Two Candidate Conversations in March 2020!

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Updated January 25th, 2020. 

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Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association and Woodstock Neighborhood Association, is pleased to present a two-part Portland City Candidate Conversation Series in March 2020!  Both events will be held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Limited parking available on site, street parking available nearby.  Short walk from bus line #71.  Light refreshments served.  Childcare provided. Translation upon request.  Building is wheelchair accessible.

March 5th, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Commissioner

**Come early at 6:15PM for a special presentation by Portland State University.  More details on this soon!**

Confirmed attending: 

Position 1:

Position 2:

Position 4:

March 31st, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Mayor

Confirmed attending: 

Click here to view the Portland City Auditor’s page on the May 19, 2020 Primary Election.

Community Conversations on Homelessness with Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler is convening a series of meetings across the City of Portland for community members to learn about and engage with future policy related homelessness and livability.  Join Southeast and East Portland neighbors and local businesses on Saturday, February 1 for a conversation about what we can do to help solve the homelessness crisis.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 – 12:00 pm
PCC Southeast Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
You can RSVP for the event (optional) and share the issues you want to discuss at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/wheeler/80228

The City of Portland Homelessness Toolkit

Laurelwood Center Opening Celebration August 12th!

The Foster Shelter — now known as the Laurelwood Center — is opening its doors next week! Join Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Transition Projects, Inc. in touring the shelter, learning more about the program and volunteering to support the participants!

Event Details: 

  • When: Monday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Where: Laurelwood Center, 6144 SE Foster Road

Laurelwood will serve those who identify as female and couples, with priority access for people 55 and over, those with disabilities, and veterans.

Questions

Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:

Phone: 503.988.5217
Email: district3@multco.us
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214

September Meeting featuring Mayor Ted Wheeler

Click here to submit your questions!

We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on Thursday, September 6th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest Mayor Ted Wheeler.  The Mayor will be addressing the top five questions from the neighborhood, so submit your questions here!  You may submit as many questions as you like.  RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!

Click here to download and print our agenda for the September 6th Meeting!

Meeting Agenda - September 2018

Request for Support for Public Safety

From Mayor Wheeler’s Office:

As the 2018-2019 budget season is well underway, the Mayor’s Office would like to encourage our constituents with public safety concerns to give testimony in support of Portland Police Bureau’s budget request. Public safety in our community is in jeopardy.

The bureau is requesting funds for 93 additional sworn officers, and nine additional non-sworn professional positions. These requests support the Mayor’s key priorities of increasing public safety and police accountability, maintaining the City’s critical infrastructure, and enhancing livability. The bureau’s requests for additional ongoing resources will advance the bureau’s mission and goals to provide 21st Century Policing services, to support organizational excellence and inclusion, and to rebuild police units so they can better deliver community policing to all residents.

Staffing within the PPB has been a critical issue for the bureau for many years, and there are several factors that impact this issue: recruitment and hiring, attrition and number of officers.

There are the fewer officers in the bureau as there were a decade ago, despite a 10 percent increase in Portland’s population. This request would increase the number of officer positions by approximately 10 percent–on par with Portland’s growth.

The Portland Police Bureau continues to face challenges in patrol staffing, which has led to declining response times. In the last five years, total 911 call volume has increased by over 22%. These calls include a 97% increase in stolen vehicle calls, 64% increase in unwanted persons calls and a 32% increase in disorder calls.

Without an increase in staffing, the response time for these calls will only grow, threatening the safety of all Portlanders.  We urge constituents with any public safety concerns to voice their support for this proposed budget.

Your voice in this conversation is essential, and we urge constituents to either submit written testimony, contact city commissioners or attend one of the upcoming community budget events:

Community Budget Forums

April 17, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central St, 97203
Bus lines 44 and 75
Most testimony by random drawing

Budget Committee Hearings

May 10, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, hearing to receive public testimony
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

May 16, 2018, 2:00pm, Council Action to approve City Budget, testimony heard
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Utility Rate Review
May 17, 2018 (first reading), 2:00pm, second reading May 23, 2018, time TBD
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

TSCC Public Hearing
June 6, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rose Room, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Council Action to Adopt Budget
June 7, 2018, 2:00pm
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Bond Oversight Committee Meets February 1, 2018

From Portland Housing Bureau:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM

IRCO Community Room

10301 NE Glisan Street

Portland, OR 97220

Mayor Ted Wheeler will join the committee for February’s Meeting in East PortlandTopics for discussion include: (1) the draft Community Engagement Plan; and (2) new tenant screening criteria.

This event is free and refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP. Your RSVP helps us plan for food, materials, childcare, and other accomodations,  but it is not required to attend.

Bond Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here.

For more information about Portland’s Housing Bond, visit us online at www.portlandhousingbond.com

Sign up here to recieve email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates.

Contact Your Elected City Officials

At our December 7th, 2017 meeting, Sgt. Randy Teig encouraged neighbors to contact their elected officials and advocate for what they want to see change.  Below is a list of contact information for our Mayor and City Council.  Make your voice heard and be the change you want to see!

Mayor Ted Wheeler
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-4120
OPINION LINE: 503-823-4127
EMAIL: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Dan Saltzman
PHONE: 503-823-4151
EMAIL: dan@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish
PHONE: 503-823-3589
EMAIL: nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
PHONE: (503) 823-3008
EMAIL: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
PHONE: 503-823-4682
EMAIL: chloe@portlandoregon.gov