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National Night Out Registration Closes July 23rd

Official date of National Night Out: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th.

What Do Community and Safety Mean to You?

Communities come together for many reasons—to heal, to call for change, to join a neighborhood clean-up, to eat popsicles. This year, Portlanders have the opportunity to come together and define what public safety means for them. Communities in other cities have followed this path, as identified in this article from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. When neighbors get to know each other, they create more connected and safer communities.

When is National Night Out?

  • Official date of National Night Out: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th.
  • Registration closes July 23rd, 2019. Apply here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/64974

Learn more at Portland's National Night Out webpage: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/55345

Portland Housing Bureau June 2019 Public Meetings

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) meeting is cancelled - Also details for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) and the Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Upcoming Public Meetings

June 2019


 

June 4: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Portland Housing Bond Progress & Metro Housing Bond; (2) Residential Infill Project - Displacement Risk Analysis

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC 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/PHAC. Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

June 5: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

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.


 

CANCELED: The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) will NOT be meeting in June.

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.


 

June 18: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

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.


 

June 27: Rental Services Commission Rules & Bylaws Committee

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) Rules & Bylaws Committee meetings are open to the public, however we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. 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.


 

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any city program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or other protected class status. Adhering to Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II civil rights laws, the City of Portland ensures meaningful access to city programs, services, and activities by reasonably providing: translation and interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services. To request these services, 503-823-2375, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.

 

National Night Out 2019 registration is open!

Register your party between April 22nd & July 23rd

National Night Out 2019 registration is open! National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It’s a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and resiliency and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. As we near the official National Night Out date, keep some key dates marked on your calendars!

Official National Night Out this year is
Tuesday August 6th, 2019

Celebrations in the City of Portland can take place throughout the week of
August 2nd - 11th

Register your party between
April 22nd & July 23rd

Check out the pre-registration check-list online at:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/nno
For more information and to register in the City of Portland go to:
portlandoregon.gov/civic/nno.
or call: 503.823.4064

Festival Nacional Nocturno (National Night Out) se ha estado celebrando en todo el norte de Estados Unidos el primer martes de agosto desde 1983. Es un día en que las personas celebran fiestas para fortalecer la cohesión de la comunidad y la resistencia, y conocer a sus vecinos y sus funcionarios locales de seguridad pública.

La Noche Nacional Oficial este año es el
martes 6 de agosto de 2019
Las celebraciones en la Ciudad de Portland pueden tener lugar durante toda la semana del
2 al 11 de agosto
Registre su fiesta entre el
22 de Abril al 23 de julio
Para obtener más información y para registrarse en la Ciudad de Portland, vaya a:
portlandoregon.gov/civic/nno
503.823.4064

East Portland Action Plan Committees & Representatives

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) ‘Committees & Representatives’ demonstrate the work being done by the community through the EPAP. Everyone is welcome to be involved at Committee meetings

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) ‘Committees & Representatives’ demonstrate the work being done by the community through the EPAP. Everyone is welcome to be involved at Committee meetings. Healthy food from local businesses is provided. If you need a child care, disability, cultural, language, or other accommodation to fully participate in an EPAP meeting, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.4035

New members and proposals for new Representatives and Committees are always welcome! You must have attended at least two general East Portland Action Plan meetings, signed a Participation Agreement, and request time on the general meeting agenda to be approved as a Representative or to establish a Committee.

You can find the Action Plan at: http://eastportlandactionplan.org/  or by contacting 503.823.4035 or lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. To verify meetings, go to: http://eastportlandactionplan.org/calendar.

  

Name:

East Portland Action   Plan (EPAP) general meeting

Purpose:

To coordinate advocacy for implementation of the Action Plan.

Regular   meeting:

4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at David   Douglas District Office Board Room, 1500 SE 130th (at SE Market   & 130th).

Membership:

Open   to all – Participation Agreement membership offered after 2 meetings

Co-Chairs:

Arlene   Kimura and Mustafah Finney

Contact:

lore wintergreen = lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov   or 503.823.4035

Attendance:

60

 

Name:

EPAP Chairs

Purpose:

To   plan for and organize the EPAP.

Regular   meeting:

1st   Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE   117th Ave., Portland 97220 (between   Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the watertower). Exception is that the July 4th meeting will   be held on July 6th at 1:30 PM.

Membership:

EPAP   Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs:

Arlene   Kimura and Mustafah Finney

Contact(s):

Arlene   = arlene.kimura@gmail.com,

Mustafah   = mfinney@newavenues.org   or 971.207.7574

lore   = 503.823.4035 or lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov

Name:

EPAP Civic Engagement   Subcommittee

Purpose:

To   organize cultural + language specific civic engagement workshops, share   curriculum, advocate for ongoing funding, and advise on East Portland   cultural + language specific issues and projects.

Regular   meeting:

3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office,   1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland 97220 (between Halsey + Glisan at the   foot of the watertower).

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Rotating

Contact:  

lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov   or 503.823.4035

Attendance:

12

  

 

Name:

EPAP Communications Committee

Purpose:

To provide communication   support (materials and web page development, and translation/interpretation)   to the EPAP.

Regular   meeting:

3rd   Wednesdays of every month at 6:00 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office,   1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland 97220   (between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the watertower).

 

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Contact:

lore   wintergreen: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov   or 503.823.4035

Attendance:  

2

  

 


 

Name:

EPAP Economic   Development (EcDev) Subcommittee

Purpose:

To   develop a strong business environment which strengthens existing businesses,   promotes new businesses, and expands family wage jobs in East Portland.

Meeting:

1st   Mondays, 5:00 PM at East Portland Action Plan office,   1017 NE 117th, Portland 97220 (between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the   watertower).

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Co-Chair:

Kate Coenen 

Contact:

kate@historicparkrose.com or   lore: 503.823.4035, lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov  

Attendance:

10

 

 


 
 

Name:

EPAP Grants Review   Committee

Purpose:

To   provide EPAP granting opportunities with direction, review, and selection.

Regular   meeting:

As   needed

Membership:

Appointed   by the EPAP after signing EPAP Participation Agreement (2 or more general   meetings and signed form). Members cannot seek EPAP grant funds).

Co-Chairs:

Jo   Ann Hardesty and Roger Anthony

Contact:

joannhardesty@gmail.com and rda23@aol.com, or 503.823.4035, lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov  

Attendance:

7

 

 


 
 

Name:

EPAP Housing   Subcommittee

Purpose:

To   find common ground in supporting a range of housing types in East Portland as   a means to strengthen livable communities; encourage healthy, complete, and   stable neighborhoods; and promote family wage jobs.

Regular   meeting:

2nd   Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE 117th   Ave., Portland 97220   (between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the watertower).

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Co-Chairs:

John   Mulvey and Frieda Christopher

Contact:

John   = john.s.mulvey@gmail.com and Frieda   = friedajc@comcast.net or lore =   503.823.4035

Attendance:  

13

 

Name:

EPAP Operations   Committee

Purpose:

To function as an   EPAP decision making body in time-sensitive situations and to develop and   execute EPAP strategy.

Regular   meeting:

Meet   at least four (4) times a year to reinforce purpose integration.

Membership:

Both   General EPAP Co-Chairs; a Participant Agreement (PA) representative (2 or   more general meetings and signed form) from each Committee and Subcommittee; 2   ad hoc EPAP PA members; and EPAP staff Advocate

Co-Chairs:

Arlene   Kimura and Mustafah Finney

Contact:

lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov   or 503.823.4035

Attendance:

10

 

 

Name:

EPAP Representative   Support Group

Purpose:

To   connect and share our strategies for being a good advocate.  

Regular   meeting:

As   need is expressed

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Katie Larsell

Contact:

katielarsell@gmail.com or lore:   503.823.4035

 Name:

EPAP Structures   Committee

Purpose:

To   plan and organize the function & process of the EPAP.

Regular   meeting:

As   needed at East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland 97220 (between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of   the watertower)

Membership:

Open   to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or   more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Bob   Earnest

Contact:

bdearnest@gmail.com or 503.252.0373

Attendance:

5

     

  

 

Name:

EPAP Technical   Advisory Committee

Purpose:

To   work collaboratively with municipalities to implement Action items and to   coordinate website reports of agency progress on specific Action items.

Regular   meeting:

2nd Tuesday every quarter next meeting October 10, 2017 2:30 – 4:00 PM at   the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorn, Conference Room 635 (6th   floor)

Membership:

Open   for inclusion by agency specified representative. Requires one EPAP   Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and   signed form)

Co-Chairs:

Leslie   Lum and lore wintergreen

Contact:

Leslie   = leslie.lum@portlandoregon.gov    or 503.823.7896

lore   = lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov   or 503.823.4035

Attendance:

20

  

 

For Parks issues, EPAP refers to the long standing:

 

Name:

East   Portland Parks Coalition

Purpose:

To support active parks in East Portland.

Regular   meeting:

1st Thursdays of the month, 7:00 –   9:00 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE 117th   Ave., Portland 97220 (between Halsey + Glisan at   the foot of the watertower).

Membership:

Open

Chair:

Linda Robinson

Contact:

lrobinsPDX@comcast.net

Attendance:

10

  

For Transportation and Land Use issues, EPAP refers to the long standing:

 

Name:

East   Portland Land Use and Transportation Committee

Purpose:

Responsible for all types of assistance to   East Portland Neighborhood Office Neighborhood Associations with regard to   land use and transportation issues, information, support, and advice.

Regular   meeting:

2nd Wednesdays of the month, 6:30   – 8:30 PM at the East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE 117th   Ave., Portland 97220 (between Halsey + Glisan at   the foot of the watertower).  

Membership:

Public is welcome as non-voting members.   Voting members are authorized representatives of individual neighborhood   associations.

Chair:

Linda Bauer

Contact:

lbauerpvna@aol.com   or 503.761.2941

Attendance:  

12

 

  

         
  Issue

Representative(s)

Affordable   Housing Bond Stakeholders Advisory Group (City of Portland)

 

Frieda   Christopher = (friedajc@comcast.net)

Anti-Displacement   PDX

Nick   Sauvie =  nick@ROSECDC.org or

503-788-8052   x16

Arts   Tax Oversight Committee (City of Portland)

Michael   Cummings = cummingsm@pdx.edu or 971.998.8812

Bicycle   Advisory Committee (City of Portland)

Jim   Chasse = jmchasse@q.com

Campaign   for Oregon Seniors and People with Disabilities

 

Bobbi   Yambasu = bobbiy4967@gmail.com or 503.233.1341

Citywide   Budget Committee (City of Portland)

Frieda   Christopher = (friedajc@comcast.net)

Community   Benefits Agreements + Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity (MAWE)

Lori   Boisen = Lori Boisen lorileeb22@gmail.com   and

Nick   Sauvie =  nick@ROSECDC.org or

503-788-8052   x16

 

Division   Transit and Development Project (TriMet)

 

Teresa   Keishi Soto = teresakeishisoto@gmail.com

Emergency   Preparedness

 

Jeremy   O’Leary = jeremy@cityrepair.org  

Gateway   Education/Economic Development Center

Karen   Gray = graykar@parkrose.k12.or.us  

Kate   Coenen = kate@historicparkrose.com

 

         
  Issue

Representative(s)

Gateway   Green

 

Linda Robinson = lrobinsPDX@comcast.net

Getting   There Together

Arlene   Kimura = Arlene.kimura@gmail.com

National   Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

 

Jo   Ann Hardesty = joannhardesty@gmail.com  

Natural   Hazard Mitigation Program

(City   of Portland)

 

Jeremy   O’Leary = jeremy@cityrepair.org 

Office   of Neighborhood Involvement (City of Portland)

 

Adriana Govea = arilarraga@gmail.com   and

Zinah Mudafar =

zinahsameer@yahoo.com

 

Parks  

Jenny Glass = jenny@rosewoodinitiative.org   or 503.756.8681 and

Linda Robinson = lrobinsPDX@comcast.net

Parks   Budget Advisory Committee (City of Portland)

 

Natalie   Rush = gatesparksepdx@gmail.com  

Planning   & Sustainability Commission

Katie Larsell = katielarsell@gmail.com

Portland   United Against Hate (City of Portland)

Mustafah   Finney = 971.207.7574 or

mfinney@newavenues.org

 

Scott   and Scouters Mountain Trail Committee (METRO)

Linda Bauer = 503.761.2941 or lbauerpvna@aol.com

Trails

Arlene   Kimura = Arlene.kimura@gmail.com

Transit

Teresa   Keishi Soto = teresakeishisoto@gmail.com  

East   Portland Land Use and Transportation

Linda Bauer = 503.761.2941 or lbauerpvna@aol.com

Transportation   Budget Advisory Committee (City of Portland)

Arlene   Kimura = Arlene.kimura@gmail.com

 

EAST PORTLAND ACTION PLAN

1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland, OR 97220

503.823.4035 or lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov

http://eastportlandactionplan.org/