A key event the LUTC is planning right now is a Public Forum on the Columbia River Crossing with your Elected Officials. While government officials are still being confirmed, please save the date of Monday, March 7th, 7:00 – 9:00pm at Concordia University . This forum will give Neighborhood Associations and other community members a chance to state their perspective on the planning of the CRC project, and hear responses from your representatives. We encourage joining together with your own Neighborhood Association, or even your Association’s Land Use and Transportation Committee to help craft a statement. This event is co-sponsored by the Concordia Neighborhood Association and NECN. If you have questions about the CRC proposal, or how you can participate please email LUTC@NECoalition.org or call the LUTC support staff at 503-823-4223.
Reflecting the dissatisfaction many North and Northeast residents feel with the incomplete urban renewal that has resulted from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area, the NECN Board of Directors has taken the position that the inclusion of the Rose Quarter district in the URA would siphon off remaining funds to projects that would have little benefit to N/NE residents.
“The NECN Board feels strongly that Rose Quarter projects, which are large and discontinuous with the North/Northeast community, will pull resources away from more community-based projects within the ICURA boundaries. For the first ten years of ICURA, the majority of the funding went to two large projects, the Interstate Light Rail project and the New Columbia project. Now that there is additional funding available, it should be spent on neighborhood level projects that benefit existing North and Northeast residents.”
Read the full letter here: NECN Position on ICURA-RoseQuarterJan 2011
At this month’s Safety and Livability Team Meeting, Chief Reese of the Portland Police Bureau gave a presentation about staffing and coverage in the North/Northeast precinct. He and his staff are actively seeking input regarding the way they structure their next budget, and have a survey they would like to have completed by community members by January 27, 2011.
Attached below is a PDF copy of the presentation he and his staff provided us.
The link below will take you to an online version of the survey if you or your neighbors are interested in completing it:
Please feel free to call or email if you have questions or would like more information.
Neighborhood Programs Coordinator
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
With your participation and support, we engaged thousands of neighbors to work together on opportunities to strengthen the inner Northeast Portland community. And, we even had a couple of fun social celebrations!
Serving as a community resource hub, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization, supported community members and neighborhood associations as they weighed in on timely and critical issues including the Portland Plan, Urban Renewal Areas, the Education System, City Code, Cell WiMax Towers, Police Accountability, and more. We helped neighborhood-specific efforts too!
The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is having a party – and you’re invited!
Please join NECN for a Winter Social & Holiday Bazaar
Monday, December 6, 2010
6:00pm to 9:00pm
At Old Town Pizza
Vanport Square, 5201 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
(just north of Alberta)
- Kick-off the holiday season & celebrate active civic engagement in our vibrant N/NE Portland Neighborhoods.
- Arrive early to enjoy FREE pizza on us
- Join the fun and socialize with Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods’ Board of Directors and staff, local leaders & your N/NE Neighbors
- Enjoy music for all ages and tastes by a local DJ
- Buy unique holiday gifts by local artists including King’s Treasures Marketplace – featuring unique art works & fair trade items
- Door Prizes
Hope to see you there!