KNA meeting agenda – monthly meeting, Wed. July 13th


Agenda: King Neighborhood Association monthly meeting, Wednesday June 13th, 2016

6:30 – 8:45 pm, at the offices of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, 97211

  1. Intros, agenda, minute meetings from May & June
  1. Update on the Ocobock property (5128 NE Rodney) – at the request of neighbors, KNA filed a demolition delay permit request, in order to give neighbors more time to save this building from demolition. A hearing on that request is scheduled for July 13th, though neighbors are asking for a short postponement.
  1. NA committee composition – who is responsible for what tasks?
  1. Jes Larson, Portland For Everyone – Jes will discuss this fall’s ballot measure to provide a revenue stream for city spending on affordable housing.
  1. Proposed summit/conversation among members of KNA, NECN, ONI to discuss grievance processes and related issues: proposed by co-chair Eileen Kennedy.
  1. Land Use update – Andrew Neerman & Evan Heidtmann

– proposed 6-story building at MLK/Mason (Vic Remmers, developer) in design review, with ground-floor commercial eliminated from the plans.

-residential infill zoning changes – proposals are circulating, public meetings being held by the city to introduce them.

  1. Safety & livability issues update – Eileen Kennedy
  1. Autumn neighborhood clean-up?
  1. “Ocobock Mansion Neighborhood” neighborhood disaster planning – should these nascent plans be brought under the aegis of the King NET (neighborhood emergency team), for to ensure city-standardized trainings and safety procedures?
  1. Update on KNA grievance issues & process.
  1. Discussion re: NA participation – what are challenges to increasing participation, including and especially under traditionally underserved communities? How can KNA be more welcoming? What can we offer to neighbors?
  1. Future conversation topics for consideration.