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.

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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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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