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The City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) division is recruiting volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) – an advisory body to IPR and the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). There are three immediate openings on CRC and up to four additional positions commencing on or before February 2014.

IPR is the city agency responsible for the civilian oversight of the Police Bureau. CRC members hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations, listen to public concerns regarding police conduct, engage in training and other activities to learn about policing, review Police Bureau policies and procedure, and advise IPR.

We anticipate that the size and scope of work of the CRC will increase due to the City of Portland’s pending settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice. This will include service on the Police Review Board to make fact-based recommendations for discipline in use of force incidents to the Chief of Police and Police Commissioner.

Applications are available at the IPR office or online at Or, click here to view a printable and fillable PDF application. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners. Please return applications to the IPR office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, via fax, mail, hand-delivery, or e-mail

We would be happy to meet with you and/or interested parties at a community meeting to discuss CRC’s role in civilian oversight, the work of IPR, and police/community issues. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.For questions on this volunteer opportunity please contact our Outreach Coordinator Irene Konev at 503 823 0146 or by email at

Thank you very much for your support in our recruitment effort.

Irene Konev
Community Outreach Coordinator

City of Portland / City Auditor
Ensuring Open and Accountable Government
Independent Police Review Division (IPR)
Citizen Review Committee (CRC)

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Beginning Sunday, March 3, 2013, for approximately 60 percent of Line 8 trips, the location where operators take their designated break will be different. As a result, some trip times will change. Check out the new schedule here.


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Approved Minutes

WNA Board Meeting 2/6/13

These minutes will also be posted at

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This month, NECN’s Safety and Livability Team has decided to head outdoors to work on a little landscaping project, removing weeds and assessing the area for future plantings in front of our building.

Join SALT volunteers at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15th to dig thistles and other invasive plants out of the ground.

That’s right, no Monday evening meeting this month, just weeding on Saturday morning.

If you plan to join us, please bring work gloves, hoes, rakes and shovels if you have them. Also, dress appropriately for wet, cold weather.

What: SALT December Work Party
When: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am – Coffee and snacks provided!
Where: NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
What to Bring: Work gloves, weeding tools, weather-proof clothing

We will provide some tools from the tool library plus coffee and snacks!

Hope to see you Saturday.

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Have a cold one on us, and we’ll tell you how to stay warm!

Join NECN this Saturday from 3-5PM at Salt and Straw on Alberta for a free ice cream cone and learn about how to weatherize your home through our program Energize NE. If you sign up for a free energy audit at this event, we will also give you a free pint of ice cream!

Northeast Coalition Community Committees

Safety and Livability Team  Meeting Saturday the 15th, 10:30am (instead of Monday the 17th,) at NECN
SALT is hosting a work party in front of NECN this coming Saturday in place of their regular December meeting. Volunteers are invited to help us dig out invasive species and assess the land for future plantings. We provide coffee and snacks, bring your own work gloves or weeding implements if you have them.

Schools Committee, Thursday, December 19th, 6:30pm at NECN
The Schools Committee is focusing energy on Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing efforts, working to elevate the voices of parents at all schools in the cluster. They are also considering hosting a school board candidates forum in the spring.

Community Economic Development Council No December Meeting

Land Use and Transportation Committee No December Meeting

Neighborhood Small Grant Applications

An intrepid team of volunteers read and gathered to review all of the grant applications received by NECN. They will make a recommendation to the NECN Board about what projects to fund in January.

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Meet your neighbors and hear updates on committees and projects. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the Woodlawn neighborhood. This month, Clay Thompson from Trimet will be here to discuss the layovers at Dekum and 9th. Woodlawn Methodist Church at 1425 N.E. Dekum St. Enter the west door and head up the stairs and down the hallway.

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This Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., Woodlawn Methodist Church Community Room, 1425 NE Dekum St. Enter on the west side by the parking lot and head upstairs. See you there!

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Thank you everyone for ALL of your help to make today’s 8th Grade Promotion a great celebration! It was wonderful to have so many friends and neighbors show up to help and to support this great group of students. The ceremony and reception were great because of your generosity and help. Thank you, and have a great summer everyone!

The Upper Grade Team and 8th Grade Committee
Woodlawn Elementary School

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Rose Festival fleet arrivals will cause bridge lifts 2:30-4 p.m. June 5 through June 7. Expect delays as trains and bus lines 4, 8, 9, 12, 19, 20, 35, 44, and 77 hold for bridge lifts or detour to open bridges.

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WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Henry V Events at 6360 NE MLK Blvd.

Don’t you hate the dreaded Spring cleaning (cupboards, closets, basement, garage, car)? Well, we can make it easier on you because after all that hard work, you can dump all your unwanted stuff in one place! No need to make the inconvenient dump run (think price of gas & fees), or hope to flag down a metal recycler pickup, or schedule trips to thrift stores, or keep stacking up all your unused computers/monitors/printers/cell phones, etc. No! Just load everything into your vehicle and come dump on us! Plus, you’ll get a wonderful bag of helpful info and local coupons!

This is Woodlawn’s ONLY fundraiser, and suggested DONATIONS are based on vehicle + size of load ($10 and up); extra for tires ($3) and e-waste ($5-$10).

We’ll take almost everything: household junk, metals, glass, furniture, e-waste, Styrofoam, bikes, and ALL reusable/fixable items (we donate to nonprofits).

PLEASE DO NOT BRING (we will reject):
–Yard debris / Concrete
–Hazardous materials (paint, oil)
–Large appliances (washer/dryer/fridge)
–UN-bagged garbage


We need LOTS of hands (between 8:00AM and 2:00PM) to post signage before, take tickets & money, direct traffic, help unload vehicles (BIG job), sort items (BIG job), keep order, and clean up after. In turn, you’ll get great food and drinks, a good workout, and some neighborly camaraderie.

Volunteer 2 hours or more, and you can dump ONE carload for FREE!

Email Jan NOW to sign up:

Many thanks to our sponsors and donors:
METRO, Planning & Sustainability, NECN, Cloudburst Recycling, Moonstar, Henry V, Safeway, Sparky’s Pizza, Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry

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