Code Change 3.96 Minority Report and Neighbor Testimony

A Minority Report written by Committee 3.96 was released in September 2019.  To view it on the BDNA Google Drive, click here.

Additionally, four members of SE neighborhood associations testified at the October 2nd, 2019, 9:30AM Portland City Council meeting: Pete Forsyth of South Tabor, Chelsea Powers of Brentwood-Darlington, Sabina Urdes of Lents, and Allen Field of Richmond.  Their testimony begins around the 11 minute mark of the official City Council video below.

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October LUTC Agenda + September Notes

Join us for our Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting on its new night, THURSDAY, October 10th, 2019, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  View the agenda below.  Click here to view notes from our September meeting.

PCC Cleanup Meeting Follow Up from DEQ

If you missed the September meeting regarding soil and water clean up at Precision Castparts/PCC Structurals, see the information below from the Oregon DEQ:

DEQ promised to follow up on two topics:

  1. Where the sediment that gets collected in the water treatment system goes
  2. What is the process a site goes through in the DEQ cleanup program

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Spread the Bark at Brentwood Dog Park

Wood chips are being delivered to the Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area October 2nd.  Wheelbarrows and pitchforks will be available on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 10:00AM.  Join your neighbors and help spread the bark at Brentwood Dog Park!  Gloves and water bottles recommended.

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). 

Code Change Update from Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

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.”

You can read Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s full statement on her website by clicking here.