Tuesday, July 31, 2001

SUMMARY NOTES: Guidelines Review, Empowerment & Assessment Team, GREAT

City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement

Members present:
Nancy Chapin, Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations
Leonard Gard, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
Patricia Gardner, Pearl District Neighborhood Association
Raymond Hites, Lents Neighborhood Association
Brian Hoop, ONI, City of Portland
Joleen Jensen-Classen, ONI, City of Portland
David Lane, ONI, City of Portland
Moshe Lenske, Woodstock Neighborhood Association
Stanley Lewis, Downtown Community Association
Jerry Powell, Goose Hollow Foothills League
Mark Sieber, Neighbors West/Northwest
Ruth Spetter, City Attorney's Office, City of Portland
William Warren, Central Northeast Neighbors

Members Absent:
Cathy Crawford - excused University Park Neighborhood Association
Rey Espana Latino Network
Lanita Duke Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Karen Lehman, PSU Student Intern, ONI Office

Decisions by this group are subject to change at future meetings.
Opportunities for public input at the end of meeting and future workshops.

I. Minutes Correction of July 10

II. Discussion of requirements for public meeting notices for these meetings.

III. Discussion on Guidelines Review Committee (GREAT) relationship to the proposed Re-examine and Re-connect effort

IV. Review of Chapter 3.96 of Portland City Code.

Agreed upon language for purpose statement:

This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of neighborhood associations, district coalition boards, and alternative delivery structures, and the responsibilities and benefits accruing thereto. This chapter also sets out the basis for City acknowledgement of neighborhood business associations and communitites beyond boundaries and the responsibilities accruing therto. This chapter also creates the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and sets out its functions, duties and responsibilitiesNothing in this Chapter shall limit the right of any person or group to participate directly in the decision making process of the City Council or of any City agency.

V. ACTION: Everyone should read full Code 3.96 language. At the next meeting we will be looking at definitions, therefore names of entities at the beginning of the guidelines can be adjusted as we go along.

The information contained in this document is preliminary and informal in nature and does not necessarily reflect the views or adopted policies of the City of Portland or the final outcomes of this project; the reader should exercise caution in its interpretation.