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SE Uplift News Archive
An Interactive Community Forum presented by Neighbors West-Northwest, CAT, and Sisters of the Road
Join fellow new City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and fellow Portland-based community advocates for an evening of reflection, discussion and learning. Hear about diverse organizing efforts in housing rights, homelessness, and local livability issues. Build skills in individualized workshops ranging from advocating at city hall to community organizing.
First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson
Tuesday, March 31
6 - 8 PM
Fixing the City's Tree Codes
Citywide Parks Team Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 7 - 8:30 PM
Forest Park Conference Room (13th Floor)
1120 SW 5th Ave
There is still much more to say
On Thursday, February 26, neighbors came together to share who they are, how they relate to the community and to create what they want to further explore. Sounds like a pretty simple agenda for a two-hour meeting, but there was no lack of content once we got started. People mingled and enjoyed pizza before gathering into to groups of six or seven to learn more about each other.
Mobilize to Minimize Budget Cuts!
We all know the reality of these hard economic times and the City of Portland is no exception. The city has asked all of it bureaus to take a hard look at their budgets and return with proposed budgets that would allow for continued operation during the current economic situation.
The Right Budget for ONI, which includes SE Uplift and the other six district neighborhood coalitions, has submitted a 10% cut of our budget. It is not an ideal situation, but a realistic budget arrived at thoughtfully with significant citizen input.
Neighborhood Cleanup Training Tonight!
It's already time to start preparing for neighborhood cleanups! Please join us for a training session on how to operate a cleanup in your neighborhood. There have been a couple of changes in the process, so this will be a chance to get up to speed on what you need to know to carry off a successful cleanup.
Exciting Resource To Tackle Infill
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces a new resource for improving the design of infill development.
Portlanders have a new tool to help improve the design of infill development in their neighborhoods. Published by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, The Infill Design Toolkit: A guide to integrating infill development into Portland's neighborhoods serves as a resource for community members; builders, designers, neighbors and others - all who are involved in designing, building or participating in dialogue about the new development that continues to shape the form of Portland's neighborhoods.
Advisory Committee Members Needed
In 2004, the City of Portland purchased 4.7 acres of property on the site of the Washington Monroe High School for the future development of a community center in response to the public's need for additional recreational facilities in the area.
In the next month, Portland Parks & Recreation will begin to assemble an advisory committee to oversee the design of this facility. Their job will be to answer key questions such as, “What are the community’s needs?”, “Who will be using the facility?”, “What are the activities and programs it needs to provide?”
Pedestrian Rights Presentation
Do you enjoy walking but would like to know more about your rights as a pedestrian? Did you know that pedestrians have the right of way in all crosswalks, marked and unmarked? Have you almost been hit crossing the street when walking or running?
Unite with others. Learn more so you can defend walkers' and runners' rights.
Monday, January 12
There is a lot of exciting activity happening in the coalition to make our city a more sustainable place. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about it first-hand from neighborhood sustainability groups and learn how you can be involved.
Mayor Elect Sam Adams recently announced bureau reorganization and new bureau assignments for each commissioner.
Here are some highlights:
The Bureau of Planning and the Office of Sustainable Development have been combined under a new bureau, now called the Bureau of Planning and Sustainable Development. A new bureau called the Office of Healthy Working Rivers has been created and will pull in existing staff from the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Bureau of Planning. The Bureau of Housing and Community Development is being split, creating a new Bureau of Housing. Community Development activities will move under the purview of the Portland Development Commission.