A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Meeting Minutes Archive

For your convenience, an archive of previous meeting minutes is now available.

May Meeting – Tuesday, May 19

General Meeting 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)


Agenda TBA


  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • PPB Neighborhood Response Officer: Leo Yee  (10 Min)
  • SE26th and Powell Accident and Powell High Crash Corridor  (20 min)
  • Powell/Division Rapid Transit Corridor Proposal (15 min)
  • Ross Island Bridge Painting project update (15 min)
  • Permit Parking: Why Would We Want It?   How Does It Work?  (15 min)
  • Right 2 Dream Too: Update and Discussion  (20 min)
  • Portland-Milwaukie MAX Orange Line Opening: Events:  A chance to sign up for a preview ride. (10 min)
  • Oil Trains coming through our neighborhood  (5min)
  • Election of board members. (10 min)***
  • Adjourn, Social time


*** = Action Items.

Meetings and Events Planned: Public Welcome at all.

Executive Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 7:30pm at Palios

HAND Board meeting: Tuesday, June 16, 7p @ St Philip Neri.   Land-Use @ 6:30

April Board Meeting – Updated

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room

2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)



Development plans in 2700 block of SE 26th Ave: Loren Waxman

Development plans for 2206 SE Division: Carrie Strickland


Call to Order


PPB Neighborhood Response Officer: Leo Yee (10 Min)

Approval of March 17, 2015 Meeting Notes **

Approval of Treasurers Report **

TriMet: Opportunity for preview ride on PMLR: Coral Egnew or Jennifer Koozer (10 min)

Bureau of Environmental Services: Project on Lower Powell Blvd. (10 min)

Clinton Greenway 30th Anniversary: Kari Schlosshauer (10 min)

Community Vision part II: plans for the triangle at SE Ladd and Division (10 min) **

Review plans for 2516 SE Division **

Zone Change request: SE 15th and Clinton: Matt Brischetto (10 min)

Clean-up (10 min)

May General Meeting (10 min)


** Expected Action Items

Meetings and Events Planned: Public Welcome at all.

HAND Clean-up Day: Saturday, April 25 9a-1p @ Cleveland HS parking lot

Executive Committee: Monday, April 27, 7:30pm @ Palios

HAND Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, May 19th 7pm @ St Philip Neri. Land-Use @ 6:30

Executive Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 7:30pm at Palios

HAND Board meeting: Tuesday, June 16, 7p @ St Philip Neri. Land-Use @ 6:30


HAND Clean Up – Saturday, April 25

Get ready for this year’s HAND neighborhood Cleanup!

Location: We will gather in our usual place at the parking lot of Cleveland High School – SE 26th and SE Franklin

Time: Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

We’ll be collecting bulky waste, metal recycling, cardboard and Styrofoam. As usual, we’ll have a free reuse/swap area.

Donations from folks dropping off their bulky waste and recycling will go toward programs at Hosford Middle school and help fund the HAND neighborhood association.

To volunteer or get more info call Bill Crawford at 503 839-7648 or williamecrawford@gmail.com.

**We cannot accept Hazardous Materials, paint, motor oil, dirt, rocks, fluorescent lights, microwaves or appliances with Freon.

Repair Cafe at SE Tool Library – Friday, March 20

WHAT: Repair Cafe
WHERE: St David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison St
DATE: Friday, March 20, 2015
TIME: 6 – 8:30 pm
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/repair-cafe-at-se-portland-tool-library-tickets-15930898747This is the Southeast Portland Tool Library’s (http://www.septl.org) second Repair Cafe, a festive event where volunteers from all over Portland will be on hand to fix items as well as teach participants how to fix their own items.

Repair Cafes are free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing in different venues around the Portland metro area.

Typical repairs will include:
– small appliances
– electronics
– toys
– garments
– bicycles
– small engines
– knives to sharpen

What to bring?
– Broken items and any replacement parts you think you might need.
– Curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude.

Of course, there is no guarantee you’ll walk out with a workable item. We may not be staffed with the right skills, it may take some time to research and/or find repair parts, or it may just not be feasible to repair your item. But we’ll give it our best shot!

March Meeting

Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room

2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)




  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • PPB Neighborhood Response Officer: Leo Yee
  • Approval of February, 17, 2015 Meeting Notes
  • Approval of Treasurers Report
  • Mixed-Use Centers and Corridors 2035 Plan (pending confirmation)
  • High-Speed Transit Powell-Division Plan (pending confirmation)
  • Ratification of Rapid Response Committee 3/8/2015 Actions:

2035 Comp Plan Letter

SE 19th Ave/Avalon grant application

  • HAND Clean-up:  Bill Crawford
  • May General Meeting
  • Updates:
    • Division Design Initiative
    • Corridors and Centers Parking Study
    • Other
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn/Tidy Room


Next Meetings:

  • Executive Committee:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 7:30 @ Palio’s
  • HAND Board Meeting: Tuesday April 21, 2015

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: March 3, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.



Throughout March, crews will focus on paving areas patched with temporary asphalt

  • Residents next to areas that will be paved will be notified by flier and on-street parking will be restricted.
  • Each area requires preparation before paving and there may be a period of inactivity between these steps.
  • Paving may be postponed due to wet weather and rescheduled on short notice to take advantage of subcontractor availability and dry weather.
  • Additional details regarding each street will be provided as paving is scheduled.  

Beginning March 9th, SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Avenue) and SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) will be closed to all road traffic during construction hours for about a week

  • Paving on Clinton Street includes grinding the middle of the roadway (excluding the parking strip), preparing the surface, and paving over a five day period. During this work, traffic will detour around the work zone.
  • Following paving on Clinton Street, crews will grind the existing roadway on 34th Avenue, prepare the surface, and pave curb to curb over a two day period.
  • In addition to restricting on-street parking, there will be no access to driveways within the work zone during construction hours. Residents living next to active construction should park outside of the work zone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Subcontractor schedule and weather permitting, crews may pave trenches on SE 36th Avenue (Clinton to Division) and 28th Avenue (Woodward to Clinton) immediately after completing work on Clinton Street and 34th Avenue. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues is moving forward

  • Beginning as soon as March 16th, SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will be closed to all road traffic, 24 hours a day, for about four weeks. Sidewalks will remain open.
  • Crews will excavate the existing asphalt and resurface with pervious (or porous) asphalt. Pervious asphalt allows water to go through the street and directly into the ground reducing the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system.
  • Over the course of this work, traffic will be delayed periodically on SE 20th and SE 22nd between SE Division and Clinton streets allow equipment to maneuver safely.

Sewer construction on SE 30th Avenue between Taggart and Clinton begins Thursday, March 5th, and is expected to take about four weeks to complete.

  • Crews will continue to mobilize and conduct preconstruction activities such as saw cutting and staging equipment and materials.
  • There may be a period of inactivity between sewer construction and final trench paving.


Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of March 2

  • SE 35th Avenue (Clinton to Division) – lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) – preparation for main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

Week of March 9

  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) – main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Ave) – street preparation and paving
  • SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) – street preparation and paving


  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.



Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.


Juvenile Justice: Issues and Concerns – League of Women Voters Panel

The League of Women Voters Presents Panel Discussion of Emerging Programs

The public is invited to a discussion by a panel of experts about exciting and promising research and implementation of new programs to improve outcomes for youth in the child welfare and delinquency systems, at 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 10th, in the Board Room, Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Click Here for flyer

“Crossover Youth”: who they are and how child welfare and juvenile justice systems can work together to decrease recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in both systems. Learn about the Crossover Youth Practice Model and implementation of the model in Multnomah County, as well as what’s been learned there, and how it may influence future work. Find out about the Oregon Youth Authority’s new evaluation procedures and explore a recent study regarding children with both dependency and delinquency cases.

Meet the panel:
Deena Corso, MS, LPC is a Senior Manager with Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ), Juvenile Services Division.  Deena has been employed by Multnomah County for 23 years.  She is currently responsible for Pre-adjudication Services, Treatment Services, and Community Interface Services within the Juvenile Services Division.

Margaret J. F. Braun, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Analyst with the Oregon Youth Authority. Margaret joined the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA), the state’s juvenile justice agency, as a senior research analyst in 2013.  She currently serves as an evaluator for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, and has published and contributed to numerous scholarly articles.

Shannon Myrick, Ph.D., is Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Oregon Youth Authority. She advises the agency’s leadership on data-based decision making. She was instrumental in developing OYA’s Youth Reformation System, a culture-changing initiative that uses advanced research to reduce victimization by helping troubled youth lead productive, crime-free lives.

PBOT’s street light switch cuts energy use in half

PBOT’s street light switch cuts energy use in half

By Hannah Schafer, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Portland’s largest ever energy-efficiency project is happening citywide and coming to Hosford-Abernethy.

During the next two years, through 2016, Portland Bureau of Transportation crews are converting 45,000 of the City’s 55,000 street lights to energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly LED (light-emitting diode) lights. The new LED street lights use half the energy of the current high-pressure sodium bulbs and are expected to last four times longer, or up to 20 years. That translates to a $1.5 million annual savings.

You may notice the change as well.  While the old bulbs cast a yellow light, the new LEDs have a cleaner and crisper color, akin to moonlight. The new LEDs provide the same coverage to illuminate city streets as the old fixtures. They also cut down on light pollution by projecting more light downward, and less upward.

Portland is in good company in making the switch. Cities around the country from Seattle to San Francisco are making the technology leap to LEDs, as are our neighbors in Milwaukie, Beaverton and Estacada.

For history buffs, it may be interesting to know that this is just the latest evolution for our city’s street lights. In Portland’s earliest years in the 1850s, our first street lights were powered by fish oil. In 1860, the first gas lights began lining Front Street and by 1872 half of the City’s 189 lights burned gas, the other half kerosene. During the 1950s, the City began installing mercury vapor lights and in 1980, those lights were replaced by high pressure sodium vapor lights. Now we are entering the age of LEDs.

The new LEDs will also keep 10,500 tons of climate-changing carbon pollution out of our atmosphere annually.

The final environmental benefit? The City is recycling the old sodium bulbs.

You can find more information and view a real-time map showing which streetlights have been switched out and which are scheduled for conversion at http://bit.ly/PDXLED. Additionally, you can use the map to provide feedback about the street lights in your neighborhood. Are your current lights too bright or not bright enough? Let PBOT know and they will take that into account during the installation.

November Board Meeting

Board Meeting 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)






  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • Approval of October 21. 2014 Meeting Notes
  • Approval of Treasurers Report
  • PPB Neighborhood Response Team Officer : Leo Yee
  • Announcements
  • Board ratification of action of Exec Committee acting as Rapid Response Committee: to allow up to $200 donation to Friends of Trees for administrative costs of tree planting and scholarship trees. *
  • Demolition/development resolution: Barb Strunk *
  • St Philip Neri Thanksgiving Dinner: Liz Potter *
  • Clinton Triangle/PDC amendment proposal: discussion and vote re HAND response to proposal*
  • Clinton Triangle/Station Area Planning: What types of development do we want to see (discussion)
  • Letter to Multnomah County re disappointing public outreach *
  • Division Design Initiative Update: report re recent decision to issue RFP for professional assistance with Design Guidelines, pursue grant for funding position *
  • CE/SE 20s Bikeway: Discussion and vote re: letter supporting with comments per discussion *
  • Donation to Riseup *
  • Concern re: increased motor vehicle traffic on Clinton. (Public Comment)

Holiday event  (Consensus)



HAND Exec Committee: Tuesday, Nov 25 at 7:30pm @25th and Powell Blvd Burgerville   (Public Welcome)

NO HAND Board Meeting planned for December

HAND Board Meeting: January 20, 2015 at St Philip Neri.