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.
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.
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.”
Dr. Paul Leistner, Neighborhood Program Coordinator for City of Portland (2008-2018) talks Portland’s Neighborhood System in this video from Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
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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)