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KNA June Meeting Tonight, May Minutes Online

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.

Tonight’s Agenda:

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.

February KNA Agenda

King Neighborhood Association General Meeting
King Neighborhood Facility, 4815 NE 7th Avenue
February 8, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:45 pm

KNA General Meeting Agenda

6:30 Welcome and introductions; approval of minutes and agenda; announcements.

6:40 Recent crime on Alberta Street: a discussion with the Portland Police, neighbors, business owners, and Celeste Carey of City of Portland’s Crime Prevention.

7:15 Katy Kanfer: From Soil to Soul: food security and the King Neighborhood.

7:20 Alan Silver: The Portland Playhouse, and its application for a conditional use permit to use the building at 6th & Prescott: an update.

7:30 Scott Cohen: Neighborhood Greenways.

7:40 Brian Weaver: the 2012 King Neighborhood Clean-up.

7:50 Irek Wielgosz: King Neighborhood Land Use/Economic Development study and action. N. Williams development. Developing a land use study team.

8:00 Safety and livability update, and quick thoughts on how we can address youth violence in our neighborhood in upcoming discussions.

8:05 Katy Kanfer: Movie in the Park 2012: is KNA ready to commit to putting this event on, and fundraising for it? Are there ideas for other summer events we’d like to see?

8:10 Katy Asher updates us on the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhood’s work in the larger inner N/NE neighborhoods.

8:20 Jeff Scott: Jackson’s convenience store, alcohol sales, and a good neighbor agreement.

8:25 Tree Inventory Project: an update? A possibility for King this year?

8:30 Alan Silver: a proposal for KNA’s 2012 board elections.

8:32 Neighborhood garage sale: will we organize this again?

8:36 Communications: a KNA brochure! Other ideas for outreach?

8:45 Closing thoughts.

The King Neighborhood Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 in the King Neighborhood Facility at 4815 NE 7th Avenue, unless another location has been designated ahead of time. Our next meeting will be held on March 14, 2012. You can subscribe to our electronic newsletter and check out our community calendar at www.kingneighborhood.org. You can send us an email at info@kingneighborhood.org. Find us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kingneighborhood.

Summary of KNA’s January Meeting

January 12, 2012

Hi all,

Here’s what we decided to do, and not to do, and maybe to do, last night:

KNA voted to appeal any denial of Portland Playhouse’s permit, with the cooperation of the Playhouse and its legal representation.

KNA decided not to oppose a liquor license for Jackson’s mart on MLK. Instead, we will pursue a good neighbor agreement. Jeff has agreed to shepherd this process.

We decided informally to apply for a neighborhood tree inventory project, without committing ourselves to definitely doing it if approved. Alan and Katy will tackle that application.

We’re doing the Movie in the Park application, based on movie suggestions from last night. We’ve got our eye on one movie in particular: The Wiz! Again, we’re not committed to doing the Movie in the Park if approved. However, the Portland Playhouse has offered to help with various aspects of it, we can apply for ‘financial aid,’ and it seems like we can get this done much more inexpensively than last year.

KNA voted to formally request that NECN invite all candidates for mayor and city council to its upcoming candidate forums, regardless of the perceived popularity of the individual candidacies. Alan will write a letter.

We agreed, informally, to go ahead with a neighborhood clean-up this year. Brian of the Playhouse has agreed to take the lead on the paperwork, with an assist from Irek.

We will schedule a food security meeting quite soon! Katy Kanfer and I will figure that out.

We will schedule a land use/economic development (and transportation?) meeting soon – Irek will help us settle on a date for that.

KNA voted to request that NECN invite all candidates for city council and mayor to its upcoming candidate forums, regardless of ‘status’ or publicity their individual campaigns may be receiving. Alan will write a letter to NECN.

Thanks all,

Alan Silver
Chair, King Neighborhood Association

Dragons to Visit King School Park

Bring a blanket or chair and come out for this year’s movie in King School Park, How to Train Your Dragon. The show is this Saturday, August 6th at dusk. There will be pre-movie entertainment with live music by Norman and free popcorn. Last year’s movie night turned a bit chilly so bring some layers or an extra blanket–you never know!

From IMDb.com:

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town’s fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world.

Special thanks to our local sponsors who offset KNA’s contribution to the Movie in the Park program:

• Alberta Main Street
• Albina Community Bank
• Dwell Realty
• Hankins Hardware
• King School PTA
• Old Town Pizza
• Umpqua Bank