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Portland United Against Hate

Community and City Response to Hate Joint Statement Portland United Against Hate mobilizes to improve reporting and tracking of hateful acts and support communities in need Vigil and public announcement Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:30 to 6:30 pm Da Vinci Middle School, 2508 NE Everett St. Outside on east side of building Wheelchair accessible A community initiated partnership of community organizations of color, neighborhood groups, and the City of Portland are building a rapid response network – Portland United Against Hate – that combines reporting and tracking of hateful acts and provides support and protection our communities need in this […]

NWDA Bike Corral

PBOT Neighborhood Streets Survey

Take PBOT’s Neighborhood Streets Program Community Survey Help us understand where to focus efforts and what to prioritize in the new Neighborhood Streets Program. We want to hear from you! The condition of streets and sidewalks in front of our homes and throughout our neighborhoods affects how we get around. We want to hear about how you use residential side streets, problems you experience as you try to get around in your neighborhood, and your input about your expectations for residential street improvements in the City of Portland. • Take our survey to tell us how the Neighborhood Streets Program […]

Apartments & Bikes?

Tell us about your apartment’s bicycle parking Where do you currently store your bike? Where do you WANT to store your bike? As the City of Portland continues its work to reach 25% bicycle mode split, have you ever wondered where all the bikes will park? We’ve seen the public, blue staple racks along the right-of-way, but what about the office worker – where do they park their bike for the 8+ hours during the work day; or what about people who live in apartment buildings – where do they store their bikes every evening? The Portland Bureau of Transportation […]

Police Bureau Citizen Review Committee

Police Bureau Citizen Review Committee Applications Due: Feb. 8, 5:00 pm The Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) is responsible for the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau. The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is an advisory body to IPR and the Police Bureau. CRC holds appeal hearings of police misconduct investigations; listens to community concerns; periodically serves on the Police Review Board, an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations as to findings and discipline of sworn police members; reviews Police Bureau policies; and advises IPR on complaint handling processes. CRC members are appointed by […]

Noise Review Impact Hammer

by Stan Penkin Noise Review Board Considers Action As the impact hammer pile driver reverberates throughout the North Pearl at Hoyt Street’s Block 20 project, the Noise Review Board (NRB) met on November 9th to discuss a proposal that would reduce the harmful effects of this antiquated method. With some 25 to 30 Pearl residents present to offer testimony and support, the board discussed its proposal to delete the exemption of impact hammer pile driving from the current construction noise ordinance and to provide that the use of this method come before the NRB for variance approval. This revision to […]

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

Get Ready for the 2017 State Legislative Session! Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and Community Forum with Commissioner Amanda Fritz Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00 – 8:45 pm Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St. Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel:  6:00 – 7:35 PM This “Advocacy 101” event will provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming 2017 state legislative session. A panel of elected officials and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level. Moderator: […]

Noise Review Considers Pile Driving

Pile Driving Update: Noise Review Board Considers Action by Stan Penkin As the impact hammer pile driver reverberates throughout the North Pearl at Hoyt Street’s Block 20 project, the Noise Review Board (NRB) met on November 9th to discuss a proposal that would reduce the harmful effects of this antiquated method. With some 25 to 30 Pearl residents present to offer testimony and support, the board discussed its proposal to delete the exemption of impact hammer pile driving from the current construction noise ordinance and to provide that the use of this method come before the NRB for variance approval. This […]

Planning & Sustainability Project Updates

Updates on Current Projects at the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability Recommended City-wide Zoning Map and other Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects: The City of Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan, a long-range 20-year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the city. In August the Planning and Sustainability Commission made recommendations to City Council on the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Projects, including the Composite Zoning Map. The Recommended Draft of the Zoning Map and Zoning Code are available on the BPS website, along with reports for the Early Implementation Projects that brought these changes forward: Mixed […]