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Archive for Month: September 2016

Community Rewards for NWNW

          YOU CAN HELP NEIGHBORS WEST-NORTHWEST EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works: Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Neighbors West-Northwest at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89844. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping NWNW earn a […]

Cleaner Air Oregon Forum

Cleaner Air Oregon Regional Forum, Portland We want to hear from you! Wednesday October 5th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Cleaner Air Oregon is a new program to reform air toxics regulations for industrial sources. We invite the people of Oregon to think about the things that matter to all of us – human health, environmental quality and the economic vitality of our communities – and to help define new rules that protect these priorities and create a safer, healthier Oregon for generations to come. For more information, please visit CleanerAir.Oregon

Transportation System Plan

TSP Stage 2 Recommended Draft now available here The Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) received over 400 public testimonies on the previous draft of the Stage 2 TSP Update and made key changes in the Recommended Draft now before City Council.The City of Portland is updating the Transportation System Plan (TSP): the long-range plan guiding transportation investments in the City. The TSP is part of the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package. Some elements of the Stage 2 Recommended Draft include: Revised Street Design Classifications to incorporate Corridors and Greenways designated as part of the Comp Plan Urban Design Framework Updated Performance Measures to […]

LWV Local Ballot Measures Debate

Three Local Ballot Measures: Weighing the Pros and Cons Monday, October 10 6:30 – 9:00 pm Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard This Local Ballot Measure Forum is free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures. We will examine how these measures will affect Portland and Multnomah County. We will also hear what advocates on both sides are saying about them.  The debates will address the following measures. Measure 26-179, City of Portland Affordable Housing Bond In Favor: Jessica Larson, Director, Welcome Home Coalition Against: Eric […]

Portland Building Reconstruction Project

You are invited to attend the Portland Building Reconstruction project open houses.  This is an opportunity for you to learn about this important project and provide input on the design of the building’s public spaces. Team members will be on hand to share information about the background, schedule and scope of this project, and answer questions. Open House Dates Wednesday, September 28 4:00 – 7:00 pm Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2nd floor, room C Wednesday, October 5 3:00 – 6:00 pm Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue Both open houses are free, open to the public, and […]

URM Retrofitting Forums

Portland Hosts Public Forums on Proposal for Retrofitting Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Vulnerable During an Earthquake On Thursday (9/22), Portland is hosting the second of two public forums to discuss a draft proposal to require the seismic retrofit of the city’s 1,700 public and privately-owned unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. The forum is being held at the Portland Development Commission (222 NW 5th Ave) from 6 to 8 p.m. URM buildings are typically structures built before the 1960s using brick with little to no steel reinforcement in the walls that are highly vulnerable to collapse even during a moderate earthquake. Public Forum […]

Flanders Greenway

Flanders Crossing Moving Forward In case you missed it, last Friday the Oregon Transportation Commission awarded $2.9 million to the Flanders Crossing project, after the many letters and outpouring of support from the neighborhood associations, local businesses, and residents made it clear that this project was highly valued by the community. Thank you all so much for taking the time to provide testimony in support of the two Flanders Greenway projects (I-405 bridge and Naito crosswalk) that were vying for ConnectOregon funding. Your letters extolling the benefits of providing safe, healthy, and active connections for employees, customers, and residents was instrumental in […]