Portland City Budget Events

The City of Portland invites you to the following public meetings about the annual budget. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to receive testimony from Portland residents regarding the citywide budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon 97220

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mt. Scott Community Center, Auditorium
5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206

Budget Committee Public Hearing
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm

City Hall, Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204

 

Testimony tickets will be available an hour and a half prior to start time. They will be drawn at random throughout the course of the event. Each speaker will have two minutes to address the council.

Please see these links for details about the budget process and for other ways to make your voice heard:

FY 2017-18 Budget Documents

Get Involved in the City’s Budget Process

Budget Testimony Tips

Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update, April 3rd: Construction Activity Begins Next Week

Environmental Services expects to begin construction next week on a project to repair or replace over 15,000 feet (almost 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 85 years old and in deteriorating condition. The project will also repair or add more than 2,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

 

A project map is available on the webpage atwww.portlandoregon.gov/bes/woki.

 

The city will use a combination of open trench construction and Cured-in-Place-Pipe-lining (CIPP). Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Beginning next week, crews will start replacing small sections of deteriorating sewer pipe to prepare for larger cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP). Over the next few weeks work will include:

  • Spot repairs on N Williams Avenue / NE Cleveland Avenue Alley between NE Highland and NE Holman streets.
  • A spot repair on N Williams Avenue / NE Cleveland Avenue Alley between NE Ainsworth and NE Jarrett streets.
  • A spot repair on N Williams Avenue / NE Cleveland Avenue Alley between NE Jarrett and NE Jessup streets.
  • A spot repair on N Williams Avenue / NE Cleveland Avenue Alley between NE Jessup and NE Killingsworth streets.
  • Service branch connections located adjacent to each spot repair will also be replaced.

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King NA board meeting: next Wednesday, March 8th.

Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting! We’re knee-deep in planning 2017’s events and programs, and we’d love your help! If you have ideas about what you’d like to see the neighborhood association dive into, please let us know! Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at info@kingneighborhood.org. 

KNA Communications Committee: 6pm to 6:25 pm

Our monthly KNA meeting agenda next week:

6:30 pm – Introductions, agenda, previous meeting minutes

6:45 – Appointing a board secretary.

6:50 – Green King project update.

7:00 – Board chair’s report.

7:05 — Planning for upcoming events: Oregon Humanities Conversations, Egg Hunt, Movie in the Park, King Spring clean-up.

7:20 — Land use committee update.

7:25 — King NA communications plan.

7:40 — We adjourn!

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday March 8th, at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, in the King Facility Building attached to King School… or email us to find out how you can participate!

King NA board meeting, Wednesday, February 8th.

Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting! We’re a bit behind on planning for 2017 ~ it snowed on the dates of our last two meetings ~ and we’d love your help organizing our events and programs for the coming year.

Our meeting agenda:

6:30 pm – Introductions, agenda, previous meeting minutes

6:45 – Siobhan O’Kelly, on the Woodlawn-King King Sewer Repair Project

7:00 – Garner Moody, developer, on proposed 8-unit project at NE Garfield & Failing

7:20 – board business begins

  • 10 minutes: chair’s report
  • 10 minutes: finance
  • 10 minutes: Green King
  • 15 minutes: 2017 events – neighborhood clean-up; movie in the park; Oregon Humanities Conversations
  • 10 minutes: land use/transportation committee
  • 5 minutes: other board business.

8:20 – We adjourn.

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday February 8th, at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, in the King Facility Building attached to King School.