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.

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BDNA Letter to City Regarding Code 3.96

This letter from Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association was sent to the Portland City Council and Auditor on July 19th, 2019 (download a PDF version here):

Dear Portland City Commissioners and Auditor:

The board of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) writes to express its concerns regarding the planned changes to Portland City Code 3.96.

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PedPDX City Council Hearing June 5 at 2PM

PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan City Council Hearing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2PM Time Certain

City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Would you like to tell City Council your perspective about PedPDX? To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting.  Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting.

Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

Council Clerk Testimony: cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov

US Mail: Council Clerk, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Room 130, Portland OR 97204

Learn more. PedPDX.com

City Council Votes to Accept Sidewalk Funds

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, board members Chelsea Powers and Stephenie Frederick testified at City Council on behalf of accepting the intergovernmental agreement for the Safe Routes to School sidewalk infill grant. The motion passed with full support of the commissioners! Our thanks to the hard working folks at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for keeping this project moving through the lengthy process. Look for your neighborhood representatives after the 4:12:00 mark in the official City Council video linked below. To view the presentation given by PBOT in detail, click here.

Testify for Our Sidewalks on February 6!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Testify in person at the February 6th Portland City Council meeting or send your written letters of testimony to the Council Clerk: Karla Moore-Love, 1221 SW 4th, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204

In 2016, neighbors and board members, some with small children in tow, testified before Metro.  This key piece of advocacy secured over $5M for sidewalk infill and more in Brentwood-Darlington, thanks to a Regional Flexible Funds grant.  Now, the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for accepting that grant goes to City Council on the morning of Wednesday, February 6th. With the completion of the IGA, the funding finally starts flowing and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can start design engineering! Please show your support of the City accepting this grant money and let them know how ready we are for our new sidewalks!

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.

Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft

The Map Refinement Project will evaluate and amend the Comprehensive Plan Map and/or Zoning Map on specific sites for consistency with the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Following City Council’s direction to explore additional map changes in December 2016, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability kicked off the Map Refinement Project in April 2017. A Discussion Draft was released in June 2017, followed by public review and comments. Project staff subsequently released a Proposed Draft in September 2017. This was followed by a hearing before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) in October 2017, which drew 176 items of testimony. On November 14, 2017, the PSC voted on their recommendation to City Council.

With the February 5 release of the Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft to City Council, the public will have time to review the PSC’s recommendations and provide testimony to City Council through winter/early spring.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft

March 14, 2018
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Council will hear testimony on the Map Refinement Project Comprehensive Plan designation and zoning map changes. Additional hearing dates may be scheduled.

See the Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft.

HOW TO TESTIFY

Individuals will have two minutes to speak and may sign up to testify starting at 1 p.m. on March 14. Sign up is first come, first served. Each person in line can sign up for one 2-minute testimony slot.

You may also testify by:

Map App: https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/maps.html#mapTheme=mrp

Emailcpmaprefinement@portlandoregon.gov; include “Map Refinement Project Testimony” in the subject line

U.S. Mail
Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, 
Portland, OR 97201
Attn: Map Refinement Project Testimony

Review Testimony as it comes in

Community members can view all testimony as it comes in via the online Testimony Reader:
www.portlandmaps.com/bps/testimony

Next steps

Following the public hearing, Mayor Ted Wheeler will “close the public record” (i.e., in person and written testimony will no longer be taken). Council will then deliberate on the project at one or more additional sessions. Commissioners may introduce new amendments based on public testimony. A final vote on the Map Refinement Project is anticipated in May 2018. The map changes will become effective potentially in June 2018.