Code Change 3.96 Report Meeting TOMORROW November 14th!

From Office of Community and Civic Life:

A Code for All Portlanders: Writing Racial, Disability, and Social Justice in the Office of Community and Civic Life, presents Committee 3.96 recommendations, the process for community engagement, and an understanding of how these changes might impact the work of Civic Life.

November 14, 2019, 5:30-8:00PM
Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI), 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, 97227
(doors open at 5:00pm, meeting will end promptly at 8:00pm)
Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.

On November 14th, 2019, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly will present a Resolution to authorize a three-year extension for Neighborhood District Coalition Office contracts and to convene a multi-bureau work group to conduct a policy review of cross-referenced responsibilities for public involvement (click here to see a timeline of the work proposed in the Resolution). Bureaus within the work group will work together to address their own public involvement practices so all Portlanders can be equitably serviced citywide. The meeting will also be an opportunity for Portlanders to learn about the work of Committee 3.96.  For details from Civic Life, click here.

BDNA Note: 

Since it will be difficult for most Portlanders to attend this session, it is important to voice your opinion on the existing public involvement code by mail, email, and phone.

TED WHEELER
MayorWheeler@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4120
1221 SW 4TH AVE, ROOM 340, PORTLAND, OR 97204

NICK FISH
Nick@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-3589
1221 S.W. 4TH, ROOM 240, PORTLAND, OR 97204

AMANDA FRITZ
Amanda@PortlandOregon.gov
1221 SW 4TH AVENUE, ROOM 220
PORTLAND OR 97204
(503) 823-3008

CHLOE EUDALY
Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4682
1221 SW 4TH AVE, SUITE 210, PORTLAND, OR 97204

JO ANN HARDESTY
JoAnn@PortlandOregon.gov
503-823-4151
1221 SW 4TH AVE STE 230, PORTLAND, OR 97204

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.

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.