Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is pleased to present three candidate interviews to help neighbors get to know their potential local elected officials. BDNA sent out requests to all candidates for Portland City Commissioner and Mayor and interviewed those who responded. Questions were developed from those submitted by neighbors via an online form. Please see below for the interview videos and audio files.Continue reading
Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is hosting a virtual candidate interview series! Submit your question(s) for the candidates for Commissioner, Position No. 4 and Portland City Mayor. Questions will be combined into “themes” with as many asked as possible. Interviews will be posted publicly via our website and social media in early October. Question submissions close at 7:00PM on September 19th, 2020.
Confirmed for interviews:
- Mingus Mapps – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
- Chloe Eudaly – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
- Sarah Iannarone, Candidate for Portland Mayor
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.
Updated March 8th, 2020.
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.
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.
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.”
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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)
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!
- 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.
Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214