About East Columbia -- East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses.

30

Sep

Workshop available October 16th

PORTLAND UNITED AGAINST HATE

Civic Dialogue Workshops

The Portland United Against Hate Coalition is pleased to partner with the Office of Community and Civic Life and North Portland Neighborhood Services to provide:

Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

Wednesday, October 16th

Historic Kenton Firehouse

8105 N. Brandon Ave. 97217

6:30 pm-9 pm

light refreshments

To register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-823-8877


Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces Ensuring the safety of our communities is paramount. Yet public vitriol is skyrocketing, tensions flare at a moment’s notice and Oregon is consistently ranked in the top five states of per capita hate incidents. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and overcome the inhibitions that prevent them from supporting targets of hate. They will learn and use tactics for interrupting verbal hate; while centering and empowering the target. They will understand the risks involved in intervention and how to de-escalate a situation.

Offered by As the Spirit Moves Us.

 

06

Sep

Letter from our ECNA chair

City Code chapter 3.96 has to do with neighborhood associations and gives us standing within city government.  It is this portion of City Code that is being rewritten and has caused a city-wide stir.  To be sure, emotions are running strong around the city as the proposed code change moves forward.  Of course, there are some supporters, but the most vocal voices are opposing it as currently written.  I believe we will end up with revised language but in my opinion the process is seriously flawed and got off to a very bad start.

This portion of City Code impacts neighborhoods and other groups that exist to foster civic involvement. I encourage anyone with an interest in this topic to do some research and then call or write the office of each City Commissioner and the Mayor to voice an opinion.  I’m told that phone calls are being tabulated XX in favor, and YY as opposed.  You will probably get the staff person that answers the phone, so don’t be afraid to voice your opinion even if you have not researched the issues extensively.  A good place to start is by reading the following:

• City Auditor's report 2016 https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditservices/article/597834

• Community Connect - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/182408

• Planetizen article - https://www.planetizen.com/features/105399-et-tu-portland

• League of Women Voters letter - https://lwvpdx.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/LWV-Code-3.96-committee-7-19.pdf

More information can be found on the City’s Civic Life web site.  I encourage you get the latest code wording there, then call and voice your opinion.

31

Aug

Did you go?

Thank you for joining us! 
 

Thank you so much for joining Levee Ready Columbia & the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on Wednesday evening! We really appreciate your interest in the Portland metro area levee system and the important region it protects. We look forward to future discussions of USACE's Tentatively Selected Plan this fall and our local efforts to maintain accreditation of the levee system through FEMA, to modernize the way the system is managed, and to make the most of opportunities to improve the environmental and recreational value of the managed floodplain. 

The presentation from Wednesday evening is available on our website or by clicking on the blue button below. We're always thrilled to share information about the levees system, the history of the region, and the opportunities ahead. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to set up a presentation and discussion for your neighbors, community group, friends, or colleagues!
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