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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.

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission – Meeting on Nov 18

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
November 18, 2014
4:00 — 7:00 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500A
Portland, OR 97201

Please note that this meeting starts at 4 p.m. and is a work session; no oral testimony will be taken.

4:00 PM
Call to Order
Order of Business
Items of Interest from Commissioners
Director’s Report
4:10 PM Consent Agenda
Consideration of Minutes from 10/28/14 and 11/04/14 PSC meetings
4:15 PM
Comprehensive Plan
Work Session
7:00 PM Adjourn

For background information, call 503-823-7700, or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no
fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the City’s TTY at 503-
823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission agenda is available electronically. Please email
psc@portlandoregon.gov if you would like your agenda emailed to you or if you want to be removed from the
distribution list.

Playback Dates for new episodes on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting.

Note: Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at
additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30
2nd and 4th Friday at 3 p.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays at 7:00 a.m.
Tuesdays (week following the meeting) at 7:30 p.m.

Invitation to Participate in ONI’s Budget Development for Fiscal Year 2015-16 (FY16)

Invitation to Participate in ONI’s Budget Development for Fiscal Year 2015-16 (FY16)

Plus budget orientation online, ongoing funding equity and DCL program expansion dialogue, how to get involved


Next meeting:

Monday, November 17th


Portland Building, 2nd floor Room C

1120 SW 5th Ave


From:    Amalia Alarcón de Morris, Bureau Director


It is budgeting time again!  The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) is starting our annual community process to review our programs and to develop our budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16.  In addition to our budget deliberations we are into our fifth month of discussion about developing a funding equity strategy for our civic engagement programs.


We would like to take this opportunity to:

1.   Extend an invitation to our staff, community partners and the general public to participate in this very important process. Please attend our next budget meeting on Monday, November 17th, 5:30pm, Portland Building, 2nd floor Room C, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97201.

2.   Invite you to join our funding equity strategy discussion with the goal of developing a shared values statement by the end of January that will help inform agreement on how to split any new funds for ONI’s CNIC civic engagement programs that brings existing partner organizations and programs closer to parity with each other as part of the FY 2015-16 budget cycle.

3.   Extend an invitation to anybody that may be interested to view our budget orientation presentation online. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of our budgeting process and what it means to participate.

4.   Provide information about how to get involved.

5.   Provide an overview of current budget opportunities;

6.   Outline the expectations of budget work group members;

7.   Provide an overview of the budget meetings and timeline; and

8.   Language Interpretation and other Special Needs or Accommodations


1.   All are invited to participate

While our ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) will be at the core of this budgeting effort, we are looking to expand participation to include as many diverse stakeholders as possible to help inform our decisions. Please consider this memo an invitation to join ONI’s FY16 Budget Advisory Committee, and please forward it to any others you believe may be interested. This is an important opportunity to serve your community and we need and welcome your involvement. Please contact Amy Archer to be added to the member list (amy.archer@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2294).


2.   Equity Funding Strategy and DCL program expansion

This is a project the ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) embarked upon this summer to address two parallel but closely interrelated bureau policy initiatives regarding equity funding allocations for our civic engagement programs and future expansion of our Diversity and Civic Leadership program. More info at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/65550

The goals of this project are:


Equitable funding allocation formula:

  • Short-term –Develop shared values that will help inform agreement on how to split any new funds for ONI’s CNIC civic engagement programs that brings existing partner organizations and programs closer to parity with each other as part of the FY 2015-16 budget cycle. This topic will be a priority to be completed by the end of January.
  • Long-term – Develop a methodology and set of criteria for determining an equitable fund allocation formula for ONI’s CNIC civic engagement programs and partners bringing existing partner organizations and programs to parity with each other in future years.

Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) program expansion:

  • Develop a short-term strategy that brings existing DCL partner organizations closer to parity with other ONI funded grantees.
  • Develop a long-term strategy for achieving parity, funding equity, and expansion of the DCL program.
  • Develop a recommendation that incorporates the DCL program structure into ONI’s City Code Chapter 3.96 as a core component of the City’s civic engagement strategy.


3.   Note that a general budget orientation is available online

Whether you know you want to participate or are not sure and want to learn more, this orientation is intended to give a general overview of budgeting at the City and what it means to participate in ONI’s process.


4.   How to get involved:

The first full budget kickoff meeting is on Monday November 17th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Portland Building Room C (2nd Floor, 1120 SW 5th Ave). The agenda will focus on providing an update the mayor’s budget directives and initial development of draft values for the funding equity discussion.


All ONI BAC meetings are public meetings and anyone is welcomed to attend.  However, if you want to go a step further and become an official working member of this Budget Advisory Committee please let Amy Archer, ONI Business Operations Supervisor know as soon as possible.  This will help ensure that you are on the list of participants and receive meeting announcements and materials. Amy can be reached at Amy.Archer@portlandoregon.gov or via phone at 503-823-2294.


5.   Overview of current budget opportunities:

What we know about the budget development this year:

  • ONI’s base budget for all programs is about $7.8 million.
  • The Mayor has released early guidance characterizing FY16 as a “stabilization budget” meaning city bureaus are not being asked to submit reduction packages. However, bureaus are directed to submit requested budgets at their current appropriation levels as additional new ongoing resources will likely be modest.
  • Any add packages are asked to be submitted alongside options for how requests might be offset by a reduction to an existing program or service and what the trade-offs might be. Any new General Fund resource requests must show evidence of making measurable progress in areas such as:

o   Equity and Opportunity: Bolstering economic and housing opportunity for all Portlanders, as well as equity in service delivery.

o   Complete Neighborhoods: Extending Portland’s vaunted livability to more areas of the City.

o   Emergency Preparedness: Equipping bureau operations and our citizens to better withstand a disaster.

  • ONI’s Bureau Advisory Committee has already spent several months on the Funding Equity Strategy issue learning about and reviewing existing data from the Regional Equity Atlas, the Coalition of Communities of Color “Disparity Reports,” and learning about Multnomah County’s efforts utilizing a race equity lens to guide budget decision-making.
  • The ONI BAC makes decisions by a modified consensus model. All participants have the opportunity to ask questions, share information and contribute to the decisions.



6.   Expectations of ONI Budget Advisory Committee members:

  • Must be committed to attending and participating in all or most meetings, which typically occur downtown in the Portland Building.  Parking vouchers can be provided for SmartPark locations or TriMet tickets can be supplied to committee members preferring to use public transportation. Food will be served when appropriate.
  • Must be willing to communicate to ONI staff and partners what materials and information they need to best understand ONI’s budget and to make the most informed decisions.
  • Must be willing to go back to their constituency group (coalition, neighborhood, community-based organization, staff, contractor, etc.) and if appropriate hold one or more focus group discussions as necessary to incorporate a broader point of view into ONI priorities.
  • Must be willing and able to put the interests of their constituency group(s) in a larger context and first and foremost represent the best interests of neighborhoods and communities citywide.


7.   Expected Timeline:

  • ONI Budget Orientation is available online. This presentation can be viewed at your convenience prior to the budget kickoff and will provide an important overview for anybody considering participation. View the presentation at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/budget.
  • ONI Budget Advisory Committee kicks off on Monday November 17th, 2014 at 5:30pm.
  • The City budget season goes from the kick-off date through the end of June of 2015. The bureau’s requested budget is typically due at the end of January or beginning of February, so the most intensive meeting schedule is between November and January;
  • The workgroup will generally meet on scheduled evenings from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Meetings are located at the Portland Building Room C (2nd Floor, 1120 SW 5th Ave). Following are the currently scheduled meetings:

o   Monday, November 17th, 5:30-8:30pm (Budget Kick-off)

o   Monday, December 1st, 5:30 – 8:30pm

o   Monday, December 8th, 5:30-8:30pm

o   Monday, January 5th, 5:30-8:30pm

o   Monday, January 12th, 5:30-8:30pm

o   Monday, January 20th, 5:30-8:30pm

o   Monday, January 26th, 5:30-8:30pm (tentative, if needed)

  • There may be additional meetings scheduled as needed, most likely between December and January. These may be daytime or evening meetings as determined by the group.
  • Through this process participants will: gain understanding of ONI’s programs and budget; review program prioritization; generate budget ideas that could result in realigning programs/services; present ONI’s final budget to the Commissioner-in-Charge (along with ONI staff); testify about the budget decisions before Council throughout the budget process, both at City Hall and at community budget forums.
  • After the Requested Budget is submitted in February, the Bureau Advisory Committee will likely return to meeting on the second Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm from February through June 2015.


8.   Language Interpretation and other Special Needs or Accommodations:

  • To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2294, or the City’s TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no less than five (5) business days prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to view the online orientation, please contact Amy Archer to make alternative arrangements for budget orientation.
  • Language Interpretation services available upon request. Please contact Amy Archer at 503-823-2294 or Amy.Archer@portlandoregon.gov at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting to make arrangements.
  • Although resources do not allow us to provide childcare for the meetings, the meeting room is large enough that your child(ren) may be able to play quietly in the room under your supervision if necessary. ONI can bring some toys/books to the meeting upon request. Please contact Amy Archer at 503-823-2294 or Amy.Archer@portlandoregon.gov at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to make arrangements.



Brian Hoop

Manager, Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center Office of Neighborhood Involvement

Phone: 503-823-3075

Fax: 503-823-3050

Email: brian.hoop@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Ave., Rm 110, Portland, OR 97204

Web: www.portlandonline.com/oni


To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-3075, TTY 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900 with such requests or visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bibs/48889

SE UpLift Small Grant Workshops

Neighborhood Small Grant Applications due January 5th!
Do you have a small but powerful idea for strengthening your neighborhood? Perhaps you want to revive a forgotten city tradition? Host a civics workshop? Organize a tenant rights forum? Paint an intersection mural? Create a community garden?
SE Uplift invites ordinary Portlanders like you to shape and create your neighborhood by applying for a Neighborhood Small Grant. Grants range from $300-$4,000 and are intended to spur small, grassroots community efforts aimed at connecting and engaging residents, building community capacity, improving neighborhood livability, or increasing community impact on public decision making.
Attend one of the Grant Information Workshops at SE Uplift (3534 SE Main) to learn more!
Saturday, November 15th: 10 am – noon
Wednesday, November 19th:  7 pm – 9 pm
For more information and to RSVP for a workshop, visit www.seuplift.org/NSG