The invite below comes from the Civility Task Force, a subcommittee of the Downtown Public Safety Action Committee. While this discussion has started in the downtown area, these are issues and concerns that impact our entire community. I strongly encourage everyone that is able to make this event on October 1st to take part in this important conversation. Please get the word out about this event to your various community groups as well.
Dear community member:
We know you share our concern about the livability on our city streets, sidewalks, public transportation and park areas. We have each encountered countless examples of rude, unsavory, and even threatening behaviors walking around downtown Portland. It’s become enough of an issue that many businesses are concerned about their viability, and it increasingly affects Portland’s reputation with locals, tourists, visiting businesses and others.
The Downtown Public Safety Advisory Committee (DPSAC) asked us to work toward solutions. We believe that working together we can effect positive changes to make Portland a safe, comfortable place for everyone who shares our public spaces. It’s time to stand together and make Portland better! What are we doing and how can you help?
Please come to our Portland Civility Summit, a presentation and discussion that will illustrate the problems, show potential solutions and allow you to help, if you can.
- Portland Civility Summit
- 6:00 PMTuesday, October 1st
- Portland State University
- Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355 (1825 SW Broadway)
We would really love to have you join us.
Would you be kind enough to register?
Follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8105811701/es2/?rank=1
We hope to see you there.
DPSAC Civility Task Force:
- Lynnae Berg, Downtown Clean and Safe
- Doreen Binder, Transition Projects
- Robert Day, Portland Police Bureau
- Hugh Donnelly, Mercy Corps
- Suzanne Hayden, Citizens Crime Commission
- Marvin Mitchell, Julia West House
- Steve Trujillo, Father’s House City Ministries
We promote civic values of mutual respect, personal responsibility, compassion, and adherence to the rule of law. We model these community values through our words and actions towards others. Upholding our civic values positively impacts individual esteem, community livability, economic and civic vitality, fostering an environment where crime and the fear of crime are diminished. Safety and enjoyment of our parks, sidewalks, public transportation and other public spaces depends on our shared civic responsibility to deter unacceptable behavior and promote positive community standards. Civility Improves Livability for All.
Thank you very much for your time,
Crime Prevention Program Coordinator
Downtown & Old Town Chinatown neighborhoods
Office of Neighborhood Involvement - City of Portland
Phone: (503) 823-5852 / Fax: (503) 823-3050