http://kingneighborhood.org Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:34:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 KNA Special Board Meeting – July 26th http://kingneighborhood.org/kna-special-board-meeting-july-26th/ http://kingneighborhood.org/kna-special-board-meeting-july-26th/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:34:29 +0000 http://kingneighborhood.org/?p=9098 Join us next Wednesday for a special board meeting called to discuss, among other things, KNA finances. NOTE: Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at info@kingneighborhood.org, and we’ll respond to you quickly.

Agenda (“time permitting” items in italics):

  • Intros and check-ins (5-10 min)
  • Appointing a new board chair (5-10 min)
  • Brainstorming or appointing new board members (5-10 min)
  • Reviewing NECN fiscal sponsorship agreement (Christen)
  • Reviewing 17-18 budget (Christen)
  • Reviewing fiscal policies and procedures (Christen)
  • Assigning a parliamentarian

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday July 26th, at St. Andrew Church at 806 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 . . . or email us to find out how you can participate in other ways!

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KNA’s monthly meeting: Wednesday, July 12th, at 6:30 pm. http://kingneighborhood.org/knas-monthly-meeting-wednesday-july-12th-at-630-pm/ http://kingneighborhood.org/knas-monthly-meeting-wednesday-july-12th-at-630-pm/#respond Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:52:41 +0000 http://kingneighborhood.org/?p=9092 Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting!  If you have ideas about what you’d like to see the neighborhood association involved in, please let us know. Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at info@kingneighborhood.org, and we’ll respond to you quickly. 

Our meeting agenda for next week:

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

6:40 – Finances: budget for 2017-18; any requests for expenditures; reviewing fiscal sponsorship agreement with NECN (Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods).

7:10  – August’s Movie in the Park – including fundraising activities.

7:20  – Update on by-laws revisioning process.

7:30 –  Accepting nominations, and considering nominations, for open board positions (two at-large board positions are open; chair position is expected to be open).

7:50 – Communications/recruitment strategy.

8:00 — Chair’s report.

8:15  — We adjourn!

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday July 12th, 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 in other ways!

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KNA board meeting, next Wednesday eve, June 14th http://kingneighborhood.org/kna-board-meeting-next-wednesday-eve-june-14th/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:09:52 +0000 http://kingneighborhood.org/?p=9080 We do our best to post a meeting agenda seven days ahead of the meeting; it’s not always possible – we succeeded today, but the notice won’t show up on our site where it’s supposed to.

You can see it here: http://kingneighborhood.org/knas-monthly-meeting-wednesday-june-14th-at-630-pm/

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KNA’s monthly meeting: Wednesday, June 14th, at 6:30 pm. http://kingneighborhood.org/knas-monthly-meeting-wednesday-june-14th-at-630-pm/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:35:40 +0000 http://kingneighborhood.org/?p=9077 Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting!  If you have ideas about what you’d like to see the neighborhood association involved in, please let us know. Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at info@kingneighborhood.org, and we’ll respond to you quickly. 

Our meeting agenda for next week:

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

6:40 – Backpack Program donations.

6:50 – Talking about bigotry and safety in our neighborhood.

7:00  – Honoring Marilyn Mauch, founder of the Northeast Backpack Lunch Program.

7:10 – Update from our by-laws revision working group, with conversation on proposed changes.

7:30 – Land use discussions:

  • Oregon House Bill 2007 (see below)
  • Considering historic districts in the City of Portland
  • update from most recent Land Use committee meeting

7:55— Update on NA events: Oregon Humanities Conversations, Egg Hunt, Movie in the Park, King Spring clean-up, park picnics.

8:15 — Next steps in a communications plan for KNA.

8:20  – KNA finances.

8:30  — We adjourn!

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday June 14th, 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 in other ways!

HB2007: Read more about this proposal (being discussed among legislators at present) here; for the full text, visit here. We invite you to take time to read through this, before Wednesday’s meeting.

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King NA supports continuation of graffiti abatement program http://kingneighborhood.org/king-na-supports-continuation-of-graffiti-abatement-program/ Tue, 23 May 2017 00:28:05 +0000 http://kingneighborhood.org/?p=9073

We recently sent this letter to City Councilmembers:

King Neighborhood Association writes you to express concern that the Graffiti Abatement program might have its funding cut, or reduced. I quote directly from the Pearl District Neighborhood Association’s website (http://www.pearldistrict.org/ever-increasing-graffiti/):

According to a recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. Much of this increase has occurred in the past two to three years.

The cost of damages in Portland due to graffiti is now roughly $1.8 million.

For many years, Portland was nationally acclaimed for its Graffiti Abatement Program, but budgetary restraints no longer allow us that distinction. Graffiti abatement is essential in maintaining Portland’s quality of life and keeping neighborhoods safe and livable. The failure to properly enforce our graffiti laws encourages an influx of taggers from all over the country.

ONI is asking City Council to not only maintain current budget levels, but to expand it so that Portland can better combat this crime (Oregon Statue 164.381-388).

We join ONI in requesting that funding for Graffiti abatement continues at current levels, at a minimum.

Thank you.

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