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.
If you love the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch, there are two opportunities to help plant them in other parks: January 25th and February 1st!
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
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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.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) installed “left turn calming” in our neighborhood at SE Flavel Street & 52nd Avenue. This is a new tool that PBOT is piloting to improve safety on our streets for people walking, biking, and driving!
News about the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project from Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
The Ezone Map Correction Project Discussion Draft is available for public review. Comments are due by January 31, 2020.
There are two ways to view the Discussion Draft:
- Look up your property through the Ezone Map.
- Download a copy of the Project Report from the website.
Contact staff at:
From Office of Community and Civic Life:
A Code for All Portlanders: Writing Racial, Disability, and Social Justice in the Office of Community and Civic Life, presents Committee 3.96 recommendations, the process for community engagement, and an understanding of how these changes might impact the work of Civic Life.
November 14, 2019, 5:30-8:00PM
Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI), 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, 97227
(doors open at 5:00pm, meeting will end promptly at 8:00pm)
Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.
On November 14th, 2019, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly will present a Resolution to authorize a three-year extension for Neighborhood District Coalition Office contracts and to convene a multi-bureau work group to conduct a policy review of cross-referenced responsibilities for public involvement (click here to see a timeline of the work proposed in the Resolution). Bureaus within the work group will work together to address their own public involvement practices so all Portlanders can be equitably serviced citywide. The meeting will also be an opportunity for Portlanders to learn about the work of Committee 3.96. For details from Civic Life, click here.
Since it will be difficult for most Portlanders to attend this session, it is important to voice your opinion on the existing public involvement code by mail, email, and phone.
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Answers to Questions from Code Change 3.96 Community Engagement Forum (hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association September 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM). Questions were sent to Office of Community and Civic Life on September 25, 2019 by Board Chair, Chelsea Powers. Answers were received from Sabrina Wilson, Code Change Project Manager at Office of Community & Civic Life, on October 25, 2019.
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.
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.”