Office of Community and Civic Life Code Change Survey

There is now a survey to provide feedback on the draft-in-progress for the rewrite of City Code 3.96 directed by City Council last July regarding Office of Civic and Community Life. Please take the survey and share widely with your networks.  After May 23 an official draft will be published for additional feedback.  Take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J7NF2CP

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Resources and Food for Thought

On March 19th, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and SE Uplift hosted a Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live.  Facilitator Jen Mitas led a wonderful conversation with a group of neighbors from around Southeast Portland.  If you missed this Conversation, you can check into the thought provoking resource list below.

Resource list for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live”

Comic: This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society

Birch, Eve, ‘The Art of Being a Neighbor’, NPR, 2009. <https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102961694>

Campbell, Alexia Fernández, ‘Neighborhoods Can Shape Success – Down to the Level of a City Block.’ The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 23 May 2016. <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/how-a-neighborhood-block-can-affect-a-perso ns-success/483983/>

Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, ‘Being A Good Neighbor in Farm Country,’ <https://conservationdistrict.org/resources/rural-property/being-a-good-neighbor-in-farm-country> Dunkelman, Marc J., The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014)

Lorish, Philip and Sam Speers, ’On Politics and Neighborliness,’ 2016. <https://newcitycommons.com/culture-briefing/on-politics-neighborliness>

Mock, Brentin, ‘Toward Being a Better Gentrifier,’ CityLab. 2017. <https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/>

Moran, Lauren, ‘Scores for a Block Party,’ 2018. <http://files.cargocollective.com/185228/ScoresforaBlockParty.spreads-ilovepdf-compressed–1-.pdf > Pfister, Carolina, ‘I See You,’ 2018. <https://www.carolinapfister.com/i-see-you>

Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Rosenblum, Nancy, Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton UP, 2016)

Rodney, Seph, ‘A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers To Confess Their Sins,’ Hyperallergic. 2016. <https://hyperallergic.com/300831/a-public-art-project-invites-gentrifiers-to-confess-their-sins/>

Rothman, Joshua, ‘Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor,’ The New Yorker. November 7, 2016. <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/red-neighbor-blue-neighbor>

Warnick, Melody, This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live (Viking, New York, 2016)

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-Up 2019!

Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more! NO COMMERCIAL LOADS!

Suggested Donation:
Car/Minivan $30
Truck/Van $40
Mattress $10
Trailer $35

We accept cash, checks, and cards. Please make checks out to, “BDNA.”  Look for our flier in the May issue of the The Bee to save $5! 

RSVP for this event on Facebook or NextDoor to stay up to date!

So what is “bulky waste”? Things like chairs, sofas, lamps, mattresses, old doors, piles of cardboard or bales of old newspapers, or anything else that cannot be left curbside for regular waste pick-up. We also accept scrap metal like washers, dryers, and dishwashers, old metal chairs, poles, wire, cable, ducts, and locks. Plus, drop off your yard waste that can’t go in the compost bin; like branches, vines, bushes, small trees, and stumps.

Please note, the list of prohibited materials was updated April 11, 2019 to reflect new rules.  

As per Metro, we cannot accept:

  • Building/construction/demolition materials, including:
  • Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic
  • Walls: Painted wood, plaster, decorative plaster
  • Siding: cement siding, shingles, “Transite”
  • Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture
  • Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite
  • Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
  • Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing
  • Home and office appliances
  • Computers/components, monitors or TVs
  • Food in any form, including kitchen garbage/food waste
  • Refrigerators/freezers or air conditioners (containing Freon or ammonia)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Toilets
  • Tires
  • Railroad ties
  • Barrels
  • Propane tanks
  • Explosives
  • Lead containing materials
  • Oil, mercury, or PCBs
  • Fluorescent bulbs & ballast
  • Marijuana (in any form)

 

Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live

A free discussion about our relationships with our neighbors

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00PM at Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave Portland, OR 97206

Join Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host the Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live, in partnership with SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.  This free conversation with Jen Mitas focuses on neighbor interactions and relationships.  Read more and RSVP by visiting the official event post at SE Uplift.  RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

November Public Board Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT November 1st, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will talk about our annual work plan and action streams.  Plus, a presentation from organization Enough is Enough PDX and a Q&A session with Leah Fisher from Southeast Uplift. Please note that the agenda has been updated to reflect additional speaker names.

Click the image to open, download a PDF version.

 

SEUL 50th Anniversary Celebration

From Southeast Uplift:

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of SE Uplift is just weeks away! Please join us and spread the word far and wide!

Come enjoy music, food, fun, and activities right here at the SE Uplift building, 3534 SE Main Street.

We will be honoring several long-serving volunteers, and have activities related to our five-decade history of building healthy neighborhoods and promoting community involvement. Please RSVP by clicking here.

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training at SEUL

Interested in Land Use? You have two opportunities to take an in-person training at Southeast Uplift.

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training held at SE Uplift Office 3534 SE Main Street

  • Session 1: August 20th I 6:30-9pm
  • Session 2: September 17th I 6:30-9pm

For more information and to RSVP, click here!