Your King Neighborhood Association, July 13

Hello and welcome to YOUR King Neighborhood Association!

Don’t forget our special KNA Board meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at Vanport Square Studio (5229 NE MLK Blvd. Jr., Ste. 102), from 6:30- 8 p.m. We’ll be exploring ways to make the neighborhood association better serve our members and neighbors, so please come and tell us what you’d like! (You can also send your comments to me at margaret@kingneighborhood.org and I’ll see that the rest of the board members see them!

KNA now has a representative to Northeast Coalition of Neighborhood’s Land Use & Transportation Committee! This is yet another way of giving King residents a voice about what happens in our neighborhood.

And speaking of voices, don’t miss the chance to make yourself heard when it comes to environmental and transportation issues affecting King Neighborhood.

The State of Oregon is taking public comment on its new “Cleaner Air Oregon” rules requiring companies to report air toxic emissions. You have until August 6 to submit comments. You can get additional information regarding the rules – and submit your comments about them – at http://cleanerair.oregon.gov .

You can also make your voice heard about Metro’s 2018 regional transportation plan! There are a number of pedestrian crossings and other safety modifications planned for the NE MLK Jr. Blvd Corridor. Tell Metro where and what you want to see done! For additional information, to take a survey and to submit your comments by August 13, go to www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/2018-regional-transportation-plan

Finally, take a look at the tentative plans for the Lloyd-to-Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway for bicycle traffic along either NE 7th or NE 9th avenues. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation is considering building a bicycle commuter trail right through the heart of Irving Park as part of the NE 9th Avenue option. Is that really something we want to do with the limited park space we have here in North/Northeast? You can weigh in on that and PBOT’s other proposals by going to www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/L2W   PBOT’s also holding an open house event on August 1 at Augustana Lutheran Church (2710 NE 14th Avenue) from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Finally, you can make your voice carry even farther by letting us know your opinions on these issues, so that we can add the King Neighborhood Association’s voice to your own!

After all, this is YOUR King Neighborhood Association.

Margaret O’Hartigan, KNA Chair

July 11 KNA Board Meeting & Agenda

KNA Board Meeting July 11, 2018

KNA Board of Directors is holding a regular Board meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the NECN office, 4815 NE 7th Ave., Portland. All are welcome.

UPDATED AGENDA

OLD BUSINESS: Reading/approval of May 31 and 6/13 meeting minutes; fiscal sponsorship renewal submitted to NECN; report on Observer ad; review of letter regarding public roadway encroachment introduced at June board meeting tech support report.

New business: Nick Falco of PBOT on PDX Greenways (7:00 time certain); appointment of Jennifer’s proxy for July NECN board meetingp; NECN board report from Jennifer; appointment of NECN rep to Land Use & Transportation Committee; proposed new Oregon DEQ clean air regulations; Metro transit plan and effect on KNA/Killingsworth; BDS approval June 18 of 5-bdrm home to short-term rental facility.

Announcements: Special KNA board meeting at Vanport Square Studio on evening of July 18, 5229 NE MLK Blvd, Ste. 102 (entrance on west side of bldg.) KNA members, neighbors, residents, general public welcome to attend!

Public comments.

Your King Neighborhood Association

Hello and welcome to YOUR King Neighborhood Association. I’m Margaret O’Hartigan, your chair for the next 2 years.

With the election of an almost wholly new board of directors, there are some changes in store for KNA.

To begin with, we’re now posting on this website all land use notices within King neighborhood boundaries (go to “What We Do” at the top of this page and click on “Land Use Notices”).  These include demolition notices, liquor license applications, Air bnb applications, and more. We’re doing this so you – our neighbors and members — have easy access to the latest developments in King. We welcome hearing your concerns and ideas about these developments – for ‘em or agin ‘em – so please contact me at margaret@kingneighborhood.org

KNA has appointed co-chair Jennifer Jardee-Borquist as KNA’s representative to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhood’s  Board of Directors! This means KNA now has a voice at NECN — for the first time in 3 years! Jennifer last served on the KNA and NECN boards 10 years ago, and we’re pleased to have her back! Having an NECN rep gives King Neighborhood a bigger voice with regards to what happens in north/northeast Portland and in the city in general — and having Jennifer as our representative gives us an experienced voice!

We continue to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 4815 NE 7th in the NECN office – the next meeting is July 11! In addition, we’ve scheduled special board meetings around King neighborhood. Our next special meeting is July 18 at Vanport Square Studio (5229 NE MLK Blvd., Suite #102) from 6:30-8 p.m. We’ll be looking at ways to better serve our residents and members. We’d love to have your input, ideas and yes, criticism.

Would you like the opportunity to meet the candidates currently running for Portland City Council? Let’s see what we can arrange… Concerned about policing issues, safety and other “liveability” issues? Attend our July meetings or send me an e-mail – or do both!

This is YOUR King Neighborhood Association.

KNA Board Meeting June 13, 2018

KNA Board of Directors is holding a regular Board meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the NECN office, 4815 NE 7th Ave., Portland.

OLD BUSINESS: NECN rep, Land Use page up-dates, Observer ad, amended budget, fiscal sponsorship agreement; financial report from Treasurer, GreenKing report.

New business: Vanport Sq. Studio refund(?), neighbor concerns about tent camping in alleyway, Mallory Meadow; Rep to NECN’s Land Use & Transportation Committee.

Visioning: Community outreach strategies, whither KNA?

Announcements, public comments.

All are welcome.