 Community Engagement Forum

(Por favor, desplácese hacia abajo para español.) 

UPDATE!  To welcome as many neighbors as possible,  we will be serving locally made tamales and providing a supervised activity for children in the adjacent room.

You’re invited to a Community Engagement Forum on Code Change 3.96 hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!

When: September 24th, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)

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SE 45th Ave Paving Update

Update on the SE 45th Avenue Repaving and Restriping project from Scott Cohen at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT): 

Repaving is scheduled to begin on September 13th, 2019. The project is scheduled for 14 days of work, however some additional signage and striping work may continue after the paving. The work and schedule are weather dependent.

The concept for the restriping has changed based on community feedback and updates to our engineering guidelines on street designs. Please visit the website to see latest design.

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Be Informed About Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

Be informed about the proposed changes to City Code 3.96!

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) sent a letter to the Portland City Council and Auditor on July 19th, 2019 regarding changes to City Code 3.96 (download a PDF version here).

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