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ONI Diversity and Civic Leadership Program report - Public comment & discussion, Monday, March 9

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Monday, March 9 to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.

Engaging for Equity: A report on Portland’s Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program 2007-2013

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.


Public comment and discussion

Monday, March 9, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting
Portland Building, Room C, 2nd Fl., 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Dinner provided at 5:30 PM. Public comments and discussion beginning at 6 PM.


Where to find the report

Review and provide input on this new report - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLreport - documenting the accomplishments and lessons learned from this groundbreaking program focused on strengthening the City's engagement, livability, organizational capacity, and self-empowerment for Portland's communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities.

How your comments and ideas will be used

With the publication of this report, ONI will facilitate a community discussion in 2015 to receive input on the continued development and potential expansion of the Diversity and Civic Leadership program. This conversation will occur simultaneously with a broader discussion about funding equity for ONI’s community engagement programs taking place with ONI’s Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC).

ONI’s goals for the community conversation include:

  1. Recognize and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our community partner organizations;  

  2. Gather community input to help inform deliberations of the ONI BAC and City Council on the future of the DCL program, including equitable funding, potential expansion, and making it a permanent component of the City’s civic engagement strategy.

Meetings for the ONI BAC are 2nd Mondays each month, 5:30 PM, City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Next meetings are Monday, April 13, May 11, and June 8, 2015. You’re welcome to join these meetings as well, provide comments, and join the conversation.


Other opportunities to share your feedback and ideas

ONI invites your comments on the future of the DCL program. Comments are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. You can participate and provide input on the report, the above questions and any other ideas or questions in the following ways:


ONLINE

Provide your comments online. You’ll need to set-up a Portlandoregon.gov account in order to access the online form. Go to: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLinput

EMAIL

Provide your comment via email at: DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov

IN WRITING

Provide your comments via USPS mail addressed to:
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Attn: DCLinput
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110
Portland, OR 97204

INVITE US TO YOUR GROUP MEETING TO DISCUSS

If you would like us to come to your group meeting to discuss we will do our best to make that happen. Please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov


ADA AND LANGUAGE ACCOMMODATIONS

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English. Call Jeri Williams at 503-823-5827, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests or visit:

www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/CivilRights or www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/ADA

QUESTIONS

For questions please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: March 3, 2015

Construction is winding down on this project to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: March 3, 2015

Construction is winding down on this project to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Environmental Services needs to coordinate portions of this project with the Portland Water Bureau and will have to schedule that work at a much later date. There will be no construction on the following streets as part of this project, but work on these streets may be included in a future project:

  • SE Claybourne Street between 34th and 36th
  • SE 36th Avenue between Claybourne and Henry
  • SE Henry Street between Cesar Chavez Boulevard and SE 40th
  • SE 29th Avenue south of Knapp
  • SE 29th Avenue between Lambert and Rex

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

For the next several weeks, the contractor will work on punch list items, including installing and repairing manholes and storm drains, repairing or adjusting pipes if needed, installing permanent pavement, repairing curbs, and cleaning up and demobilizing.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials are stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets clear of all construction activities, supplies and equipment

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project. To find out more information on construction methods, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

NW Raleigh-Quimby Sewer Replacement Project Update: Construction Starting Soon

Environmental Services will begin construction in mid-late March on a sewer replacement project on NW Raleigh and NW Quimby streets between NW 21st and 22nd avenues. The project will add needed capacity to the combined sewer and stormwater system, help reduce the potential for basement backups, and protect water quality and the environment. Work will begin in mid-late March and is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

NW Raleigh-Quimby Sewer Replacement Project Update: Construction Starting Soon

Environmental Services will begin construction in mid-late March on a sewer replacement project on NW Raleigh and NW Quimby streets between NW 21st and 22nd avenues. The project will add needed capacity to the combined sewer and stormwater system, help reduce the potential for basement backups, and protect water quality and the environment. Work will begin in mid-late March and is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

A project map and up to date information are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/RaleighQuimby.

PROJECT SCOPE

In addition to replacing and upsizing the public sewer main in the street, the project includes repairing the sewer laterals between the sewer main and the curb line. Crews will construct several new sewer access structures, replace stormwater inlets and pipes that connect them to the sewer system, and restore the road surface.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction will start in mid-late March and will take approximately four months to complete. Please be aware that the project schedule may shift or change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also choose to work on Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor maintains local access, but expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • Crews will remove and dispose of some contaminated soil in the construction area.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • As always, please follow the direction of flaggers and informational signs to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Please help us keep the work zone safe and stay clear of all construction activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/bes/RaleighQuimby for up to date project information. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “Raleigh Quimby” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries; we will be happy to work with you.

Becky Tillson

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2827 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6615

Email: Rebecca.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.