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.
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 →
We’re having a celebration of Black History – with a focus on Civil Rights on Sunday Afternoon 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and have invited many people in the community come and join us (singers and speakers from many area churches)… If anyone would like to sing and present a musical selection we’d love to chat with you!
Also, we’re especially interested in curbing the gang activity/violence… if anyone has ideas/thoughts, please send them our way…
Sincerely, Robin Franklin, Pastor, Hughes Memorial UMC…
looking to connect in the community and enhance livability!
111 NE Failing St
Portland OR, 97212-1013