Volunteers needed at Lane Food Pantry!

Lane Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help set up, run, and clean up the Lane Middle School food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact Maria Velez (503-954-9236) at Latino Network know if you are available!

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Two Opportunities to Help Plant Nature Patches with Portland Parks!

If you love the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch, there are two opportunities to help plant them in other parks: January 25th and February 1st!

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Land Use and Transportation Agenda for January 9th, 2020

Click here to download and print a PDF version of this agenda.

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Continued Testimony at City Council for Code 3.96

If you signed up to testify on November 14th, but did not get a chance to speak, YOU ARE ON THE LIST!

Portland City Council Meeting regarding Code Change 3.96
Thursday, 2:00 PM, January 9th, 2020
City Hall – 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Authorize the Office of Community & Civic Life to convene an internal multi-bureau work group to develop a plan for updating cross referenced responsibilities for public involvement and commit to renewing District Coalition Office contracts through June 2023 (Previous Agenda 1053; Resolution introduced by Commissioner Eudaly)

  • Item 24 Code Change Timeline 2019 to 2023
  • Item 24 Code For All Portlanders
  • Item 24 Exhibit B Chapter 3.96 References

Can’t make it or need assistance?

  • Council Chambers is equipped with a sound system for the hearing impaired. Assisted listening devices are available from the Clerk.
  • The City of Portland will gladly accommodate requests for an interpreter or make other accommodations that further inclusivity. Please make your request at least 72 hours before the meeting to the Council Clerk 503-823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).
  • City Council meetings can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/video
  • The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet, Portland Community Media television. Watch CityNet on Xfinity Channel 30 and 330 (in HD) and CenturyLink Channels 8005 and 8505 (in HD).
  • Send your testimony in writing via email.

Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces: FREE WORKSHOP

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is proud to partner with SE Uplift, Portland United Against Hate, and the Office of Community and Civic Life by hosting the February 4th Civic Dialogue: Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces (3 hours).

Ensuring the safety of our communities is paramount. Yet public vitriol is skyrocketing, tensions flare at a moment’s notice and Oregon is consistently ranked in the top five states of per capita hate incidents. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and overcome the inhibitions that prevent them from supporting targets of hate. They will learn and use tactics for interrupting verbal hate; while centering and empowering the target. They will understand the risks involved in intervention and how to de-escalate a situation. Offered by As the Spirit Moves Us. 

Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30 PM @ Brentwood Darlington Community Center 7211 SE 62nd Ave Portland, OR 97206. 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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. 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.

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.