The June meeting of the King Neighborhood Association will take place 6:30 tonight at the King Neighborhood Facility, 4815 NE 7th Avenue. Access is via the door facing 7th. The draft minutes from the May meeting are online here.
6:45 Update from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN).
6:50 KNA tasks & projects:
7-11; communications funds
Portland Playhouse & parking;
Soil to Soul’s Backpack campaign;
Movie in the Park;
Summer potluck picnic;
KNA needs a secretary to keep minutes & records.
7:30 KNA by-laws; Neighborhood Association structure.
At last month’s meeting:
KNA supported Portland Flea, a resale market proposed for the King Facility lot. The market has since been denied use of the space due to zoning regulations.
KNA residents on Sumner Street continue to oppose the proposed 7-Eleven on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and are trying to find a way to mitigate traffic impacts.
Woody Broadnax received KNA support for an event at the vacant lot at MLK and Alberta on July 21-22nd. It will be a voter registration drive with food, music, and speakers.
Dr. Maila Davenport introduced a year-long World Tree Project-six sites that would have a world tree and community art element. A letter from KNA is required for Maila’s grant application to Regional Arts and Culture Council. KNA will discuss the idea via email.
KNA is partnering with NECN on a fund raising drive for the Backpack Lunch Program. KNA and the King School PTA would jointly aim to have enough food and enough money to do a big packing day in November.
KNA voted to form the Soil to Soul food security committee, which would address King Neighborhood food-related topics as they arose (i.e.,7-Eleven actions, the Sprite Spark Parks Project at King School).
KNA’s Movie in the Park will be ET: The Extraterrestrial, screened on Saturday June 30. Several people are working on selling advertisements, finding volunteers, and asking for raffle donations.
What do you want neighborhood revitalization to look like?
The King Neighborhood Association
Invites you to a meeting with representatives from 7-Eleven to discuss their proposal to build a store
at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Sumner.
Residents near the location have adamantly opposed construction of a 7-Eleven.
Our meeting will feature community speakers addressing issues of store-related crime, effects on local minority-owned businesses, an increase in traffic on a neighborhood residential street, what it means to have a chain store sited in an area zoned for the creation and promotion of locally-owned business, and the fact that 7-11 profits from addictive and poisonous products, at the expense of community and individual health & wellness.
Join us as neighbors working with neighbors for a healthy community.
Let 7-Eleven know what you think!
Wednesday, April 18th
6:30 – 8 pm
King Elementary School library
4906 NE 6th Avenue
Discussion of parking, traffic and design issues of the next New Seasons store to be built just outside of King in the Eliot neighborhood was a main topic at the last Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods land use and transportation committee meeting. Also discussed: the Urban Food Zoning Code, Portland Plan, and Columbia River Crossing. Read the discussion via the draft February minutes below or on the NECN Website:
This summer, the City of Portland will run a special educational campaign to encourage safe and respectful traveling on North Williams.
While discussions about changes to the roadway continue as part of the North Williams Traffic Safety Project, we have heard loud and clear from the community that how people interact with one another while traveling up North Williams is just as important as engineering, and that conditions on the street feel dangerous today and should be addressed as soon as possible.
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