BNA Board Statement on Cannabis Dispensary at 207 N. Bridgeton Rd.
Just as the neighborhood is divided over the pending sale of 207 N. Bridgeton Road to La Mota, a cannabis retailer, so is the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. Some are in favor, some are neutral, and some are opposed. The Board has therefore agreed to refrain from taking an absolute stance on the topic.
There are, however, certain points that many of us agree on:
1. Many are disappointed, angry even, that current regulations allow no place for public comment or guidance over this issue. We support, encourage, and will be engaging in a campaign of objections to this state of affairs directed at the City Council and other elected officials.
While many believe that a cannabis retailer is far from the best use of this property, the board recognizes that La Mota has the legal right to purchase it, and, upon regulatory approval, operate a retail facility at the site.
All of our neighbors have the right to express themselves on this or any other other topic, including the board. The board actively encourages civil dialog on the topic, including helping to arrange conversations with regulators, elected officials and with the owners of La Mota. In addition, we have added a public comment form on Livebridgeton.com to collect appropriate feedback on this issue and will submit comments to the city council and related city departments.
We've added a public comment section on the site.
BNA respectfully offers this online public forum to comment on neighborhood issues. We want this to be a useful tool so please be respectful, clear and concise. All comments are reviewed before posting. We will not post overtly antagonistic or hate speech in any form.
Bridgeton Neighborhood Association General Meeting
took place on April 17, 2018 at the Portland Yacht Club
It was a well attend meeting with over 50 neighbors hearing presentations about:
• 40-Mile Loop board members are helping to connect the trail from 33rd to Bridgeton Road!
• MCDD & Levy Ready Columbia are actively monitoring and managing our beloved levy system.
• Portland Clean Air helping to rally comments on the new permit requested by ORCCO to INCREASE their production and alerted us to diesel truck particulates issue.
• Marijuana Code Compliance staff from ONI updated us on rules and regs for the new marijuana retail outlet likely going into the Channel's Edge location.
Complete meeting notes can be found under News & Events/Meeting Minutes
Cannabis Dispensary Meeting Postponed
Yesterday the BNA board received verbal notice from La Mota LLC that the company would not open a dispensary at the location formerly occupied by Channel’s Edge. Today we received email confirmation that ONI also heard this verbal notice. At this time, though, no steps have been taken by La Mota to officially withdraw the application..
Because of this development, BNA leaders have decided to cancel the emergency meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, March 6 at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The next BNA general meeting is scheduled for April 17, (details to be announced shortly). We will add a discussion item with adequate time to update neighbors of any further information we receive.
Bridgeton Neighbor Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Columbia Room at the N. Harbor Marriott,1231 N. Anchor Way.
Please consider nominating someone - or yourself - to the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board of directors. We'll vote on a slate of directors at this meeting.
Representatives from the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be there to speak about the Enhanced Transportation Safety Plan as well as answer specific questions about traffic impacts throughout the neighborhood. Other speakers expected include representatives from the Multnomah County Drainage District, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, Portland Parks and TriMet.
The new apartment buildings going up at the west end of Bridgeton will also by discussed by representatives of the developers.
Get to know your neighbors, learn about neighborhood safety, help us work on issues important to you and your neighbors.
See you there!
Bridgeton Neighborhood Picnic
Saturday, July 29 4pm - 8pm
Roth Estates Park, NE 4th & NE Suttle
Live Music by Memphis Shorty & His Big Band
Hot Dogs & Hamburgers provided.
Bring a side to share and a chair.
HOSTED BY BNA & ROTH ESTATES
Levee Repair on Bridgeton Road
On May 30, MCDD will begin working with contractors to repair damage to the levees caused by recent high water on the Columbia River. The work will be focused in two areas.
On the North side of Bridgeton road across from NE 1st Pl.
At this location work is expected to begin approximately May 30, and last for 7-10 working days.
Air Quality Call to Action
The BNA board is recommending that an expansion permit request by American Petroleum Environmental Service, Inc. (APES) be denied.
Bridgeton neighbors can add their voice through the Metro public comment process which is open until May 19th.
More details and a draft of the BNA letter to Metro recommending denial of the expansion permit.
Spring Clean Up | Saturday, May 20 | 9;00 - 3:00
Get the details here.
Volunteer to help keep Bridgeton beautiful.
Paving on OR99E in NE Portland
The Oregon Department of Transportation has some upcoming paving work off Oregon 99E (Pacific Highway East/NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) in Northeast Portland.
The project locations are:
Work is expected to begin May 8.
Katelyn Jackson (Hilsenbeck)
ODOT Region 1
Spring Clean up 2017!
Update from MCDD on Bridgeton Road Parking Limitation
Just another follow up on this issue. As I’m sure you are aware, we are still restricting parking in the same areas along Bridgeton Rd. near an area of erosion on the levee. We had some geotechnical engineers evaluate the erosion last week and are working with the Corps to develop next steps.
Current river forecasts predict the River to rise above 16’ (minor flood stage) again later this week. We still believe that restricting parking in that area to reduce risk and increase access is the most prudent course of action at this time. We understand that this is an inconvenience and we appreciate your patience.
Community Affairs Manager
The Spring Clean-Up is coming soon, SATURDAY MAY 20TH!
Please click on the New & Events tab to volunteer!
Holiday Get Together at The Channel's Edge
Hosted by the BNA Board
Tuesday, November 29th | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet and vote for your neighborhood association board members and spread a little holiday cheer at the Channel's Edge.
Help elect the board and keep Bridgeton a thriving and unique neighborhood. The BNA is a community organization working on the issues and needs of our neighborhood: the environment, land use, safety and community.
Board Members Up for Election
If you would like to join the board let us know. Just reply to this email.
Write-ins and floor nominations will be welcomed at the meeting.
Add Your Voice – Get Involved
Being a board member doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. Contribute your energies on projects that match your skills and interests and help make the decisions that make Portland's smallest neighborhood the city's best kept secretThe board is finalizing the agenda and we'll send more detail soon.
Bridgeton Triangle Planting Party | Saturday, October 15
Bring your your favorite gardening tool, shovel, spade, gloves and your green thumb and make Bridgeton more beautiful than it already is.
Meet at the Channels Edge for pre-party at 10:00.
Here's the plan.
Bridgeton & Roth Estates Neighborhood Picnic | Saturday, August 13
HOT DOG! It's the Bridgeton & Roth Estates Neighborhood Picnic.
Saturday, August 13 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Get a free hot dog & get to know your neighbors.
Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.
Live music by Memphis Shorty & His Big Band.
Door prizes (outdoor prizes anyway) for Grown Ups. Games for Kids.
Update on New Apartment Development in West Bridgeton
Tuesday, June 21 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm Residence Inn | Mt. Hood Room North Harbour Drive, Portland
Andy Labunsky and Dillon Stelling will present information about the apartment developments at the west end of the Bridgeton Neighborhood.
The developers of the three new apartments scheduled for construction this summer will meet with us talk about design, construction schedules, staging, access and any other thoughts, issues or concerns we as neighbors may have.
This will be an opportunity to review building schemes and discuss construction schedules.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and be part of smart growth in our neighborhood. Join in to welcome good development and new neighbors.
3rd Annual Bridgeton Neighborhood Street Sale
Saturday, July 9
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Set up a table. Sell your stuff to your neighbors. The Channel's Edge will be open for food, beverages & gifts.
Bridgeton Neighborhood Spring Clean Up
Saturday, May 14
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
It's that time again. Spring is the air and so is the Annual Neighborhood Clean Up. Pitch in and help clean up to keep our beautiful neighborhood.
Please use this opportunity to help clean up our neighborhood. Work parties will clean the triangle & the Bridgeton Slough at Gantenbein Ave and Marine Drive and along Bridgeton Road and Marine Drive.
BNA General Meeting | Tuesday, March 15 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Portland Yacht Club
Plan on attending the next Bridgeton Neighborhood Association meeting at the Yacht Club.
A note from Karen Kane - BNA Co-Chair
The Bridgeton neighborhood is again seeing a rash of vehicle break-ins. Last spring at a general neighborhood meeting, we were visited by an officer from the City of Portland Crime Prevention Program who gave us tips about how to prevent vehicle and other theft from our property. Read more...
BNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 19 | 6:30 - 8:00
Leslie Sawyer's House
Note: This isn't a general meeting... it's a board meeting. We're planning a general meeting for February. If you're not a board member but would like to meet with the board use the contact form to let us know. Thanks.
Board Meeting Agenda
We'll set our course for the next year's worth of work. At our October board meeting and November general meeting, we discussed the projects we wanted to address; please bring any new projects, and plan on signing up for some.
Here are the minutes from the November General Meeting
Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thursday, November 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Portland Yacht Club
A Message on the Oregon Solutions Project from Karen Kane | BNA Co-Chair
For the last year and a half, I have been serving on an Oregon Solutions team of regional leaders which has been working to address the accreditation and certification of the Peninsula Drainage Districts 1 and 2 levees along the Columbia River.
Since that time, the team has completed visual and geotechnical surveys of the levees, (Bridgeton Road, by the way, is in pretty good shape!) and has formed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining how the team will work together in the future. Much work has been completed, a significant amount of information has been gleaned, and the future has been laid out.
On Friday, July 17, I signed the Declaration on behalf of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board of directors.
Levee Improvement Program
The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association is a program partner for the Oregon Solution Levee Improvement Program. Get an overview of the program here.