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No meeting of the Portland Utility Board on July 10.

The meeting has been rescheduled for July 19 at 2pm at 111 SW Columbia Street, 8th Floor Conference Room.

There will be no meeting of the Portland Utility Board on July 10. The meeting has been rescheduled for July 19 at 2pm at 111 SW Columbia Street, 8th Floor Conference Room.

Posted by the Portland Utility Board. Staff contact is Melissa Merrell Melissa.merrell@portlandoregon.gov

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/

2019 Metro Central NW Portland Community Enhancement Grants

Want to make a difference in your Northwest Portland neighborhood? Apply now for a Metro Central community enhancement grant.

Now accepting applications for 2019 Metro Central Community Enhancement Grants

 

Do you have ideas about how to enhance your community?


Metro has nearly $240,000 available in community enhancement grants for Northwest Portland neighborhoods to build vibrant communities, protect clean air and water, maintain healthy ecosystems and improve regional equity.
 
The grants are awarded annually through Metro’s Community Enhancement Program. They are funded by a $1 surcharge on each ton of waste at the Metro Central Transfer Station, located off of Highway 30 in Northwest Portland. The grants benefit the neighborhoods of Forest Park, Cathedral Park and Linnton; the Northwest District Association and the Northwest Industrial Area; and an area directly adjacent to the St. Johns Bridge.

Applications are due by midnight Friday, Sept. 15, 2018.

Grants up to $50,000 have been awarded. They typically cover one year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019). Grants requesting up to two years to complete will also be considered.

 

What types of projects get funded? 

Successful proposals strongly meet one or more of the following program goals:

 

  • Benefit youth, seniors, low income persons or underserved populations
  • Improve the appearance or environmental quality of the community
  • Reduce the amount or toxicity of waste
  • Increase reuse and recycling opportunities
  • Rehabilitate or upgrade real or personal property owned or operated by a nonprofit organization 
  • Preserve or enhance wildlife, riparian zones, wetlands, forest lands and marine areas, and/or improve the public awareness and the opportunities to enjoy them.
  • Improve or increase recreational areas and programs
  • Improve safety

 

See here for a list of grantees from the 2018 grant cycle.

 

Who may apply?

Individuals, community groups, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status. Projects must occur within the target area (see map). Use this interactive map to see if your project falls within the target area boundary.
 

 

More information

For more details on eligibility criteria, download the 2018 grant application handbook, at the bottom of the Metro Central Enhancement Grant web page under "Related documents":
Applications due at midnight Friday Sept. 15, 2018
Metro only accepts applications via the online system ZoomGrants™. Follow this link to get your account started and begin your application.
Translation and interpretive services are available upon request at no cost to you.
 

 

Optional info session

Questions? Join us for an information session 
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave., room 370 A & B
.

Or, contact Rob Nathan at 503-797-1691 or Rob.Nathan@oregonmetro.gov.
 

 

Metro Central Enhancement Committee

Each year committee members help solicit and review grant applications, and fund a slate of neighborhood improvement projects that benefit Northwest Portland. Neighborhood Association representatives must live within the boundary of their respective neighborhood, with the exception of the committee’s business and environmental representatives. Contact your neighborhood association representatives if you are interested in representing your community on the Metro Central Enhancement Committee

Metro's 2018 Regional Transportation Plan seeks public comment

Share your thoughts through Aug. 13 on the blueprint for the next 25 years of investment in greater Portland’s transportation system.

Ready for your comments: draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan

Share your thoughts through Aug. 13 on the blueprint for the next 25 years of investment in greater Portland’s transportation system

We all use our system of throughways, roads, bridges, sidewalks, bikeways, and transit and freight routes. So, we should all get a say in how we create a transportation system that is safe, healthy, reliable and affordable. Regional leaders want to know your thoughts on the policies, supporting strategies and project lists in the draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan. 

With 500,000 more people – more than half from growing families – and 350,000 more jobs in greater Portland by 2040, we’ll see more economic activity and more people and goods traveling on the region’s transportation system than today. This means more traffic and congestion, busy buses, and more people walking and biking. 

The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan will establish priorities for state, federal and regional funding and help set the stage for the new and expanded options for people and products to get where they need to go. Projects are submitted by city, county, regional and state partners and evaluated for what they will do for the people and businesses of greater Portland.

Do the investments in the project lists match your transportation priorities? What other ideas do you have on how to continue improving the region’s transportation system?

Comment now through Aug. 13

Find out more about the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan at oregonmetro.gov/rtp.