King Neighborhood Association – September 2015 meeting!

We have a busy agenda this month. Lots of things are happening in King. Get involved. Know your neighbors. Help to make a better community.  Find volunteer opportunities.Show up at the meeting. We are looking forward to meet you.


King Neighborhood Association

September 9th, 2015

6:30 to 7:45


4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR


6:30 – Welcome & Introductions.

6:35 – Review & approval of agenda and last minutes

6-45 – Reports:

Committee’s Reports

Treasurer’s report

6:55 – Jambalaya donation failure

7:00 – New code of conduct for KNA members

7:05 – Nomination and appointment to fill Chair and vacant positions.

7:10 – Proposal for the creation of a new By-laws Committee

7:15 – New Building proposal by PCRI

7:20 – Traffic hazards in Walnut Park

Sabin Fremont low speed proposal

7:30 – Safety at King school park

7:35 – Woodland King Sewer Repairs

7:40 – Announcements

7:50 Adjournment


Parking available at the parking lot on Wygant, between NE 6th Ave and NE 7th Ave. The meeting is open to the public.



Meting Guidelines:

1- Stay within agreed time

2- Stay on topic

3 – Voice a solution if you voice a concern

4 -Notice and care about the effect your words have on others.

Draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan

PortlandBPS_vert-rgb-480x3991The Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability website. You’re invited to review the draft plan and submit testimony to City Council through the revised Map App, via U.S. Mail or email, or in person at a public hearing.

See the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft

Interactive Map App

The Recommended Draft includes a revised Map App, which allows community members to click on or search for a specific property to view any recommended land use changes. Most of the city will keep the same land use designation (residential, employment, open space, etc.); only 14 percent of the area of the city will be subject to change if City Council adopts the Recommended Draft. Visit the Map App at

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has set up a helpline to answer questions about the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Community members may call 503-823-0195, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and interpretation services are available for those whose first language is not English.

Additionally, District Liaisons will be holding drop-in hours throughout the city this fall to answer questions. I have hours scheduled at the Hollywood Library on September 30, and will be scheduling others, probably including a late afternoon at the NECN office.  Check the Comprehensive Plan calendar for dates, times and locations.

How to Comment

The public is invited to comment on the Recommended Draft directly to City Council via the following methods:


Map App:

U.S. Mail:

Comprehensive Plan Testimony c/o Council Clerk
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 972014

In person:

November 19, 2015, 2 p.m.
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Council Chambers

Public involvement timeline

With the publication of the Recommended Draft and launch of the Map App, City Council’s official record opens. To give Council and the public time to review and understand the recommendations in the draft 2035 Plan, Commissioners will hold their own work sessions with staff on key topics from September through November.

The first public hearing at City Council will be on November 19, with other hearings to be scheduled soon after. Council will then hold additional work sessions to consider amendments to the Recommended Draft. A City Council vote to adopt Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is anticipated in February 2016. Once the Plan has been adopted, it then goes to the State Land Conservation and Development Commission for acknowledgement.

September – December 2015: City Council staff work sessions
November 19, 2015: City Council hearing @ 2 p.m.
November – December 2015: Additional City Council hearings
January 2016: Additional work sessions to consider amendments
February 2016: Anticipated City Council vote to adopt the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Early implementation projects

Several Early Implementation projects for the new Comprehensive Plan are currently underway, including zoning code updates for employment land, campus institutions and mixed use areas. Portlanders will have additional opportunities to weigh in on drafts of these projects as they come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission. See an Early Implementation timeline here:

For more information about the Comprehensive Plan Update, please visit the project website

P.S. We are providing hard copies of the Recommended Draft and Citywide Systems Plan to all District Coalition offices. If you would like your own copy, please send an email

Community Gathering at King School Park, 6 pm, Sept 2nd, to address violence.

From Portland Police:


I trust everyone has heard about the 118th GVRT deployment this past Monday to a shooting that took place at King School Park on the NE Grand Ave side of the park? This was a gang related shooting where a young woman was shot in the hand. The Gang Enforcement Team was called to the scene where they recovered 18 shell casings and discovered a van with a shot out window along with two additional bullet holes in it. Many of the other rounds that were fired travelled into the neighborhood. It is a miracle that no one else was hit.


North Precinct, GET, YSD along with our community partners will be gathering at the park up at the site of the shooting (top of the park next to the park benches) at 6pm on Wednesday, Sept 2nd.


Our goal for this meeting is to pass along factual information about what happened surrounding the shooting and to message to the community that their park is safe and that we want them to continue to use the park and not allow this act of violence to drive families away.


Stephon Hartley who is an intern in the Mayor’s office and I had a follow up discussion after he sent me an email that he received from a concerned citizen regarding the recent shooting. Stephon and I decided that we would call this meeting in an effort to bring together the community and make something positive happen out of something negative. Our intention is to move forward purposeful conversations and dialogue as it pertains to building community engagement and outreach (CEO) with neighbors and park patrons.


  1. GET will present facts about the shooting and discuss where they are at in the process of the investigation and how the community can assist the police.


  1. YSD will make a statement surrounding school safety and reaffirm to the community that their children are safe to attend school.


  1. Officer Zoeller from North Precinct will have an opportunity to discuss how he can assist neighbors with crime issues as their Neighborhood Response Team Officer.


  1. The Parks Bureau will provide a statement and information about city parks.


  1. All additional partners will be given 1-3 minutes to speak about their role in keeping the park, school and community safe.


There will be opportunities to hand out flyers and other safety information if you would like to do that.


The meeting will wrap up after Q and A from the community.


If anyone would like to attend the planning meeting we will be available to meet next Wednesday, Sept 2nd at 4:30pm at North Precinct in the community room to vet through the 6pm meeting agenda. Drop by if you can otherwise we will plan to see you out at the park at 6pm.


Please forward the meeting date and time to anyone you believe could benefit from taking part in this meeting next week.


Take care,




Chris Uehara

Commander, North Precinct

Portland Police Bureau

449 NE Emerson St

Portland, Oregon 97211

  1. 503.823.5757

KNA Emergency Meeting Draft Agenda – 6:00 pm. Tuesday , 9/1/2015

King Neighborhood Association Special Meeting

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:00 – 7:15 pm

4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR

This is primarily for the board, but all are welcome.  We’d love your input about where to focus our efforts!

Proposed Agenda:
6:00 pm        Introductions and Get to Know Each Other 
6:10 pm         Explanation of Purpose of Meeting
6:15 pm         NECN Presentation on Meetings, Bylaws and Boards
 6:30 pm       Code of Conduct Draft
 6:40 pm       Review Current Bylaws, think about changes
 6:55 pm        Brainstorm regarding election for chair and NECN reps
 7:10 pm        Draft Meeting Schedule for review
 7:15 pm         Meeting adjourn
 Next Meeting: TBD

See you there!




Summer in September Jambalaya to benefit MLK Meals on Wheels, September 12th.

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Meals on Wheels People Martin Luther King, Jr. Center will host the 10th annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park. Live musical entertainment will feature Randy Starr & The Players as well as BlowFrogz and Rasheed Jamal. Dignity Memorial has donated two children’s bikes that will be given away in a drawing between 4 and 6 p.m.