Portland City Council Sets Election Schedule to Fill Vacancy

On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote.

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New Speed Limit on SE Duke Street

From Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT):

Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on a portion of SE Duke Street. The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE 52nd to 82nd avenues.

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

If you have questions or concerns about the new speed limit, please email Matt Kelly or call him at 503-823-5831.

Ezone Map Correction Project Discussion Draft is available for public review

News about the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project from Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

The Ezone Map Correction Project Discussion Draft is available for public review. Comments are due by January 31, 2020.

There are two ways to view the Discussion Draft:

  1. Look up your property through the Ezone Map.
  2. Download a copy of the Project Report from the website.

Learn More Here

Contact staff at:
Email: ezone@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-4225

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SE Uplift Executive Director Job Description Now Posted!

Do you know someone who would make a great Executive Director for SE Uplift?  Share the job description with them now!  Click here to view the full job description

Supervises: 4 FTE
Compensation: $70,000 + benefit package Status: Full Time, Salaried, FLSA-exempt Benefits: Paid medical, dental, and PTO

To apply, please email a cover letter and chronological resume to lara@rosecityphilanthropy.com. Please title your documents and email with your last name, the name of the organization, and the name of the document. (Example: email subject: Miller SE Uplift, attachments: Miller Resume SE Uplift and Miller Cover Letter SE Uplift.) The first round of application materials will be reviewed on Monday, November 25. Position will remain open until filled.

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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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.