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Archive for Month: February 2016

Welcome to Biketown!

Drop in at any five open houses to learn about Portland’s new bike share program and tell us your favorite station locations. Open house details All open houses are drop in, two hours, and cover the entire service area. Tuesday March 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hosford School, 2303 SE 28th Pl. Thursday March 17, 12-2 p.m., Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Wednesday March 30, 5-7 p.m., Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Tuesday April 5, 6-8 p.m., Metropolitan Learning Center, 2033 NW Glisan Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart Church, 2910 N Williams BIKETOWN launches July 2016 To submit feedback […]

Parks Replacement Bond

Now seeking feedback for North Park Blocks! Portland Parks & Recreation announces three Open Houses for Parks Replacement Bond projects currently under design.  All are welcome to come learn more about these projects that will improve parks near you! Couch Park Playground, Plaza, &  Loo: Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Legacy Good Samaritan, Auditorium, Building 2, 1040 NW 22nd  Come see the final draft design for this project!  Presentation at 6:15 pm. North Park Blocks Playground Replacement: Monday, February 29, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, We Work – Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave (enter on NW […]

PBEM – Tell us how you prepare!

Tell us how you prepare! (Win a $150 emergency kit! WOW!) Preparedness survey to guide projects designed to reduce risk from natural hazards There’s work we can do now, together, to reduce our risks from natural hazards like floods, earthquakes, landslides, storms and wildfires. We can’t do it all and we can’t do it all at once.  With your help, though, the City of Portland can prioritize projects that limit the impact of natural hazards on the systems and services that we need the most. The City has released a simple preparedness survey to get a better understanding of how […]

Parks & Rec – Budget Forums & Hearing

PP&R, in collaboration with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Bureau’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has submitted the Bureau’s Requested Budget to Mayor Hales. Our BAC includes the Parks Board, representatives from the neighborhood coalitions and representatives from the African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Hacienda CDC).  The BAC also includes our labor representatives (DCTU Contract, Laborers Local 483 Recreation Contract, COPPEA Contract). As you may know, Mayor Hales asked all bureaus to submit 5% reduction packages from the General Fund. He is using this year’s budget process to […]