Video and Candidate Responses from April 5th Multnomah County Chair Candidates Virtual Event

Thank you to all the neighbors and candidates who attended the multi-organization sponsored forum for candidates for Multnomah County Chair, hosted virtually on April 5th, 2022. If you missed the event, you can view the video below or on our YouTube channel.

[Above: Video of Multnomah County Chair candidate event held on April 5th, 2022.]

Each candidate chose a specific question to answer during the event and all candidates submitted written answers to every question asked by the group. See the documents below to read their unedited written responses.

Special thanks to Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association, Creston Elementary PTA, Cleveland High School PTA, and Atkinson Elementary PTA for including Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association in the partnership to bring this event to voters across Portland.

Multnomah County Chair Candidate Forum

Multnomah County Chair Candidates will present their ideas and respond to your questions!

[Image Description: Images of the four candidates who have RSVP’d. Jessica Vega Pederson, Sharon Meieran, Lori Stegmann, and Sharia Mayfield.]

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30–7:00 PM, hosted on Zoom (link below)

The Multnomah County Chair is often an “under the radar” election despite the significant power and influence that this position holds in our local government. Our coalition has organized the forum to raise awareness of this election within our community in order to better inform their decision around this election. The forum will also offer an opportunity for the public to directly address questions and concerns to the candidates.

Submit your questions for the candidates here: https://forms.gle/SxWAF4jg2oFSEsEA9

The following candidates have RSVP’d to the event: 

Zoom meeting hosted by the Creston PTA Admin account. See below for the meeting link, ID, and passcode.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643726890?pwd=b3hxVnJ2RlBvb3VEb0ttTTRtZmg0dz09

Meeting ID: 876 4372 6890

Passcode: 424171

Want to join by phone? Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbzG2HErKG

This event is organized in partnership with Creston Elementary PTA, Creston-Kenilworth NA, Brentwood-Darlington NA, Cleveland High School PTA, Marysville Elementary Family Group and Atkinson Elementary PTA.

Summer Free For All Event Survey 2022

Movie or concert? That’s the big question about Summer Free For All 2022 from Portland Parks and Recreation! We want to know what YOU the neighborhood want to attend this summer. Currently scheduled for July 29th, 2022 at Brentwood Park.

Take the survey here by February 16th!

Special Guest: Commissioner Mingus Mapps this Wednesday, January 26th

This Wednesday, January 26th, Woodstock, Brentwood-Darlington, and Mt. Scott-Arleta NA’s will host a special presentation and discussion with City Commissioner Mingus Mapps.

Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Meeting ID: 979 8472 3663
Join by Computer or Smart Device: https://zoom.us/j/97984723663
Join by Phone: 253-215-8782

Please use the included form to give input on topics you would like to hear about.
Click here for Google Form

We hope to see you there!

Lower SE Rising Area Plan

BDNA Note: Please take the survey linked at the bottom before September 6th, 2021!

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

BPS and PBOT launch latest planning effort: Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan

City bureaus to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of Southeast and East Portland; seek community input to guide healthy community development.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. This new planning effort is called the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan.

The bureaus recognize the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of East Portland. So they are seeking community input to guide healthy community development for the area, which has many unimproved roads, sidewalk gaps, limited street networks, poor transit service, and few neighborhood commercial amenities.

An active Brentwood-Darlington road with no sidewalk. Photo by PBOT
[Image Description: A neighbor walks two dogs down the side of a street without sidewalks.]
Continue reading

PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP)

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

As Portland grows and changes, so does our transportation system. Learn about the fundamentals that shape the 2035 Transportation System Plan and what that could mean for how you get around Portland.

PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) Video on YouTube

What is the Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the 20-year plan to guide transportation policies and investments in Portland by:

  • Supporting the City’s commitment to Vision Zero by saving lives and reducing injuries to all people using our transportation system
  • Helping transit and freight vehicles to move more reliably
  • Reducing, carbon emissions and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Keeping more money in the local economy, as we spend less on vehicles and fuel
  • Creating great places

Ready to dig in? Explore our interactive TSP tool to find TSP policies, classifications maps and major projects maps.

Volunteers Needed for Misting Station at Mt Scott Park

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Parks & Recreation, and the Water Bureau have teamed up to open misting stations in public parks Thursday and Friday. Volunteer are needed to help set them up, break them down, and tend the sites throughout the day.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Sign-ups for the other misting site locations are at:

Hot-weather safety precautions apply:

  • Only volunteer if you are feeling well and are not in a high-risk group during heat
  • Volunteers must wear a mask for COVID-19 protection, for themselves and others
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use sunscreen and wear long sleeve/pants
  • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • A meal will be provided
  • Before signing up please review

Masks Recommended by Multnomah County due to rise in COVID-19 cases

From Multnomah County:

July 26: Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Multnomah County Public Health strongly recommends that everyone five years of age and older wear masks in indoor public settings whether vaccinated or not.

Multnomah County Public Health strongly recommends that everyone age 5 and up wear a mask when in indoor public settings whether vaccinated or not. Read more about the mask advisory.

Masks and physical distancing are still required in

  • airports and public transit
  • adult and youth detention facilities
  • healthcare settings
  • shelters and transitional housing

How to get a vaccine

Visit multco.us/covid19

PPR Survey on Outdoor Tennis Courts

[Image Description: A map of Portland showing tennis courts marked by different colored dots, indicating the court type and service areas.]

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is working on a strategic direction for the outdoor tennis courts program. Click the links to learn more, see the map of tennis courts and their current assessment, and take the survey. Please note that Brentwood Park tennis courts are listed as a potential for removal or re-use.

Survey responses due by Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:00PM

Summer Free for All – Free Lunch + Play from PPR

Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess, Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021.

[Image Description: List of SE locations for Summer Free For All Lunch + Play]

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.

Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.

Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park)
No programming on Monday, July 5.

Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times. 

  • Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
  • Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
  • Music, art, and reading (Música, arte y lectura)