N/NE Community Oversight Committee – October 6th

N/NE Community Oversight Committee:
Next Meeting is October 6th

Tuesday, October 6th from 6pm – 7:45pm

Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

The Community Oversight Committee is a community-based group formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau’s work to increase housing opportunity and address issues of displacement in North and Northeast Portland. (Click here for a list of committee members). The committee meets quarterly to hear progress updates on the N/NE initiative. These meetings are open to the public.

This meeting will be an opportunity for more in-depth discussion and public comment on topics of interest from September’s meeting, and to learn about upcoming plans for Interstate funding. You can find Tuesday’s agenda here.

Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public.
Meeting schedules and agendas are posted here.

Volunteer on your hood – Sept 12 & Sep 19

skp_1649Gardening Fun
September 12th & September 19th, from 10 am to 1 pm

The King School PTA and Green King are organizing this community events. Get to enjoy the fun and the good feeling that comes from changing some ugly neglected areas into beautiful green areas. Don’t miss this opportunity to help out your community, meet your neighbors and give something back to our King community. Please RSVP if you can. Location is at King School 4906 NE 6th | Portland, OR 97211 Parking is available in the parking lot in NE 7th and Wygant

Join Green King and get updates of the event at https://www.facebook.com/greenkingproject
Or email diego@kingneighborhood.org from Green King if you have any questions.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr

The events are to help restore the beauty of the King School surroundings and to do maintenance of the School Garden Project.
Gardening, connecting with neighbors and having fun

Volunteer and Win: In both events, each participant gets a chance to win a pair of tickets to Timbers 2 vs Sacramento @ Providence Park

Thanks to our funder East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservartion District

V.O.I.C.E. Project Meeting

From the Urban League of Portland:

Make Your VOICE Heard! Voice Our Importance through Community Engagement!

Our community has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. We have poor health outcomes and our children face unfair discipline in schools that lead to high drop-out rates. What is being done to fix these issues?

Come learn more about how the Urban League of Portland is helping to build a better future for African Americans through the Portland Plan. We want to hear your ideas about how to build a better future for our community. Join us for an evening of sharing and engagement, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Inger at 503-280-2600 ext. 641 or imcdowell@ulpdx.org


Neighborhood/Community City Legislative Agenda Gathering, Jan. 6th,

Neighborhood, business, and other community-based organizations play
an integral part in assuring community and neighborhood livability. I
continue to be committed to working with Portland neighborhoods,
businesses, and community organizations to provide services and
information to assist in empowering residents to identify and support
issues that benefit Portland. One way we can support each others
efforts is to explore joint legislative objectives and work together
in Salem to achieve positive results.

I am inviting you to participate in a meeting, co-sponsored by the
City’s Offices of Neighborhood Involvement and Government Relations,
designed to provide you with information for the upcoming 2009
Legislative Session. The meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2008
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

This agenda has been designed to assure active participation from each
of you and will include interactive polling to identify and prioritize
your issues before we adjourn.


• Welcome/Introductions (Dan Bates, Director, Office of
Government Relations)

• Overview of issues facing the Oregon Legislature (Dan Bates)

• Collaboration with neighborhood, business, and other
community-based organizations
(Mayor-Elect Adams)

• Prioritize City of Portland Legislative Agenda Items
(Facilitated by ONI Staff)

• Discussion: Issues critical to neighborhood & community
organizations (Mayor-Elect Adams/Commissioner Elect Fritz)

• Next Steps (Mayor-Elect Adams)

I want to continue our important legislative work together by
coordinating a follow-up meeting in February with Portland
legislators. I believe having a dialogue with legislators regarding
issues you have prioritized during this meeting will further enhance
our mutual commitment to having a livable community.

Below are links for the City of Portland’s draft 2009 Legislative Agenda
for your reference.

2009 Agenda – Priorities + Initiatives

2009 Agenda – Policies and Issues

This draft legislative agenda was presented to
City Council during a November worksession and is still not completed.
If you are interested in also reviewing a summary of the 2007 City of
Portland Legislative Report summarizing the 2007 Legislative Session,
you can click on here to access the report from this web page.

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities,
the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and
provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call
503-823-4519, TTY 503-823-6868 seven days in advance to request
assistance for any accessibility accommodations and/or language

Please RSVP to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at
http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=49202&. For more
information, contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at

I am looking forward to seeing you at this meeting and thank you for
the hard work you do for Portland!

Best regards,


Do you have something to say?

The King Neighborhood Association will be developing a policy to provide members of the community a way to contribute to our blog. Do you have input you would like to share? . . events to publicize? Do you want to help develop this policy? Post a comment or contact us at info@kingneighborhood.org. As always, we are looking for your submissions to our community calendar which is on the main page at: http://kingneighborhood.org.