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Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program, 2007-2013

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement invites you to review and provide input on Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program, 2007-2013. The report documents the accomplishments, 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.

Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program, 2007-2013

Go to:  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLreport

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement invites you to review and provide input on Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program, 2007-2013. The report documents the accomplishments, 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. 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 our Bureau/Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

ONI’s goals for the community conversation include:

  1. Recognizing and celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our community partner organizations; 
  2. Gathering community input to help inform deliberations within 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.

 

Engaging for Equity report - PDF version

PDF version of report - Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's DCL Program, 2007-2013. Note: PDF file is 9MB so downloads may be slow. Please contact Jeri Williams if you want paper version mailed to you: DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov.

Engaging for Equity report - TEXT version

Text version of report - Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's DCL Program, 2007-2013

 

Learn more, provide feedback and your 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:

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Hear directly from DCL grantees and ONI’s program coordinator telling their story of accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from their work.

12 Noon – 1 PM – part of an all-day Community Summit
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Portland
Please pre-register for this free Community Summit at:
www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/inittogether2015

 

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS

Join us at an ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to share your thoughts, comments and questions regarding the report and the future of the DCL program. The BAC will continue to meet through 2015 to consider future development of the program.

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
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/65550

Next meetings for the ONI BAC are 2nd Mondays each month, 5:30 PM. Monday, April 13, May 11, and June 8, 2015. Meeting locations vary. You’re welcome to join these meetings as well, provide comments, and join the conversation. To get on contact list to get notice contact Jeri Williams, DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5827.

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:

Marijuana Regulation - Give Input!

OLCC asks Oregonians to share hopes, concerns about marijuana regulation

News Release
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222-7355
1-800-452-6522
For more information:
Karynn Fish, Public Affairs, (503) 872-5119
January 6, 2014
 
 
PORTLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched an online community survey at marijuana.oregon.gov asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns about the coming legal market for recreational marijuana. The survey, which is open through Monday, January 12, will help the agency plan a statewide listening tour to be announced later this month.
 “We need to hear from Oregonians across the state as we implement the law,” said OLCC Chairman Rob Patridge. “We need to hear from community members, parents, law enforcement, people who want to grow or sell recreational marijuana, and local governments. We want to know your priorities. What should marijuana regulation look like in your community?”
Patridge said the survey and listening tour are the first steps in a yearlong rulemaking process that will include monthly Commission meetings, rules advisory committee meetings and other opportunities to hear from the public.
 “OLCC is committed to a transparent and inclusive public process to help us implement the law in a way that protects children, keeps our communities safe, and brings the recreational marijuana industry into the regulated market,” he said.
Under the new law, possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal on July 1 of this year. The OLCC must begin accepting applications for commercial licenses next January, with retail stores to open by late 2016.
The survey will be live on the web through January 12 at http://marijuana.oregon.gov.
 
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SE Uplift emergency Executive Committee meeting canceled.

The agenda topic will be addressed at the regularly scheduled executive committee meeting on Wednesday, 12/17.

Tonight's (12/15/14) emergency Executive Committee meeting has been canceled. The agenda topic will be addressed at our regularly scheduled executive committee meeting on Wednesday, 12/17.

Thank you,

Anne

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Anne Dufay

Executive Director 

SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

503 232-0010 x311

anne@seuplift.org 

http//www.seuplift.org/

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 11, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood 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: December 11, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood 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.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of December 15

  • SE Knight Street (between 41st and 43rd) – Continue to pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Knight Street (between 40th and 41st) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 28th Avenue (between SE Martins and Woodstock) – Continue open cut and connect or install manholes.

Week of December 22 (No work on December 24 – 26)

  • SE 40th (off Reedway) – Open cut and connect or install manhole, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Knight Street (between Cesar Chavez Blvd and 41st) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.

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.

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.