WOODLAWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
June 5, 2019 Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 pm
at Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona St, Portland, OR 97211
|7:00-7:10||Welcome and Introductions|
Approve agenda for this meeting.
Approve May meeting minutes.
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly — Presentation/Conversation/Q&A
Potential topics to discuss culled from a discussion at May WNA meeting are below. These were already sent to Commissioner Eudaly.
— Vision for the Office of Community & Civic Life
— Thoughts on restructuring Portland city government, i.e., electing commissioners locally rather than city-wide, eliminating the bureau model, etc.
— Emergency preparedness in Portland
— How to increase disaster resiliency – what 3-5 things should Portland be doing now?
— Concerns about increases in oil trains & diesel pollution. What can be done?
— Are rent control and other measures intended to affect small-scale landlords?
— Has withdrawing Portland from the FBI terrorism task force had any effect on police support from outside Portland, e.g., cooperation between forces, response time?
— The crossing at NE Lombard & 11th/13th is a continual problem – there are loud train horns and regular accidents. Is there awareness/possibility of improving the train crossing area? Some people have mentioned closing the small spur road there if nothing else can be done.
— Neighbors frequently mention a problem with northbound traffic speeding along NE 15th between Dekum & Lombard. Is there awareness about this or something more we can do? (LUTC has been contacting the city regularly.)
–What can be done about faded/unreadable street signs?
Potential WNA Contribution to Portland Clear Air/Cascadia Action liaison to address industrial air pollution – see handout for more information
|7:50-8:10||Announcements for Upcoming Events, Deadlines, and Other News:
Woodlawn Tree Inventory, June 22nd, 8:30 am to Noon – Mendy
Woodlawn “Community Collection Event” Final Report (including Gift of Appreciation for Steve Gross, Henry V) – Shelly and Francisco
Farmers’ Market updates: Martin Vandepas board resignation, Sharon Kelly, new market manager, and Keith Baich, Volunteer Financial Manager.
Neighborhood Associations Rock! Art Exhibit Opening, Saturday, July 13th, 5 pm to 8 pm, Elisabeth Jones Gallery, 516 NW 14th, PDX. Two great paintings of the Woodlawn Community Garden by Anya Keyes will be included!
Portland Harbor Superfund Site Public Forum June 12th – see handout
Community Collection Event Changes for next year – see handout
Oregon’s Kitchen Table Levee Ready Columbia on-line survey (June 3-July 5) https://consultations.oregonskitchentable.org/survey/levee-ready-columbia — Andrea Caro/see postcards
Also: August 6th National Night Out; August 8th Movie in the park is Coco with music by Saeeda Wright – powerful soul, jazz, and gospel.
REMINDER: Because of the 4th of July holiday the week before, our next meeting is on 2nd Wednesday, July 10th
|8:10-8:25||Board and Community Business
Treasurer’s Report—Dennis, including fundraising updates from Beth
Land Use & Transportation Committee—Anjala
Farmers’ Market— removal of Martin Vandepas & adding Sharon Kelly & Keith Baich as signers to the Farmer’s Market bank accounts
NECN Board Meeting—Shirley/Dennis
NET – Erin
|8:25-8:30||Final Thoughts and Adjourn|