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.

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.

Harney Park Closure September 10th -October 4th

From Portland Parks and Recreation

Temporary closure at Harney Park’s playground 9/10 – 10/4

Drainage repair work will begin September 10 at Harney Park’s playground, near SE 67th Avenue and NE Harney Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. This work is funded by the ParksReplacementBond.org.

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