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Meeting to Address Additional Regulation of Liquor Licensees

PUBLIC MEETING:
Proposed Changes to City Code Time Place and Manner Regulations of Alcohol Licensed Establishments (PCC 14B.120)

What: Community members are invited to a public meeting to learn about the proposed changes to local regulations of liquor licensed establishments, ask questions and submit testimony or comments. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the contact above.

When: June 28th, 2011 at 6pm

Where: Portland Building, Room C
1120 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204

Why:
The City of Portland will be proposing changes to the city code that allows local regulation of liquor licensed establishments and is seeking comments from community members. Enacted as an avenue for neighbors and local enforcement agencies to address problem establishments, the Time Place and Manner code has been effective in addressing many livability and public safety issues that arise out of the sale of alcohol. The goal is to work with the licensee to address the issues before they become egregious. However, there are several areas that the City’s authority is insufficient to address problems. The proposed changes will expand the authority slightly to allow:

• Drug activity, prostitution, overcrowding, and serious incidents involving death or the risk of death to be considered nuisance activities for the purpose of this code.
• A violation and abatement process if three nuisance incidents occur in 60 days (rather than 30 days currently allowed).
• A violation and abatement process in the event that a serious incident occurs at an establishment.

The proposed changes have been reviewed and supported by the Time Place and Manner Oversight Committee, which includes community and industry representation. Time Place and Manner is a reasonable process to a responsive licensee and has been effective in mitigating harm. These changes will help to better serve the communities of Portland, and ensure that licensed establishments do not act irresponsibly or negligently at the cost of the community. It will also allow the City of Portland to take intervening steps with a premise earlier and avoid more serious problems from occurring. This is the only avenue to address problems at licensed establishments at the local level. All other regulatory authority is held by the state Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The proposed changes are viewable online at www.portlandonline.com/oni. A second meeting will be held in July as well. If you would like to hear more, or would like to comment on the proposed changes please attend the public meeting or contact Theresa Marchetti.

Theresa Marchetti
Liquor Licensing Specialist – ONI
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110
Portland OR 97204
503-823-3092
theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.govTo view applications currently in process go to http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?&c=48007

Mobile Gallery at Last Thursday

From Art on Alberta:

Join Art on Alberta in welcoming its mobile art gallery, a 1960’s teardrop trailer dubbed Red Rover, during June’s Last Thursday event on Northeast Alberta Street. Each month the trailer will present works from local artists. This month’s featured artist, Lauren Grube, will showcase photographs and a nature installation in the unique space on public display through July.

Looking through the gallery windows at her installation, Ms. Grube hopes you will examine your ongoing interaction with nature, yet momentarily within the confines of a metal trailer. The gallery may be seen on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at 2715 Northeast Alberta Street in front of Binks Bar. Thereafter, the exhibit may be seen through July 26 on Northeast 19th Avenue between Going and Wygant Streets.

Art on Alberta plans to bring the trailer to educational locations around the Alberta Arts District and the broader Portland
arts community. We are happy to have Red Rover used as an installation space, a gallery, a tool for art education, and a vehicle to bring art to the community in an unconventional way. Please visit www.artonalberta.org or contact us at info@artonalberta.org to learn more about Art on Alberta and discover how you can engage with the organization. For information about exhibiting in the Red Rover gallery, contact: Alice Orleman and Susannah Kelly at exhibitions@artonalberta.org.

FoLT Seeks Volunteers

From Friends of Last Thursday:

Friends of Last Thursday (FoLT) is seeking more Friends!

In our effort to lift much of the responsibility for Last Thursday from city shoulders, we need friendly volunteers to help manage the event.

FoLT has several Ambassador positions available now. Ambassadors are the face of LT. They will promote awareness and outreach to artists and visitors during the event and provide a buffer between participants and outside city and county agencies. Roaming the streets in colorful hats and vests, Ambassadors play a vibrant role in ensuring a fun & safe LT.
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