Board Elections in May!

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We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on May 3rd, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring our annual board elections. RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!

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Request for Support for Public Safety

From Mayor Wheeler’s Office:

As the 2018-2019 budget season is well underway, the Mayor’s Office would like to encourage our constituents with public safety concerns to give testimony in support of Portland Police Bureau’s budget request. Public safety in our community is in jeopardy.

The bureau is requesting funds for 93 additional sworn officers, and nine additional non-sworn professional positions. These requests support the Mayor’s key priorities of increasing public safety and police accountability, maintaining the City’s critical infrastructure, and enhancing livability. The bureau’s requests for additional ongoing resources will advance the bureau’s mission and goals to provide 21st Century Policing services, to support organizational excellence and inclusion, and to rebuild police units so they can better deliver community policing to all residents.

Staffing within the PPB has been a critical issue for the bureau for many years, and there are several factors that impact this issue: recruitment and hiring, attrition and number of officers.

There are the fewer officers in the bureau as there were a decade ago, despite a 10 percent increase in Portland’s population. This request would increase the number of officer positions by approximately 10 percent–on par with Portland’s growth.

The Portland Police Bureau continues to face challenges in patrol staffing, which has led to declining response times. In the last five years, total 911 call volume has increased by over 22%. These calls include a 97% increase in stolen vehicle calls, 64% increase in unwanted persons calls and a 32% increase in disorder calls.

Without an increase in staffing, the response time for these calls will only grow, threatening the safety of all Portlanders.  We urge constituents with any public safety concerns to voice their support for this proposed budget.

Your voice in this conversation is essential, and we urge constituents to either submit written testimony, contact city commissioners or attend one of the upcoming community budget events:

Community Budget Forums

April 17, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central St, 97203
Bus lines 44 and 75
Most testimony by random drawing

Budget Committee Hearings

May 10, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, hearing to receive public testimony
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

May 16, 2018, 2:00pm, Council Action to approve City Budget, testimony heard
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Utility Rate Review
May 17, 2018 (first reading), 2:00pm, second reading May 23, 2018, time TBD
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

TSCC Public Hearing
June 6, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rose Room, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Council Action to Adopt Budget
June 7, 2018, 2:00pm
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

April Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, April 5th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.  Featuring special guest Commissioner Amanda Fritz.  Doors open at 6:30PM. Agenda (subject to change) below.  To download and print your own, click here!  This month’s supervised activity for children provided by professional Nanny, Wendy Lee.  Interpretation provided by Jessica Dover, AlmaLuna, LLC.

Meeting Agenda - April 2018

No se pierda nuestra reunión mensual, ESTA NOCHE, 5 de Abril de 2018, a las 7 de la tarde en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington, con invitados especiales, Comisario Amanda Fritz. Las puertas se abren a las 6:30 de la tarde.

 

Foster Shelter Steering Committee April Update

Next Foster Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, April 18th

The third meeting of the Foster Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30PM at SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

The main topic will be a discussion of public safety topics relating to the shelter. Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau will be in attendance to provide a presentation on the topic and answer questions.

You can find the minutes and materials from the second Steering Committee meeting here. An agenda for the April 18th meeting will be sent out one week prior.

All meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public, and have a public comment period at the end of the agenda.

Please contact the Multnomah County, District 3 office if you have any questions at: 503-988-5217 or District3@multco.us

Portland Budget Meetings on April 3 and 7

From Portland Parks Foundation:

Let City Council Know Your Thoughts on Parks Budget Cuts

Portland’s City Budget Office (CBO) has recommended a draft Portland Parks & Recreation budget for 2018-19 that includes $2.1 million in cuts–nearly half of a total of $5 million in General Fund cuts asked from all bureaus combined.  The proposed reductions, if approved, will deeply impact PP&R’s ability to deliver core programs and services.
As a parks advocate, PPF encourages you and like-minded partners to take action in support of parks:
  • GET INFORMED. Learn more about the city’s Budget Process. Read through the CBO’s PPR&R Budget Review which includes a recommended 4%, or $2.1 million in reductions.

  • SHOW UP.  Over the next two months, City Council will hold a number of meetings to hear community concerns. This is an opportunity to show up in support of parks, and to testify about how these cuts will impact you and your neighborhood. Community Budget Forums are taking place in the next two weeks, which will inform the Mayor as he prepares to release his proposed budget April 30.
April 3, 6:30-8:30pm at David Douglas High School
1001 SE 135th Avenue, 97233
April 17, 6:30-8:30pm at Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central Street, 97203
  • GET OTHERS ENGAGED. City Council needs to know the impacts of the proposed PP&R budget on all of our communities. Share information about the Budget Processwith fellow parks advocates and get them engaged in the process.
Feel free to call PPF at 503-445-0994 or visit them online for more information about the hearings and the budget process.

Portland City Council Candidate Debate

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Save the date and don’t be late for this candidate debate!

Join us as we host a debate for candidates for Portland City Council on April 14, 2018, 10:00AM-1:00PM at The Gathering Church (5921 SE 88th Ave, Portland, OR 97266).  Candidates for City Council Position 2 and 3 will debate a series of questions from Southeast and East Portland neighborhood associations and community groups, then stay for a casual Meet & Greet.  Light refreshments served. Supervised activity for children and ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. Neighbors from all of Portland are welcome to attend.  Doors open at 9:30AM.  RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!

Confirmed attending as of April 11, 2018:  

Position No. 2 – Philip Wolfe, Julia DeGraw, Nicholas Sutton, Nick Fish (via surrogate)

Position No. 3 – Felicia Williams, Loretta Smith, Stuart Emmons, Andrea Valderrama, Jo Ann Hardesty 

Questions?  Email us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

March EPIC Meeting

EPIC meeting, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00PM

East Precinct Community Room located at 737 SE 106th Ave 97216

 

Keynote speaker: Chief Danielle Outlaw 

She will discuss her policing philosophy, and how it will influence the Portland Police Bureau.  Listen to her share her ideas about the present state of Portland policing, and her vision for the future.

Other agenda items:

  • Vision for East Precinct
  • Name Recognition Interaction
  • Face to Face
  • East Precinct Update

Bring a friend or neighbor!