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Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: March 25, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: March 25, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Sewer construction on SE 30th Avenue between Taggart and Clinton is expected to be complete by next week

  • There may be a period of inactivity between completion of sewer construction and final trench paving.

Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will begin after materials testing is complete

  • Beginning as soon as April 6th, SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will be closed to all road traffic, 24 hours a day, for about four weeks. Sidewalks will remain open.
  • Residents next to the work zone will receive notice with the actual start date once the work schedule is finalized.
  • Crews will excavate the existing asphalt and resurface with pervious (or porous) asphalt. Pervious asphalt allows water to go through the street and directly into the ground reducing the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system.
  • Over the course of this work, traffic will be delayed periodically on SE 20th and SE 22nd between SE Division and Clinton streets to allow equipment to maneuver safely.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE:

Below is the estimated construction schedule for this week and next week. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of March 23

  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) - main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

Week of March 30

  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) - main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

NECN awards grants for 6 community – based projects in inner North/Northeast Portland

Six community-based projects received $2,000. Grants from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), as approved on March 17 by NECN’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the grants program is to provide neighborhood and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of inner North/Northeast Portland.

March 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT- Fran Ayaribil: fran.ayaribil@necoalition.org

NECN awards grants for 6 community – based projects in inner North/Northeast Portland

PORTLAND – Six community-based projects received $2,000. Grants from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), as approved on March 17 by NECN’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the grants program is to provide neighborhood and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of inner North/Northeast Portland.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) provides funding for the grants program to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, along with Portland’s six other Neighborhood Coalitions.

NECN’s 2015 grantees represent a diverse groups of participants, with projects that will create new partnerships and advance the leadership of historically underrepresented groups. The awards will go to:

  • Know Your Rights Clinic: A Program that will facilitate the creation of “Know Your Rights” workshops for the families of students in inner North/Northeast Portland.
  • Woodlawn Farmer’s Market: A partnership between Woodlawn Neighborhood Assoc., Woodlawn School and Self-Enhancement Inc., to establish a Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of Woodlawn School.
  • Helping 500 Boys/Girls at Eight Schools Develop Skills to Improve Behavior and Academic Performance through Learning Chess: A “Chess for Success” program designed to support on-going relationships with 8 schools which are part of the SUN Service System.
  • MLK Dream Run: A vision and project of the North/Northeast Business Association, involving the sponsorship of a 5, 10 & 15K USATF sanctioned, running event through the streets of inner North/Northeast Portland.
  • Inside/Outside My Head: Hair and Community in Black Portland: A project that proposes to create a cross-disciplinary line of programming by and for members of the African American community in Portland to use Hair Workshops in community building and visioning.
  • Vernon Gardens: A collaboration between the Vernon School PTA and various community partners to design and build tables and benches for an outdoor classroom.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is home to 12 neighborhoods: Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, Sullivan’s Gulch, Vernon and Woodlawn. The Coalition is a forum for neighbors to address issues of shared concern, advocate for their priorities, and work together to shape the future of their neighborhoods. NECN actively supports collaboration across lines of race, culture, economic status and neighborhood boundary.

SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: March 25, 2015

Environmental Services has started construction on a project to replace aging sewer pipes on SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and on SE Haig Street from SE 20th to 18th avenues. The pipes are over 100 years old and in poor condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: March 25, 2015

Environmental Services has started construction on a project to replace aging sewer pipes on SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and on SE Haig Street from SE 20th to 18th avenues. The pipes are over 100 years old and in poor condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

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

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Crews have finished installing a new manhole at the intersection of SE 18th Avenue and SE Haig Street

  • Additional work and final trench paving in this area will be scheduled at a later date.

Beginning next Monday, there will be a two-week period of inactivity while crews begin work on another public sewer project

  • For the rest of this week, crews will focus on installing new public sewer pipe on SE 20th Avenue between SE Lafayette and Haig streets.
  • Next week, crews will help mobilize equipment and begin construction on another public sewer project.
  • Crews are expected to resume construction on the 20th and Haig Sewer project the week of April 6.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may choose to work the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Sewer construction by nature is loud, vibration is often felt in homes, work zones can become dusty, and normal neighborhood activity is disrupted.
  • On-street parking will be restricted within work zones to create a safe work environment and accommodate equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials will be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • Flaggers will direct traffic past the work zone. The contractor will maintain local access to all properties but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Your sewer service and other utilities should not be interrupted during construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Haig for project information. To receive schedule and construction progress updates, send an email to Matt Gough with “Haig” 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please unsubscribe by sending me an email. Thank you!

Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Parking in NW Portland? Look for new Zone M signs as parking permit area expands to alleviate congestion

The first phase of the Northwest Portland Parking Plan takes effect this week as City of Portland Bureau of Transportation crews begin installing Zone M signs to mark an expanded parking permit area and alleviate longstanding congestion in the neighborhood.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Twitter @PBOTinfo

Link to this release: http://bit.ly/18XndLE

NEWS RELEASE

Parking in NW Portland?

Look for new Zone M signs as parking permit area expands to alleviate congestion

(March 25, 2015) – The first phase of the Northwest Portland Parking Plan takes effect this week as City of Portland Bureau of Transportation crews begin installing Zone M signs to mark an expanded parking permit area and alleviate longstanding congestion in the neighborhood.

The new signage is part of a years-long planning effort by the City and neighborhood residents and businesses to ease parking challenges and improve the livability and business vitality of the growing neighborhood.

The newly expanded permit area stretches from W Burnside Street to NW Vaughn Street and westward from NW 16th to NW 25th avenues. Previously, Zone M’s north boundary stopped at NW Irving Street. An adjacent parking permit area next to I-405, called Zone K, will remain unchanged.

Blocks with a Zone M sign will allow visitors to park for up to four hours, and allow neighborhood residents who have purchased $60 annual permits to park without those time restrictions.

PBOT crews begin sign installation this week and are expected to complete all signage within two weeks. The permit rules take effect on each block as signs are installed. Enforcement hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sunday and holiday parking are not affected.

“The new signs mark an important milestone in a collaborative effort between the neighborhood and the city to alleviate parking congestion and frustration,” said Leah Treat, Portland Bureau of Transportation director. “Visitors and residents will now have an easier time finding parking and businesses will benefit from improved access by their customers.”

The $60 annual permits are available to people who live, work or own property within the Zone M boundaries. More than 2,000 permits for the expanded zone have been issued since they became available in February. Notices have been mailed to all residents and businesses in the area and several outreach events also have been held.

The Northwest Parking Plan, passed by City Council in 2013, also calls for parking meters to be installed on the commercial corridors of NW 21st and 23rd avenues and some surrounding streets. Those are scheduled to be installed in late spring and will have time limits of two and four hours at a price of $1.60 per hour.

Northwest Portland residents who haven’t yet purchased permits may apply for them as well as annual or single day guest passes by contacting the Portland Bureau of Transportation by mail or in person. PBOT’s offices are open weekdays on the 8th floor of the Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. Mail in applications should be sent attention to Suite 1304.

For more information, including a larger map of the Zone M expansion area and permit applications and instructions, please visit portlandoregon.gov/transportation

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Task Force drafts recommendations as City Council prepares to consider April pilot program for Uber, Lyft and taxi services

A combination of new city codes, administrative rules and a pilot program could allow Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to legally provide service in Portland in April.

Link to this news release: http://bit.ly/1FS9gLM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

503-823-3723

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter: @PBOTinfo

News Release:

Task Force drafts recommendations as City Council prepares to consider April pilot program for Uber, Lyft and taxi services

Strong demand prompts council to approve new EcoCab taxi company,

look to new rules for taxis and Transportation Network Companies

(March 23, 2015) A combination of new city codes, administrative rules and a pilot program could allow Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to legally provide service in Portland in April.

The Private for Hire Transportation Innovation Task Force was convened in January to recommend updates to the City’s private for-hire transportation safety regulations to include TNCs. The Task Force is on schedule to deliver its recommendations to the City Council on April 9 at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

To implement the Task Force’s recommendations and update taxi regulations in line with City Council direction, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will offer a combination of administrative rules and city code revisions, to initiate a TNC pilot program. During the 120-day pilot program, permits will be available for companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Portland.

The Task Force’s work is divided into two phases. During phase 1, from January through April, the Task Force has focused on new rules for TNCs and taxis that the City could implement in a pilot program. During phase 2, from April through July, the Task Force will take a broader look at, and make recommendations for, permanent changes to all private for-hire transportation rules that regulate taxis, TNCs, limos, party buses, pedicabs and other private for-hire transportation operators.

Upcoming key dates for Phase 1 new taxi cab regulations to keep up with strong demand for taxi service:

Private for Hire Transportation Innovation Task Force Presents Recommendations at Portland City Council Meeting

What: Recommendations on key rules for the pilot program, including: driver background checks, vehicle inspections, insurance, access for people with disabilities, data collection, fares and other issues for transportation network companies and taxi companies. Task Force members will present recommendations and take questions from City Council. Public testimony will also be heard.

When: 2 p.m., April 9 at City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave.

Portland City Council Meeting on Pilot Program

What: City Council to consider a resolution directing Transportation Director Leah Treat to launch a TNC Pilot Program based on the recommendations of the Task Force, April 9 City Council discussion and public input. Public testimony will also be heard.

When: April 15 at City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave. (Time: To be determined).

To view a detailed timeline of the Task Force’s work and view a draft proposal of recommendations developed by a subcommittee of the Task Force, see www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/pdxrides or use the links provided here:

Timeline of the Task Force Discussion and Recommendations

Draft Subcommittee Preliminary Phase 1 Recommendations

After April, during Phase 2, the Task Force will continue to review and gather input on private for-hire regulations for all modes, including taxi companies, TNCs, limos, party buses, pedicabs and other private for-hire transportation operators. The Task Force will present any additional recommendations to City Council this summer at the conclusion of Phase 2.

The City Council and the Portland Bureau of Transportation have already taken action to address high demand for taxi service in Portland. On March 18, 2015the City Council approved permits for EcoCab Portland, LLC.,the first new taxi company to start business in Portland since Union Cab was approved for operation in 2012. In February, the City’s Private for-Hire Transportation Board of Review approved 242 new taxi permits for existing taxi companies and recommended adding EcoCab with up to 51 permits.

Portland has a far lower rate of taxi availability than other U.S. cities of comparable size. According to a study by ECONorthwest, Portland had 7.5 taxis per 10,000 residents in 2013, the second-lowest among 10 cities in the study. Six of the 10 cities had taxis available at twice the rate as Portland.

View the ECONorthwest report, part of EcoCab’s permit application

For more information, to provide comments to the Task Force, or to join the PFHT Task Force Interested Parties email list, email project staff at pdxrides@portlandoregon.gov or call Francesca Patricolo 503-823-5087.

For more information about private for-hire transportation, visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/pdxrides

To file a complaint about taxi service, call 503-865-2486 or email pdxrides@portlandoregon.gov.

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Dylan Rivera

Media Relations | Portland Bureau of Transportation

t: (503) 823-3723 | c: (503) 577-7534

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

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