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Rose Lane Project

Don't miss out! Share you thoughts about the Rose Lane Vision by Dec 16th

Don’t miss out!
Share your thoughts about the Rose Lane Vision by Dec. 16

(Dec. 6, 2019) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is gathering feedback on the Rose Lane Project, a new effort exploring how we can get buses and streetcar trains out of traffic. Portlanders can share their thoughts at two upcoming open houses on Dec. 7 and Dec. 9 or online at surveymonkey.com/r/RoseLaneProject by Dec. 16. 

Attend one of our two remaining open houses
There are two more chances to speak with staff at in-person open houses. At the events, you can learn about the project and share feedback on various locations that are potential candidates for piloting transit-priority projects near-term (2020-2021) and a broader concept vision.
• Saturday, Dec. 7, 2–4 p.m., North Portland Library Community Room (512 N Killingsworth St.)
• Monday, Dec. 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., White Stag Building (70 NW Couch St.)
Refreshments and activities for kids will be provided.
To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact (503) 823-5291, Relay: 711.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Can’t make it in person? Take our online survey!
PBOT is also hosting an online survey to gather feedback about the project. The survey, which closes on Dec. 16, takes about 10 minutes to complete and includes links to the open house materials.

About the Rose Lane Project
Through the Rose Lane Project, PBOT is helping to create a network of transit routes across Portland that are faster, frequent and full. Over the next several months, PBOT is working to:
• Develop a bundle of Rose Lane pilot projects with transit priority that will be deployed in 2020 and 2021. These projects will be deployed using temporary materials such as striping, signage, paint and posts.
• Identify a Rose Lane network vision for a broader Enhanced Transit Priority network, that includes locations being built through other projects and programs. This vision may include near-term projects as well as long-term projects that are phased in over time.
• Develop a Rose Lane identity that is visual and memorable and which can be applied along the Rose Lane network to promote riding transit.
• Work in partnership with TriMet to leverage service improvements and other rider benefits in support of the Rose Lane network.

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly initiated this effort with PBOT. With her leadership, PBOT anticipates presenting a project proposal to City Council for adoption in February 2020. Learn more on the Rose Lane Project webpage.

Portland Housing Bureau Upcoming December Meetings

Rental Services Commission, Portland Housing Advisory Commission, and Fair Housing Advocacy Committee meetings

 

Upcoming Public Meetings

December 2019


 

December 4: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC Workplan

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

December 5: Portland Housing Advisory Commission Executive Committee

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) PHAC workplan

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full PHAC meetings. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC. Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

December 12: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) Fair Housing Testing

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham. FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

December 17: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Operating Procedures; (2) Application, Screening, and Security Deposit rules

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

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Metro offers Community Placemaking grants for 2020!

Metro’s Community Placemaking grants help people tackle challenges or opportunities by supporting arts-based, equity-focused efforts. Up to $190,000 is available in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.

Metro offers Community Placemaking grants for 2020

Metro’s Community Placemaking grants help people tackle challenges or opportunities by supporting arts-based, equity-focused efforts. Up to $190,000 is available in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.

Strong candidates for these grants share a few key ingredients. Arts or cultural activities bring people together to strengthen their connection to each other and the places they care about. The idea comes from the community the effort is intended to benefit. And those community members, especially people of color or other historically marginalized communities, play a role in making it all happen. Get started by reading the application handbook, and contact staff to talk over your idea (dana.lucero@oregonmetro.gov).

Applications open Nov. 22 and close February 3 at noon. Visit the program website to learn about December information sessions, eligibility, past grant recipients and more. www.oregonmetro.gov/placemaking

Metro offers Community Placemaking grants for 2020

Metro’s Community Placemaking grants help people tackle challenges or opportunities by supporting arts-based, equity-focused efforts. Strong candidates for these grants share a few key ingredients. Arts or cultural activities bring people together to strengthen their connection to each other and the places they care about. The idea comes from the community the effort is intended to benefit. And those community members, especially people of color or other historically marginalized communities, play a role in making it all happen.

Applications will open even earlier this year to give your team more time to collaborate on a strong application. A link to the online application will be available on our webpage beginning November 22, and applications are due February 3 at noon. Get started now by reading the application handbook, and contact staff to talk over your idea (dana.lucero@oregonmetro.gov).

Funding available

Up to $190,000 is available in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.

Important dates

Nov. 22: Applications open for 10 weeks

Feb. 3 at noon: Applications due

late April: Awards announced

after July 1: Grant-funded activities can begin

early fall 2021: Grant-funded activities should be complete

Application assistance

People interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact Metro staff to help think through your idea and get you ready to submit a strong application. Contact information appears below. You can also attend an optional information session.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aloha Community Library - 17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 6A, Aloha
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gresham Library - 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oak Lodge Library - 16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove
  • Friday, Dec. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
  • Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Midland Library - 805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland

Who can apply?

Community Placemaking grants support community-driven initiatives, and partnerships are key to a competitive proposal. Given that, anyone meeting the following conditions can apply:

  • Community-based organizations with nonprofit status.
  • Community groups or individuals without nonprofit status who partner with a fiscal sponsor, such as a state certified, federally approved 501(c) nonprofit or a public agency. That fiscal sponsor must have a federal employer tax ID number and capacity to contract with Metro. Learn more about a fiscal sponsor’s role in the application handbook beginning on page 6.
  • Public agencies must have community partners involved in the implementation of the project and a plan to involve the broader public.
  • (New) If you are a past recipient of a Community Placemaking grant and your project was exclusively an event (spanning a single or multiple days), you may not reapply the year immediately following your award.

Elements of a strong application

The Community Placemaking program has four objectives, each of which are followed by characteristics that make for a strong application.

Placemaking: People’s connections to each other and to places they care about are strengthened.

  • Addresses a community challenge or opportunity
  • Prompts people to interact with each other
  • Uses art as a tool to bring people together or influence their community
  • Helps people feel a stronger connection to the place(s) where the project happens
  • Strengthens the things that make a place unique or valued

Equity: People of color and members of historically marginalized communities have power and resources to influence their neighborhoods and communities.

  • Directly benefits people of color or members of other historically marginalized communities
  • Led by or actively supported by communities of color or other historically marginalized communities
  • Strengthens cultural and community assets
  • Provides opportunities for expression of culture

Partnerships: People’s efforts are maximized because they work in partnership with each other and with Metro.

  • Involves partnerships that bring different or new groups together
  • Encourages collaboration among community partners
  • Engages the public in the planning for and participating in the project's implementation
  • Enhances regional efforts where Metro is actively engaged

Leadership: People participate in projects and decisions that affect them.

  • Gives opportunities to emerging leaders
  • Builds individual and organizational capacity for civic engagement

This will be Metro’s fourth cycle of Community Placemaking grants. Take a look at the previous grantees to see the range of efforts this program has supported in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 cycles, and get an in-depth look at a number of the projects in the growing Community Placemaking news archive.

Evaluating the applications

A community-based group reviews the applications and makes a funding recommendation to Metro. This group has expertise in social justice, arts and cultural programming, community development and urban planning and are predominately people of color. The group will use your application as the primary basis for their recommendation. Make sure your proposed project is clear, compelling and sufficiently defined so they can understand how well it meets the Community Placemaking program’s objectives (listed above). They will evaluate the applications using the following questions.

  • How impactful do you think this project will be?
  • How strong are the equity and inclusion components of the proposal?
  • How feasible is the project to implement?
  • How well does it meet the objectives of the Community Placemaking program?

We look forward to hearing your creative ideas!