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Archive for Month: December 2015

Join or Lead a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project in 2016!

Learn tree care skills while improving the health & productivity of urban fruit trees. Join a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project and receive valuable training in organic methods of fruit tree care throughout the seasons, while caring for urban fruit trees that provide fruit for the community. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community! Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of […]

Don’t Let the Streets Sparkle this Holiday Season

By Bill Dolan Car prowlers find cars with what appear to be valuables, break windows and steal whatever they can carry. Items that seem to have little value to you such as your gym bag with the sweaty socks are a perfect example of items most often stolen. What might be inside the gym bag is what actually entices thieves to break our car windows. Leave your car’s interior free from any items. Use your glove compartment and trunk because even a stack of nickels and pennies can lead to a very cold drive to auto shop. Please tell your […]

Residential Infill Project Survey

Online survey available until January 12, 2016 to share your thoughts about new residential development.  Portland is growing and new homes are springing up throughout the city. So the City of Portland is taking a fresh look at the regulations controlling development in single-dwelling neighborhoods to ensure that new “infill” housing meets the needs of current and future residents. The Residential Infill Project will propose new and updated rules to address the scale and design of new houses and home additions, as well as determine where new houses on narrow lots would be allowed. The project will also explore alternative […]

Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grants

Up to $10,000 available for community projects! The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) is accepting pre-applications for Stewardship Grants. The deadline to submit pre-applications is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016. CWSP provides stewardship grants of up to $10,000 each for projects that help Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities, while improving watershed health. Projects that can be funded include: *Neighborhood safety, health and livability *Youth leadership & skills development *Community gardens and green spaces *Art and education *Cleanup and restoration *Stormwater Management Interested? CWSP has scheduled three grant-writing workshops to answer your questions and help you […]

Vacation Checklist

By City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program Burglars target homes that appear unoccupied to reduce the likelihood of being caught and having to confront people in the home. Creating an appearance of occupancy while you are out is one of the best strategies to employ for burglary prevention. Setting lights, televisions and radios on timers; holding mail and newspapers; and having your relatives, friends and neighbors help you out during your vacation are some steps you can take to maintain that lived-in look Review our vacation checklist before taking your next trip.

Portland=Bike City USA

Portlanders set a record for bike commuting in 2014, with 7.2 percent of commuters choosing to bike to work, according to new figures published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. An estimated 23,347 Portlanders commuted to work by bike in 2014, an increase of 27 percent, or 5,010 commuters from the year before. “Two of the greatest threats we face are climate disruption and rising health care costs,” said Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Bicycles are potent weapons against both threats, because when you’re riding a bike, you’re getting healthier and you’re not emitting greenhouse […]

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

Get Ready for the 2016 and 2017 State Legislative Sessions! Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:00 PM to 8: 00 PM Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland Legislative Advocacy 101 will provide community members with tips on how to be effective advocates for their community or neighborhood during the upcoming 2016 and 2017 state legislative sessions and the 114th Congress. A panel of elected officials, congressional staff, and community advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state and federal levels. Panelists ·         Oregon […]

ONI Budget Process

Please help guide the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) program and budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2016-17. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) is starting our annual process to develop a budget for FY 2016-17 (July 1 2016 through June 30, 2017). Please view the full invitation online. Anybody interested in participating is invited to attend. ONI Budget Kickoff: Monday December 14th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Portland Building, 2nd Floor Room B, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97201 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Archer at 503-823-2294  1.    All are invited to participate While our ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) will be […]