Category Archives: Community Involvement

Last day to comment on NE 7th Greenway

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Hi everyone,

First of all, thanks so much for your interest in the potential 7th/9th Neighborhood Greenway project. Your feedback is very helpful to us as we plan our transportation system.

We wanted to let you know about some upcoming opportunities to provide public testimony on various elements of the Transportation System Plan (TSP), which sets the policy foundation for PBOT and helps guide our decisions.

First of all, the TSP Stage 2 Proposed Draft is currently being considered by Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC). The PSC will have an opportunity to amend the Proposed Draft before sending it to City Council. While we encourage you to provide public testimony on all parts of the Proposed Draft, the section that is probably most relevant to the 7th/9th discussion is Section 5: Bicycle Classification Maps. These maps show where we have Local Service Bikeway, City Bikeway, and Major City Bikeway classifications that provide a policy basis for emphasizing bicycle travel compared to other modes of travel. If you want to read the descriptions of these classifications, they can be found in Section 4: Bicycle Classifications and Objectives.

We apologize for the late notice, but the public testimony period for the TSP Stage 2 Proposed Draft ends today, March 22nd, 2016, at 9pm, at the end of the PSC Public Hearing. You can testify in several ways before then:

·        U.S. Mail: Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, TSP Testimony, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland OR 97201 (include full name and mailing address)

·        Email: psc@portlandoregon.gov with subject line “TSP Testimony” (include full name and mailing address)

·        Testify online via the Map App. Bicycle Classifications have been posted to the Map App at www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp. Click on the “comments” form to provide your testimony to the PSC. You can only click on individual street segments to make a comment, but in your comment you can describe the full street section you are commenting on.

·        Testify in person at the PSC public hearing.  You may speak for 2 minutes to the Commission, and your testimony will be added to the public record. The TSP Stage 2 Project Public Hearing is scheduled to be held at: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500, Portland, OR Tuesday, March 22, 2016; 5:00 – 9:00 PM

The second upcoming opportunity to give public testimony is in regards to the TSP Major Projects List, which is currently before City Council as one element of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The Recommended Draft of the TSP Major Projects List contains project #40116, NE 7th/9th Bikeway, with an alignment primarily on NE 9th Ave north of the Lloyd District. In response to public feedback from neighborhood associations and individuals regarding NE 7th Ave, Commissioner Novick has offered an amendment to the TSP Major Projects List that can be found on page 105 of the Council Amendments Report. This amendment would change the project alignment to stay on NE 7th Ave up to Sumner, only then cutting over to NE 9th Ave. If you would like to offer testimony about this proposed amendment (or any other amendments to the TSP or Comp Plan), you can:

·        Testify in person at a City Council public hearing

o   Thursday, April 14th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

o   Wednesday, April 20th, 2:00 to 5:00 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

·        Testify in writing by mail or email directly to members of City Council before April 20th.

o   Contact information can be found here

o   Please copy tsp@portlandoregon.gov on any TSP-related testimony

Thanks again for your interest and engagement in this issue.

Zef Wagner

Associate Planner

Policy, Planning, & Projects Division

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Zef.Wagner@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7164

Cevero Gonzalez

Constituent Services Coordinator

Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800

Portland, OR 97204

503.823.5080 Phone

503.823.7609 Fax

Cevero.Gonzalez@portlandoregon.gov

King School Park – PP&R survey

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The findings of the PP&R survey on the Green King proposal to resurface the broken tennis courts and replace them with new futsal courts are out. There are many possibilities to get involved in the King School Park improvement process. We are looking for neighbors that are passionate runners to help us with the new running track proposal. Get involved. Follow us www.facebook.com/greenkingproject

 

Overview
The purpose of the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey summary is to:
• Understand who uses King School Park
• Understand people’s experience with King School Park
• Ensure that the community-based proposal to the park will provide benefits to all Portlanders and park users
Background

Green King Committee approached Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) with a grant they applied through Fields for All which would provide local youth with safe, healthy and high quality playing surface. PP&R directed Green King Committee to use PP&R’s Park Proposal Process.246 individuals participated in the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey. This is a high response rate for a community park.
In general, 79% of the participants indicated that they were “Strongly Supportive” or “Supportive” of the resurfacing of the existing tennis courts to futsal courts. Reasons for this support includes: futsal courts will be used more often, they will create active and positive spaces, and the use will develop communities.
The diverse ethnicity and age of respondents reflects the work on the park of the Green King Committee to create an inclusive process.

Summary of Findings
246 individuals participated in the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey. This is a high response rate for a community park.
In general, 79% of the participants indicated that they were “Strongly Supportive” or “Supportive” of the resurfacing of the existing tennis courts to futsal courts. Reasons for this support includes: futsal courts will be used more often, they will create active and positive spaces, and the use will develop communities.
The diverse ethnicity and age of respondents reflects the work on the park of the Green King Committee to create an inclusive process.

Read the full report:

http://kingneighborhood.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Summary-of-King-School-Park-Futsal-Survey.pdf

K.N.A. meeting – Wednesday, March 9th 2016 at 6:30 pm

NewlogoKNAKNA meeting on Wednesday March 9th at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at NECN

Time and Location:

6:30 PM – Wednesday, February 10th  (Please come promptly at 6:30 pm)

NECN Headquarters

4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

 

AGENDA

 

Grievance Committee meets at 6:10 pm

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KNA meeting will start promptly at 6:30. Please try to be on time.

6:30 Introductions/ Approve agenda and minutes

6:45 YWCA update

7:00 Bethel Economic Development

7:15 NECN recommendations

7:25 432 NE Jessup property

7:35  Vanport Discussion

8:00  Association Business

Treasurer’s Report

Announcements

Committee & Working groups reports:

By-laws

Communications

Land Use

Safety & Livability

Green King

Spring Clean-Up

Grievances

Community Peace Collaborative Public Forum

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PLEASE NOTE – The next meeting of the CPC PUBLIC FORUM has been RESCHEDULED (from February 26, Friday) to March 2nd, Wednesday.

  • The CPC PUBLIC FORUM will be held at the same time and in the same location  (10 AM-11:30 AM, @ 449 NE Emerson, Portland OR 97211, in the North Portland Community Policing Center Large, Public Conference Room).

 

  • PLEASE JOIN US while we continue to celebrate COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT within Portland’s long standing, recurring PUBLIC FORUM, seeking solutions to criminal violence.

 

  • JOIN US on MARCH 2nd. Bring others. Help us continue to seek solutions that insure safety for our youth, families and community members.

Check out the following web page for additional information regarding the Community Peace Collaborative Public Forum
·        http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/index.cfm?c=49739

Join us on WEDSNESDAY MARCH 2nd !!!

Tom Peavey
Policy Manager
Office of Youth Violence Prevention
449 NE Emerson
Portland OR 97211
Office Phone: (503) 823-4180
FAX (503) 823-3004