Update to Proposed Meeting on Code Change 3.96

Code Change 3.96 Update from Office of Community and Civic Life: 

City Council will not vote on the multi-bureau resolution on January 30th, 2020 as previously tentatively scheduled. The Council is working on finding another date and Civic Life will send updates as soon as it has been scheduled.

While the Council Clerk is no longer accepting written testimony, if you have additional thoughts you would like to share, please send an email to Commissioner Eudaly’s office.

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?

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  • Send your testimony in writing via email.

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

Answers from Civic Life to Code Change 3.96 Forum Questions

Answers to Questions from Code Change 3.96 Community Engagement Forum (hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association September 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM).  Questions were sent to Office of Community and Civic Life on September 25, 2019 by Board Chair, Chelsea Powers.  Answers were received from Sabrina Wilson, Code Change Project Manager at Office of Community & Civic Life, on October 25, 2019.

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Code Change Update from Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

From Office of Community and Civic Life: 

Yesterday, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced that she has decided to present the proposed code changes as a report on November 14. She indicated that this will allow Council more time to consider the facts and have a public conversation before taking it to a vote on the final package. “In making this announcement, I want to be very clear that I intend to see these policy changes through to completion in a timely manner. The changes proposed by Committee 3.96 reflect a transformative vision for the City’s approach to civic engagement and deserve fair consideration. We can no longer claim to believe in equity but refuse to update the code accordingly. However, heartfelt questions and concerns have been raised about what the new system may look like and how it will work—and I want to be able to answer them before advancing these changes.”

You can read Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s full statement on her website by clicking here.

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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CANCELLED! National Night Out 2019!

Best laid plans sometimes go awry and the BDNA is unable to host our annual National Night Out event for 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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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