Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Hosted by Commissioner Sharon Meieran

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM (Movie at 6:00PM, Listening Session at 7:00PM)

Where: Multnomah County Building, 1st Floor Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Not Broken is a one-hour documentary by Arizona Public Media about youth who have lived experience of mental illness.  This event offers the opportunity to watch Not Broken as a community and share your thoughts about a better mental health system.  They’re especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences.

All are welcome to attend, and although the event is free, seating is limited, so please RSVP here by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 to reserve a seat.  They will do their best to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but we can only guarantee seats to those who RSVP.  For those who wish to provide feedback about the mental health care system in Multnomah County but cannot attend the listening session, they can do so via their feedback form, which will remain open until February 28th, 2018.

Light snacks will be provided at the listening session, and childcare and translation services are available by request.  Anyone who RSVPs should let us know if childcare, translation services, or any other accommodations are needed so that we may plan accordingly.  Reach out to Commissioner Sharon Meieran at with any questions, comments, or ideas for this project.



Bond Oversight Committee Meets February 1, 2018

From Portland Housing Bureau:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM

IRCO Community Room

10301 NE Glisan Street

Portland, OR 97220

Mayor Ted Wheeler will join the committee for February’s Meeting in East PortlandTopics for discussion include: (1) the draft Community Engagement Plan; and (2) new tenant screening criteria.

This event is free and refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP. Your RSVP helps us plan for food, materials, childcare, and other accomodations,  but it is not required to attend.

Bond Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here.

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Deadline for Written Testimony on the CC2035 Plan Extended

Deadline for written testimony on the CC2035 Plan extended to Monday, January 22 at noon.

January 18, 2018, the Portland City Council held a public hearing on their draft amendments to the Central City 2035 Plan. Roughly 70 people testified in person on these amendments to the new long-range plan.

At Commissioner Fritz’s suggestions, Council agreed to extend the deadline for written testimony – on the amendments only – until noon on Monday, January 22, 2018. Testifiers may submit their testimony by email or in person.

  • Email:
  • In person: Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, Oregon 97201 Attn: CC2035 Testimony

Read the Amendments Report and the Additional Amendments. (Note: Written testimony will only be taken on Council amendments.)

Vote on amendments moved to March 7 at 2 p.m.

Commissioners originally were scheduled to vote on their amendments to the CC2035 Plan on March 8, 2018, at 2 p.m. That vote has moved up one day; Council will now vote on the amendments at 2 p.m. on March 7.

The final vote on the entire plan is scheduled for May 24, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

EPIC Meeting – Traffic Division

Join EPIC for their bi-monthly meeting!

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00PM
East Precinct Community Room (727 SE 106th Ave, 97216)

Keynote Presentation: PPB Traffic Division

Most of us drive to get to where we want to go. Usually we feel safe on the road, but who do we expect to help us when something goes wrong?  Who investigates serious vehicular injuries and fatal collisions?  Who enforces DUII laws and major traffic crimes?  Who provides traffic control for parades, demonstrations and motorcades?

Captain Mike Crebs will address these and other questions about the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division on Wednesday January 24th.

Other agenda items:

Vision for East Precinct
Name Recognition Interaction

Please bring a friend or neighbor.  This is a meeting that you won’t want to miss! For more information, contact Dave Smith at

Special Guests Candidates for City Commissioner, Position 3 in February!


We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on February 1st, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest candidates for Portland City Commissioner, Position No. 3.

Confirmed Attending: 

RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!

La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próximas reuniones, que incluyen los siguientes invitados especiales Candidatos para la Posición número 3.

January Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, January 4th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, featuring special guest Senator Rod Monroe.  Doors open at 6:30PM.  View, download, and print our agenda here.

¡Tendremos intérpretes traduciendo al Español!

December Meeting Recap – Sergeant Randy Teig

Thank you to everyone who made it to our December 7th, 2017 meeting with special guest Sergeant Randy Teig!  We were thrilled to have so many of our neighbors join us, especially from the Community Watch group. We were excited to provide simultaneous Spanish translation at this meeting, and will continue to do so at future meetings.  Please help us spread the word!  We also have posters of upcoming meetings translated in Spanish, if you would like to help print and distribute.

Prior to our December meeting was the Errol Heights Open House.

At the beginning of our meeting we had community announcements from:

  • Carol Uhte from Multnomah County Library shared information on Holgate and Woodstock events.
  • New Brentwood-Darlington business G.I.R.L.S. Gym is offering free self-defense class for B-D ladies in partnership with the Community Watch.
  • Lane PTA is doing a food and non-food items drive, as well as collecting cans and bottles.
  • Impact NW is seeking English and Spanish speaking families for playgroups at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. (Playgroups in Russian, Arabic, and Chinese are also available, but are currently full.)
  • Multnomah County Health Centers are available in our community for kids grades K-12!
  • Brentwood-Darlington Community Watch gave an update of their work with PPB.  They will be having a Community Watch Social at Area 52, December 21st from 6:00-9:00PM. Find out more by joining the group on Facebook.

Following Community Announcements, Sergeant Randy Teig spoke briefly about his time in the neighborhood and then took questions from neighbors.  The video below is a small portion of his time.

Some of the topics discussed were:

  • “Hot Incidents” – Quickest way to get information is at Portland Police online.
  • Violent crimes are decreasing, but disorder and incivility is not.
  • Portland Police Bureau is in crisis for officers, with 100 set to retire, but only 95 in training and a shortage of at least 300 more needed.
  • Community Policing – What the vision is and how it could be implemented.
  • Difference in types of police forces, pros and cons.
  • Reaching out to City Commissioners, why and how.
  • Zombie/problem houses – How to report, what works and what doesn’t.
  • Volume of calls coming in versus number of police officers available to respond to those calls.
  • Efficacy of private security versus privately contracted officers.
  • Effects of RV ordinance and recycling program.

During the second portion of our meeting:

  • The board voted to endorse the Just Energy Tax Initiative.
  • Derek Covey reported that there were approximately 20 new neighbors since last meeting.
  • Board members discussed the 2035 Comp Plan industrial zoning change along SE 82nd Ave.
  • Stephenie Frederick reported on adopting two TriMet stops on SE Flavel St.

Please note, these are not official meeting minutes.  Photo and video credit: Derek Covey, Board Member