Portland City Council Sets Election Schedule to Fill Vacancy

On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote.

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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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Code Change 3.96 Community Engagement Forum

(Por favor, desplácese hacia abajo para español.) 

UPDATE!  To welcome as many neighbors as possible,  we will be serving locally made tamales and providing a supervised activity for children in the adjacent room.

You’re invited to a Community Engagement Forum on Code Change 3.96 hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!

When: September 24th, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)

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Be Informed About Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

Be informed about the proposed changes to City Code 3.96!

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) sent a letter to the Portland City Council and Auditor on July 19th, 2019 regarding changes to City Code 3.96 (download a PDF version here).

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82nd Avenue: Proposals available for public review and testimony

The 82nd Avenue Study project looks at the development potential of properties along 82nd Avenue and identifies barriers that can be addressed in the near term with an eye toward long-term solutions.  A report summarizing the effort, the 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development Draft Report, has been available for public review since December 2018.

Learn more about improvements to 82nd Avenue, related zoning changes and transportation proposals available for public review and testimony by clicking here!

How to Testify:

  • In Person: Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) public hearing –
    • March 12, 12:30PM, 1900 SW 4th Avenue (SW 4th and Hall Street), 2nd floor
    • Project staff will be on hand starting at 11:30AM to help people sign up to testify.
  • In Writing: Send by mail to –
    • Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
      82nd Avenue Study Testimony
      1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
      Portland, OR 97201
    • Written testimony must be received by noon on March 12, 2019.
  • The Map App: Click on the “testify” button and fill in the blanks.
    • You can read your testimony and others in real time.

Paint the Town Green on June 16!

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Join family, friends, and neighbors at Paint the Town Green litter and graffiti cleanup on June 16 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. We’ll be power-washing and painting over graffiti, scraping stickers off of street signs, and picking up trash along SE Division St., SE Hawthorne Blvd., and SE 82nd Ave. To sign up, go to solveoregon.org/paint-the-town-green and pick a neighborhood.

All training and supplies provided — and morning snacks and lunch, too!

Paint the Town Green is presented by KINK fm, Metro and the City of Portland Graffiti Program in partnership with the Brentwood-Darlington, Foster-Powell, Hawthorne-Division-Clinton, Lents and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods.