City Council to Consider PPR Operating Levy

Portland City Council is considering the referral of a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) operating levy for this November’s ballot. It would protect and restore recreation programs, park services, and our natural areas, including:

  • Recreation for All: end PP&R’s dependence on fees and transition to an equity-focused approach. Safely re-open community centers and pools, and resume fitness, arts, senior and youth, and environmental education programs for summer 2021;
  • Protect and Grow Nature: keep parks cleaner, safer, and more welcoming for all Portlanders. Plant new trees and proactively care for existing trees to help ensure clean water, protect wildlife, and diminish the impacts of climate change;
  • Community Partnerships: co-design recreational programming and provide resources to improve access to communities of color, families experiencing poverty, and refugees and immigrants, and provide community oversight.
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Black Lives Matter

Image from Black Lives Matter

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association stands in solidarity with our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) neighbors as we seek to amplify and uplift their voices to end racism.

Beginning this Sunday, we will share daily posts towards raising awareness and educating the overall community, especially white people, on how to stand up for racial justice. Since June is Pride Month, we will also include material in support of our LGBTQ neighbors.

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Answers from Civic Life to Code Change 3.96 Forum Questions

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.

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Five Civic Dialogues in SEUL Coalition

The Portland United Against Hate Coalition is pleased to partner with the Office of Community and Civic Life and SE Uplift to provide the following five trainings between October 2019 and June 2020. The trainings all elevate awareness of the prevalence and danger of hate in our city and offer practical guidance on how to safely interrupt hate and provide trauma-informed care. All the trainings are free and open to the public, you are welcome to sign up for a single program or sign up for the whole series; all 5 trainings will take place in the SE Uplift Coalition area.*

The first workshop is Hate, Housing, and the Landscape of our City on Tuesday, Oct 1st at 6pm @ St Philip Neri Church on SE 16th & Division.

Due to limited seats please inform Muz Afzal if you are unable to make it to a program that you have signed up for. Please contact Muz Afzal for further inquiries. Neighborhood Associations are welcome to become sponsors by helping with logistics, hosting, space or promotion of the series. Click here for RSVP and more information about each of the workshops.   Follow this event on Facebook.

*Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) will be hosting Workshop #3 on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). 

Be Informed About Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

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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Support the Transportation Growth Management (TGM) Grant Proposal

This signature collection form is now closed. We hope to hear the results of the TGM grant application in Fall 2019.

Most of Brentwood-Darlington and parts of Mt. Scott-Arleta lack sidewalks, local commercial amenities, and adequate transit and street safety. The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is applying for a large state grant to engage the residents of our two neighborhoods in planning for improved transportation, housing, and economic opportunities. We invite you to support this application by providing your name and address. Add your email address if you’d like to receive our newsletter. Thank you!

Click here or fill out the form below to add your name to those supporting this grant!

Please note: Your information will be provided to Portland Bureau of Transportation as support for this grant only.

 

Video from April 18th, 2019 Alternate Walkways Meeting with PBOT

Couldn’t make it to our April 18th, 2019 meeting on Alternate Walkways with Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)?  Here is partial video of the meeting to discuss types of alternative walkways, especially along Safe Routes to School, in Brentwood-Darlington!  Hosted by the Land Use and Transportation committee of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) with special guests from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

(We are aware the video quality is pretty bad, but felt the audio was important. We’re working on better technology to connect our community to advocacy opportunities. Are you great with video and want to volunteer with BDNA? Contact us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com!)

VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

At our April meeting, we were joined by Marvin Peña, Grassroots Engagement Coordinator at VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project.  Read below to learn a little more about VOZ, then visit portlandvoz.org to hire a worker!


What is Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project?

Our Mission

Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

Our Work

We fight for justice for day laborers through three major programs: the MLK Jr. Worker Center, Internal Organizing, and External Organizing.

MLK Jr. Worker Center

The MLK Jr. Worker Center connects approximately 600 day-laborers per year to over 4,000 local employers. In 2016, day laborers earned almost $400,000 in wages through jobs found at the Worker Center. The Worker Center is a safe, dignified space for the day laborer community to gather in search of work. We offer workforce development skills, health, and safety training. We also guarantee labor protections such as a $15 minimum wage, and resources for victims of wage theft.