Laurelwood Center Opening Celebration August 12th!

The Foster Shelter — now known as the Laurelwood Center — is opening its doors next week! Join Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Transition Projects, Inc. in touring the shelter, learning more about the program and volunteering to support the participants!

Event Details: 

  • When: Monday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Where: Laurelwood Center, 6144 SE Foster Road

Laurelwood will serve those who identify as female and couples, with priority access for people 55 and over, those with disabilities, and veterans.

Questions

Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:

Phone: 503.988.5217
Email: district3@multco.us
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214

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Be Informed About Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

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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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BDNA Letter to City Regarding Code 3.96

This letter from Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association was sent to the Portland City Council and Auditor on July 19th, 2019 (download a PDF version here):

Dear Portland City Commissioners and Auditor:

The board of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) writes to express its concerns regarding the planned changes to Portland City Code 3.96.

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City Council Votes to Accept Sidewalk Funds

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, board members Chelsea Powers and Stephenie Frederick testified at City Council on behalf of accepting the intergovernmental agreement for the Safe Routes to School sidewalk infill grant. The motion passed with full support of the commissioners! Our thanks to the hard working folks at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for keeping this project moving through the lengthy process. Look for your neighborhood representatives after the 4:12:00 mark in the official City Council video linked below. To view the presentation given by PBOT in detail, click here.

Portland Gravel Street Service in Brentwood-Darlington

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The Portland Gravel Street Service is PBOT’s new street improvement service for Portland’s gravel streets. Through this free service, PBOT crews are filling potholes and ruts and smoothing out gravel streets across the city.

On Monday, January 7th, please join Chloe Eudaly Portland City Commissioner and PBOT’s Interim Director Chris Warner at 10 AM at SE Harney and 62nd. They will be highlighting the progress PBOT crews have made with this new service and celebrate the start of work in the Brentwood-Darlington area.

Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/76912

RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

MultCo Budget Priorities Survey

From Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson:

Dear friends & neighbors,

A budget is a reflection of priorities, and Multnomah County’s budget is no different. The programs and projects we invest in should be a reflection of our community’s values, concerns, and aspirations.

That’s why I’d like to solicit your top priorities. Please take a moment to identify your top concerns by filling out this survey.

With Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury scheduled to release her proposed budget on April 26th, I want to know your thoughts as we determine how best to spend the vital funding provided by hardworking taxpayers like you.

Just as last year, I’ll report back on the results, and your feedback will inform my thinking during the budget process.

You can find out more information about the county’s budget, as well as opportunities to weigh in during our budget hearings here. I encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns not only with me but also with my fellow commissioners.

Together, we can continue to make our community one we can be proud of.

Warmly,

Jessica Vega Pederson

Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:

Phone: 503.988.5217
Email: district3@multco.us
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214

Foster Shelter Steering Committee April Update

Next Foster Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, April 18th

The third meeting of the Foster Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30PM at SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

The main topic will be a discussion of public safety topics relating to the shelter. Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau will be in attendance to provide a presentation on the topic and answer questions.

You can find the minutes and materials from the second Steering Committee meeting here. An agenda for the April 18th meeting will be sent out one week prior.

All meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public, and have a public comment period at the end of the agenda.

Please contact the Multnomah County, District 3 office if you have any questions at: 503-988-5217 or District3@multco.us