New Speed Limit on SE Flavel Street

From Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT):

This week the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be updating the speed limit on two segments of SE Flavel Street. The new speed limit will be 25 mph from 52nd to 92nd avenues and from 112th Avenue to Deardorff Road.

The reduced speed limits support the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

If you have questions or concerns about the new speed limits, please contact matthew.kelly@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-5831.

Errol Heights Park on Stage in February 2020!

Special Guest from Portland Parks and Recreation at our February 6th, Public Board Meeting

 

George Lozovoy, the Portland Parks and Recreation project manager for renovation of Errol Heights Park, will go over the Land Use Notice and describe the park’s features: amenities such as splash pad, skate spot, stairways, picnic and playground in the upper level; accessible trails, slope restructuring, tree preservation, and beaver ponds in the lower, natural area; park access via new sidewalks on surrounding streets.  George will answer questions, remark on temporary trail closures, and provide a timeline for implementation of the renovation project.

 

Renderings courtesy of Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Update to Proposed Meeting on Code Change 3.96

Code Change 3.96 Update from Office of Community and Civic Life: 

City Council will not vote on the multi-bureau resolution on January 30th, 2020 as previously tentatively scheduled. The Council is working on finding another date and Civic Life will send updates as soon as it has been scheduled.

While the Council Clerk is no longer accepting written testimony, if you have additional thoughts you would like to share, please send an email to Commissioner Eudaly’s office.

Portland City Council Sets Election Schedule to Fill Vacancy

On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote.

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Community Conversations on Homelessness with Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler is convening a series of meetings across the City of Portland for community members to learn about and engage with future policy related homelessness and livability.  Join Southeast and East Portland neighbors and local businesses on Saturday, February 1 for a conversation about what we can do to help solve the homelessness crisis.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 – 12:00 pm
PCC Southeast Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
You can RSVP for the event (optional) and share the issues you want to discuss at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/wheeler/80228

The City of Portland Homelessness Toolkit

Continued Testimony at City Council for Code 3.96

If you signed up to testify on November 14th, but did not get a chance to speak, YOU ARE ON THE LIST!

Portland City Council Meeting regarding Code Change 3.96
Thursday, 2:00 PM, January 9th, 2020
City Hall – 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Authorize the Office of Community & Civic Life to convene an internal multi-bureau work group to develop a plan for updating cross referenced responsibilities for public involvement and commit to renewing District Coalition Office contracts through June 2023 (Previous Agenda 1053; Resolution introduced by Commissioner Eudaly)

  • Item 24 Code Change Timeline 2019 to 2023
  • Item 24 Code For All Portlanders
  • Item 24 Exhibit B Chapter 3.96 References

Can’t make it or need assistance?

  • Council Chambers is equipped with a sound system for the hearing impaired. Assisted listening devices are available from the Clerk.
  • The City of Portland will gladly accommodate requests for an interpreter or make other accommodations that further inclusivity. Please make your request at least 72 hours before the meeting to the Council Clerk 503-823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).
  • City Council meetings can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/video
  • The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet, Portland Community Media television. Watch CityNet on Xfinity Channel 30 and 330 (in HD) and CenturyLink Channels 8005 and 8505 (in HD).
  • Send your testimony in writing via email.

New Speed Limit on SE Duke Street

From Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT):

Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on a portion of SE Duke Street. The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE 52nd to 82nd avenues.

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

If you have questions or concerns about the new speed limit, please email Matt Kelly or call him at 503-823-5831.