KNA Special Meeting
On February 12, 2015, the Portland City Council adopted Demolition Task Force recommendations in response to community requests for increased notification to abutting residences prior to commencement of residential demolitions and large remodel projects. These changes to Portland City Code Title 24, Building Regulations, that are effective April 20, 2015, will expand notification and delay requirements for residential demolition permits and create a new Major Residential Alteration and Addition (MRAA) permit type with notification and delay requirements. In addition, applicants will be required to submit a Certification Regarding Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint form for these types of projects prior to permit issuance.
Effective Monday, April 20, 2015: All Residential Demolition Permits will require:
Next Saturday, April 25th, from 10 to 1 pm
A bit of rain won’t deter any good Portlander, especially when there is free good coffee and donuts. Plus you get to shovel some dirt and mulch to feel less guilty about that extra donut that you shouldn’t have eaten.
Thanks to East Multnomah Water and Soil Conservation District, North East Coalition of Neighborhoods, King Neighborhood association, King School PTA and Groundworks, the Green King Project is organizing this awesome community event to honor our Mother Earth.
Get to enjoy the fun and the good feeling that comes from changing some ugly neglected areas into beautiful green areas. Don’t miss this opportunity to help out your community, meet your neighbors, do some healthy exercise. Please RSVP if you can. Location is at King School 4906 NE 6th | Portland, OR 97211 Parking is available in the parking lot in NE 7th and Wygant. We will be meeting close to the playground.
Join Green King and get updates of the event at https://www.facebook.com/greenkingprojec or email firstname.lastname@example.org from Green King if you have any questions.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr
Middle School Discussion
Current, future, and prospective King middle school parents and students to discuss the program and its future. Tuesday, April 21st. Meeting begins at 5:30 in the school library.
A message from parent, Tanisha Jones:
It was so nice to reconnect with many of you these last few days through our brief conversations around the topic of “What’s going on in King’s middle school”. Like my husband and I, there are a lot of perceptions, questions, and concerns around what to expect and the offerings of our current middle school. Some of us have students already in middle school, some on their way, and others soon approaching.
Whether you’ve been out of the loop of school activities, like my husband and I, and/or perhaps you are involved but don’t feel equipped with transparency of information to make a well informed decision about whether or not to keep your student at King for middle school, or know of what ideas/suggestions can be made towards enhancing the middle school program, your perspective of questions, concerns, and ideas are needed at the table during the Tuesday, April 21st PTA meeting, 5:30pm, in the King School library!!
- Lack of notice of appeal rights. No standard requirement exists that the City notify affected community members when they have a right to appeal a particular decision or to provide sufficient information to help community members know how to appeal a decision.
- Appeal fees are prohibitively expensive. No standard requirement exists that appeal fees be set at a reasonable amount. The filing fee for some appeals is over $1,300.
- Requiring the City to notify people when they have a right to appeal and that notice must be timely and adequate.
- Instituting a nominal filing fee for administrative appeals to the Code Hearings Office, and offering a waiver of the filing fee for community members who cannot afford the nominal filing fee.
- DATE: Wed. April 22, 2015
- TIME: 3 p.m. (“time certain”)
- PLACE: Portland City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Ave. in downtown Portland