Category Archives: Public Safety

August 8 KNA Membership Meeting

7th or 9th?

Auto and bike traffic in King Neighborhood is about to undergo a major change – don’t miss your chance to weigh in on what happens!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is planning a major new Greenway Project right through King.

King Neighborhood Association wants to know which Lloyd-to-Woodlawn bike route that YOU prefer!

Come to KNA’s membership meeting on August 8, 6:30 p.m., at 4815 NE 7th Avenue and make your voice heard!

We’ll be taking a vote on which route to endorse after discussion following a presentation from PBOT’s Nick Falbo.

You can also send your comments and opinion directly to PBOT at: http://openhouse.jla.us.com/lloyd-to-woodlawn-2

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

Perceptions of Public Safety in King Neighborhood

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is partnering with Portland State University (PSU) and neighborhood groups like the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) to develop new strategies for improving police-community relations and reducing crime. Our most recent initiative seeks to provide residents with greater voice in where PPB officers work in their neighborhood and what steps the City takes there to address public safety concerns.

The King neighborhood in Northeast Portland was chosen as the starting point for this work following a recent gang related shooting at King School Park. Officers from North Precinct had already begun outreach to the community and they wanted additional input from the residents on how to best address public safety issues in the area.

                     Download the full document with the findings HERE

King NA letter to the state re: oil train tranports

Governor John Kitzhaber                                        Senator Jeff Merkley

160 State Capitol                                                     121 SW Salmon STreet #1400

Salem, Oregon 97301                                              Portland, Oregon 97204

 

Senator Ron Wyden

911 NE 11th Avenue suite 630

Portland, Oregon 97232

 

July 17, 2014

 

Re: Request for Statewide Moratorium on Oil Train Transport

We are expressing the deep concern of King Neighborhood Association about the threat to life, safety and the environment due to accidents, potential spills and explosions posed by oil trains. We urge the Oregon Governor to recommend against the siting of oil terminals in our state; and urge Congress, the State Legislature, and regulators to adopt laws and regulations to increase the safety of the transportation of crude oil. Continue reading

KNA to meet this Wednesday: Agenda

King Neighborhood Association – General Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:30pm
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR

Agenda

6:30 Introductions, approval of agenda and minutes

6:45 Clean Water Portland Presentation on the proposed fluoridation of the water supply

7:15 Kirstin Walter – Intersection Repair Project @ NE 6th & NE Going

7:25 OLCC Bill Language / 7-11 Good Neighbor Agreement

8:00 Adjourn