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October Waterside News - October 2021
BNA Waterside News September 2021
Clink here for the latest news, July 16, 2021: https://mailchi.mp/32aabe44561d/waterside-news-may-11208899
All the news for Bridgeton Neighborhood Association will be shared at the Spring General Meeting on May 11, 2021
Lil' Starts Urban Farm & Plant Nursery, Upcoming Spring General Meeting on Zoom, BNA summer event plans and last chance to take the BNA Streetscape survey.
Birdwatching in Bridgeton, Shelter to Housing Continuum Project, SAVE THE DATE for the BNA Spring General Meeting, May 11 and more neighborhood news:
Have your say and give your opinion on the BNA Streetscape Survey. Find out about the new Interstate Bridge Citizen’s Advisory Group and find out about Tri Met's plan to reroute the #11 bus service, plus more neighbor news: https://mailchi.mp/c3aa7deb71db/waterside-news-may-11181383
There are 20 positions available, and they are looking for specific perspectives that I believe you all have the unique relationships to whom you can spread the word.
Join an Advisory Body!
Joining an advisory body is a way for Portlanders to lend their expertise and personal or professional experience to the City of Portland. As an advisory body member, you will work closely with community members and City of Portland liaisons to impact policies and programs.
Development Review Advisory Committee – Closes Feb. 26
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) advocates for and supports the consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations that affect development proposals, from office towers to kitchen remodels. The committee is actively seeking individuals who have experience with or share the perspectives of seven distinct stakeholder groups relevant to the committee’s work, such as Neighborhood Coalition Land Use Committees and Low-Income Housing Developers. Apply here.
Noise Review Board – Closes March 15
The Noise Review Board works to improve neighborhood livability by striking a balance between sound-generating activities related to construction, special events, and other issues, and the desire for livable communities. The Noise Review Board has an opening for an acoustics professional beginning April 1. Apply here
Lower SE Advisory Committee – Closes March 5
The City of Portland, through the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Portland Bureau of Transportation, is seeking interested persons to serve in one of twenty positions, each for an 18-month Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan project, on the Project Advisory Committee. Persons of color and/or with disabilities and experience within the Lower SE area (Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, Mt Scott-Arleta, Woodstock) are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5th.Apply here.
Transportation Parking Advisory Committee – Closes March 7
The mission of the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) specific to the Central Eastside Industrial District. TPAC serves as a forum for action, program planning, and monitoring of parking and transportation regulations as the district evolves, bringing more balance and focus to multiple modes of transportation within the district.If you have a connection to the Central Eastside Industrial District and care about off-street parking usage, please apply here.
Rethink Portland Police Accountability – March 15
Are you passionate about police reform and accountability? Are you innovative, collaborative and equity-focused? Do you want to have an impact on future policy and practice related to police reform? Does the idea of building something from scratch excite you? Please help us shape the soon-to-be-formed police oversight committee. Last November, an overwhelming 82% of Portland voters supported proposed changes to the City of Portland’s Charter. This is your opportunity to help the City of Portland create rethink police accountability. Apply here.
Parks Levy Oversight Committee – March 11
Portland Parks & Recreation seeks community members for their The Parks Levy Oversight Committee, the levy was passed by voters in November 2020. The Parks Levy Oversight Committee will meet quarterly to review the progress and annual proposed expenditures. This 5-year operating levy will provide crucial funding for the City of Portland’s park and recreation system, including: opening public pools and community centers, centering equity in the delivery of its programs and services, ensuring that cost is no longer a barrier for parks users. You will be provided training and onboarding. Learn more and apply here!
More info? Contact: Ashley Tjaden, Advisory Bodies Management Analyst | Administration
Office of Community & Civic Life
A new start to the same New Year! January brings news of vaccinations but no end in sight to the pandemic.
This Bridgeton Neighborhood Association e-newsletter is a monthly "news" report of the Board of Directors meetings. coupled with neighbor reflections.
Natural resources like streams, wetlands, plants, trees, and flood areas help move water off private property, store water during flood events, hold hillsides in place, cool the air and provide habitat for wildlife. Protecting these natural resources protects houses, businesses and roads by reducing the risk of flooding and landslides. On some properties, natural resource protections could limit or restrict where new houses or structures may be built.
To find out more about how the City is updating these rules and to see if your property is affected, visit About the Ezones Map Correction Project | Portland.gov. City staff will brief the Planning and Sustainability Commission about the project on Jan. 26, 2021. You can watch the briefing on YouTube and learn more about the PSC briefing (learn more:
Events | Portland.gov). To talk directly with staff, email us at email@example.com or call 503-823-4225. Interpretation is available.
Mindy Brooks, City Planner
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City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
BNA Committees Open House • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 • 6:30 pm
Next Tuesday, the regularly scheduled Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board meeting will be replaced with an open house ZOOM Meeting devoted to break-out discussions about the current and future opportunities for all of the BNA committees. Please join us for active committee discussion (and some we wish were active).
If you have ideas for improvements to the neighborhood, or want to hear about the work we have been doing, please join us for these conversations.
6:30 Begin Meeting
Session I - 6:40 - 7:00
Session II - 7:10 - 7:30
Session III - 7:40 - 8:00
8:00 - 8:30 Wrap up conversation
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Meeting ID: 887 773 577
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Neighborhood Litter Cleanup on Oct 24, 2020 was a HUGE success with 14 volunteers!
The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association is fundraising to support clean up programs like Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) who work with our homeless neighbors and community volunteers..They helped clean the area along Marine Drive & MLK Jr. Blvd. along with BNA volunteers, filling three dumpsters that day! Terrance Moses, NHN Director, is planning to keep Bridgeton neighborhood on their circuit with regular monthly clean ups.
The BNA asks all our neighbors to contribute to these professional style clean-up efforts! Please donate here. A separate fund has been designated to support these ongoing efforts.
Please note BNA Clean Ups on your contributions. THANK YOU!
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There will be a general meeting online via ZOOM at 6:30 pm October 20 for the purpose of elections. Meeting details will be forthcoming.
There will be two questions to vote upon.
1. Election of a 2021 board for the neighborhood association. As of this writing, 9/29/20, there are twelve volunteers to serve on the board. Because the BNA bylaws allow for 15 seats on the board, these candidates are presented as a single slate for your approval.
The currently listed candidates are:
If you would like to volunteer to join the board, and help keep Bridgeton a great place to live, please contact BNAneighbors@gmail.com
2. Revisions to the BNA Bylaws
The Bridgeton Bylaws (Linked HERE) require an annual review by the board to ensure that they are up to date. The most recent update was in 2015.
The 2020 Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board recommends the following updates, resulting in the amended 2020 Bridgeton Bylaws (Linked HERE)
Move ARTICLE XI GOVERNANCE to become Article IV and renumber all subsequent articles and references to articles. Reason: Governance sets the standards for the other functions of the BNA, so should be defined before those other articles. Further, this article defines the Portland City organizations and documents that oversee the system of neighborhood associations that are referenced in later articles.
“Roberts Rules of Order shall be followed in all areas not covered by the bylaws.”
With the following:
“Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern formal votes on issues and elections, and may be invoked as needed by any member to govern discussions.”
Reason: Robert’s Rules of Order are occasionally useful for small organizations, especially when issues become thorny, but under normal circumstances they are an unnecessary complication and are routinely ignored. Any member who feels that they are being run over by the majority should be able to demand a systematic approach to discussion that will allow them equal opportunity to be heard. The original text is ambiguous and simultaneously limiting.
With the following:
“Membership is open to any person above the age of 18 who is a resident, property owner, or holder of a business license located within the BRIDGETON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION neighborhood boundaries.”
Reason: Just as City, State and National jurisdictions limit voting to adult residents, we assert the same arguments for limiting participation to those with adult judgment.
Reason: Clarity. The section specifies 15, but does not specify 15 of what.
With the following:
“All meetings are open to the public. Only Board members are eligible to vote. All BNA members can participate in discussions. The meeting chair will maintain order.”
Reason: Clarity. The board’s purpose is to understand and respond to input from the community, and to represent the community through responsible civic action.
Reason: The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement no longer exists under that name, but the guiding principles are still found in the ONI Standards.
With the following:
“The Board may establish committees. Committees will make recommendations to the BNA Board and shall not act on their own accord, without Board approval.”
Reason: Clarity. A positive description of a committee’s purpose is at least as important as a description of its restrictions.
Portland District & Multnomah County Drainage District-Portland Metro Levee System Feasibility Study
Here it is... Portland District & Multnomah County Drainage District-Portland Metro Levee System Feasibility Study
The BNA doesn't know anything more than what is in this video.
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Jon Peterson, originally from Seattle, attended the University of Oregon, not only for his undergrad degree but also for his Masters in Architecture. He later settled in Bridgeton and is our historian.
Jon can recall what happened when the trees were cut on the levee, and all kinds of things that we newcomers can't possibly imagine.
An architect by trade, he also spent many years teaching and publishing. He is mentioned in Who's Who in the West, 15th through 18th Editions, and in Who's Who in America, 39th and 40th Editions.
He was a consultant for the John's Landing Renewal Project and among his commissions were a Passive Solar Office, a Tennis Shelter, and the Jacobsen Houseboat.
Jon is a very welcome addition to the board. He's got stories and thoughts that will fill many a pleasant hour in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Associations, activists and policymakers from all over the city are discussing the homelessness situation and trying to form a coalition to affect city policy. BNA Chair, Tom Hickey, feels strongly that the neighborhood associations, in alliance, can form a strong community to promote change, and that it is our duty to direct this strength towards building a more just and equitable world. Security and sanitation for those suffering from homelessness will pay dividends to the rest of us in the form of a more stable community. You can watch the recorded video at 6-16-20 Homelessness Zoom Meeting
The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association, in cooperation with other concerned NAs, invites all Portland Neighborhood Associations and other interested parties to a virtual meeting to discuss our role in taking action to fight the homelessness crisis plaguing our city.
A number of North Portland NAs have endorsed the North Portland Joint Statement on Homelessness, which at its core, recommends that NAs throughout the city should support negotiated locations for organized camps where the unsheltered can find sanitation and security, along the model of the three recently opened camps in the city. We are confident that other associations throughout the city have struggled with this question, and no doubt have constructive suggestions to bring to the conversation.
Please join representatives from neighborhood associations across Portland for a conversation on how to move forward.
Portland Neighborhood Associations
Joint Action on Homelessness
Tuesday, June 16, 6 pm-8 pm
Thesis: The Neighborhood Associations throughout Portland must take an active role in addressing the homelessness crisis in the city. Participation in the development of solutions in three-way partnership with homeless advocacy groups and with policymakers allows us to create better outcomes for neighborhoods and for victims of the crisis.
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Tom Hickey, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association, 2020 Chair