Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Hosted by Commissioner Sharon Meieran

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM (Movie at 6:00PM, Listening Session at 7:00PM)

Where: Multnomah County Building, 1st Floor Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Not Broken is a one-hour documentary by Arizona Public Media about youth who have lived experience of mental illness.  This event offers the opportunity to watch Not Broken as a community and share your thoughts about a better mental health system.  They’re especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences.

All are welcome to attend, and although the event is free, seating is limited, so please RSVP here by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 to reserve a seat.  They will do their best to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but we can only guarantee seats to those who RSVP.  For those who wish to provide feedback about the mental health care system in Multnomah County but cannot attend the listening session, they can do so via their feedback form, which will remain open until February 28th, 2018.

Light snacks will be provided at the listening session, and childcare and translation services are available by request.  Anyone who RSVPs should let us know if childcare, translation services, or any other accommodations are needed so that we may plan accordingly.  Reach out to Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us with any questions, comments, or ideas for this project.

 

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Bond Oversight Committee Meets February 1, 2018

From Portland Housing Bureau:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM

IRCO Community Room

10301 NE Glisan Street

Portland, OR 97220

Mayor Ted Wheeler will join the committee for February’s Meeting in East PortlandTopics for discussion include: (1) the draft Community Engagement Plan; and (2) new tenant screening criteria.

This event is free and refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP. Your RSVP helps us plan for food, materials, childcare, and other accomodations,  but it is not required to attend.

Bond Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here.

For more information about Portland’s Housing Bond, visit us online at www.portlandhousingbond.com

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Be Prepared, Not Scared!

From Southeast Uplift:

How well is your family prepared for an emergency like an electrical outage?
Or a winter storm?
Or an earthquake?
In Sunnyside, we share the motto: Be Prepared, Not Scared!

Southeast Uplift has generously offered to include information in this newsletter to help you prepare easily and inexpensively for any event. We want residents to be educated and equipped to help each other when needed. Every small step you take makes a difference. Every gallon of water. Every can of tuna. And believe it or not, it can be fun – and kids enjoy it too!

Read the full article at Southeast Uplift.

Last Day to Mail Ballots for the January 23, 2018 Election

Thursday, January 18 is the last day to safely mail ballots: Voters can get help voting or pick up a replacement ballot at two locations in Multnomah County.

Thursday, January 18 is the last day for voters to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election onTuesday, January 23. Ballots can be mailed with one first class stamp. Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather.

Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by January 23 at 8:00 PM. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.
Multnomah County Elections Offers Extended Hours
Multnomah County Elections normal hours at both the SE Portland (1040 SE Morrison Street) and Gresham (600 NE 8th Street) locations are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.
Multnomah County Elections extended hours at both locations:
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 20
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, January 22
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 23 (Election Day)

Multnomah County voters can get a replacement ballot sent by mail or available to be picked up in-person at “Will Call” at our SE Portland or Gresham locations during business hours. A replacement ballot will be available at the elections service location within two hours of request. Order a replacement ballot online or by calling 503-988-3720.

January 2018 Special Election Resources

EPIC Meeting – Traffic Division

Join EPIC for their bi-monthly meeting!

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00PM
East Precinct Community Room (727 SE 106th Ave, 97216)

Keynote Presentation: PPB Traffic Division

Most of us drive to get to where we want to go. Usually we feel safe on the road, but who do we expect to help us when something goes wrong?  Who investigates serious vehicular injuries and fatal collisions?  Who enforces DUII laws and major traffic crimes?  Who provides traffic control for parades, demonstrations and motorcades?

Captain Mike Crebs will address these and other questions about the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division on Wednesday January 24th.

Other agenda items:

Vision for East Precinct
Name Recognition Interaction

Please bring a friend or neighbor.  This is a meeting that you won’t want to miss! For more information, contact Dave Smith at Dave.Smith@portlandoregon.gov.

Ready, Get Set, Let’s Legislate!

From Southeast Uplift:

2017 legislative recap & preparation for 2018’s short legislative session in February!

It’s nearly that time of year again when our Oregon legislators come together to discuss, deliberate, and make decisions about policies and funding that impact livability from a state to a neighborhood level. If you missed our article last session, you can brush up on last year’s priorities and tips to participate in statewide legislative session here.

For the full Recap of 2017, read the rest of this article on SEUL’s website!

Residential Speed Limit Reduction Proposal

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

Portland City Council will consider a proposal on January 17, 2018, to reduce the speed limit on all residential streets to 20 miles per hour. If the ordinance passes, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will begin updating speed limit signs in February and expects to complete the process by April 1, 2018.

Residential streets make up around 70 percent of Portland’s street network and a large proportion of the city’s total public space. Reducing residential speeds is part of a broader citywide effort to support safe driving speeds on many types of streets.

20 mph speed limit would support safety

Most residential streets in Portland are narrow, have few marked crosswalks, and no bike lanes; given the tight space and lack of protection for people walking, using mobility devices, and biking, it is important that people drive slowly on residential streets.

The proposed 20 mph speed limit is part of Portland’s Vision Zero work to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Slower driving speeds help prevent crashes and, when crashes occur, reduce the harm that results. A pedestrian hit by a driver at 25 mph is nearly twice as likely to die compared to someone hit at 20 mph (AAA, 2011/2013, Impact Speed and a Pedestrian’s Risk of Severe Injury or Death).

Sign installation would start in February

If Portland City Council approves the new residential speed limit, PBOT will adjust speed limit signage beginning in February 2018 and continue through March. PBOT would double the number of residential speed limit signs, installing approximately 2,000 across the city. At some locations, existing signs would be relocated to maximize their effectiveness.

As is the case today, not every residential street would have a speed limit sign, but the 20 mph speed limit would be in effect on all residential streets.

More information: