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.
6:30 Welcome & introductions, agenda, announcements, meeting minutes.
6:40 Update from the Portland Police Bureau.
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.