King Neighborhood Association
General Meeting and Election Minutes
Introductions were made, overview of agenda was given by
party packets, and it was confirmed that King Neighborhood Association will reimburse
the party-thrower for the $30 barricade rental. One just brings their barricade rental
receipt and block party permit to NECN and fill out a check request.
John Canda, Executive Director of NECN (Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods) gave
an overview on what NECN does. He described its role in assisting Neighborhood
Associations with referrals to programs and agencies. What makes NECN different than
other neighborhood coalitions is its outreach programs; including Trimet Rider Advocate
Program and Youth Gangs Program. John also is involved in the Gang Violence Task
Elections were held.
Associationís Positions. Nominations were received, a final call for any nominations was
put forward, and the vote was taken. The results were as followed:
Secretary: Terri Pintarelli
District 1 Rep & Land Use Chair: Erik Emerick
District 3 Rep: Christine Egan
District 4 Rep: Stefani Willis
Public Safety Chair: Jane Lucas
District 5 present at the meeting, so that post remains vacant.
Brian Hoop from ONI (Office of
Neighborhood Involvement) from the City of
made a presentation on what is a role of a Neighborhood Association. The role of a NA
official states: ĎA Group of People organized for the purpose of considering and acting
upon any of a broad range of issues affecting the livability and quality of their
neighborhoodí. The general mission of a NA is to encourage communication and
participation between neighbors in matters affecting livability. A NA is organized to
address and respond to issues of public safety, land use, communications, and
transportation. Brian described many things a Neighborhood Association can organize
including Block Parties, festivals, and many have newsletters or websites. Brian
mentioned that there will be funds available soon to neighborhood associations for
communications or other qualifying events.
Stefani Willis gave an overview of a possible Fall Clean Up. Metro will provide vouchers
for dumpsters, and it will require volunteers to get the word out, and volunteers for the
day of the event. A sign up sheet was designated for those interested in helping out.
Neighbor Agreements, and how these are useful tools for citizens to help the police to an
effective and focused job. He spoke about recent successes of cleaning up certain corners
in King that have chronic drug problems.