City wide issues



Opening Wapato as a Wellness Recovery Center

Please consider joining nearly all the 94 Neighborhood Associations at Wapato tomorrow Friday at 11:00 am

to hear the latest development!!!

Jordan Schnitzer personally invites everyone from the Neighborhoods to attend! Jordan is optimistic that he has the missing pieces needed to finally plan ahead for using this 156,000 SqFt facility as a Recovery Center!

Please bring yourself and any neighbors who are interested in housing and treating our growing homeless problem!

Sorry for this extremely short notice; but this assembly was announced today at 3:00pm!

(Address: 14355 N Bybee Lake Ct.

West of I-5 on N Marine Dr.

Turn left on Leadbetter

Turn left onto Bybee Lake)


Jeff Geisler

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Deconstructing Diesel, Part 2: A Breathe Oregon Community Forum



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Join us for a special evening with Adriano Martinez, a Los Angeles-based Earthjustice attorney

What's next for Oregon after the state legislature passed HB2007, which regulates diesel trucks in the Portland Metro region, to continue to address the most dangerous air pollution in our state? Can we tackle our biggest environmental challenges head on, and address the intersections of Environmental Justice, Air Quality and Climate?

We invite you for a very special evening with Adriano Martinez, an attorney from the Los Angeles office of Earthjustice, and presentations on the most recent Portland Metro region air quality research from Amelia Schlusser, attorney at the Green Energy Institute and Dr. Linda George, leading air quality environmental research specialist, Portland State University.

About Adriano Martinez: With over 15 years of experience, Adriano has specialized in air quality and healthy communities issues. His extensive litigation experience includes environmental claims in state and federal court. Since 2013, he has been an adjunct lecturer in law at UCLA School of Law, where he has co-taught a course on environmental justice. Adriano has presented on transportation electrification and other topics in environmental law at several conferences, including the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability’s Forum on Electrifying Transportation in California. He has unique expertise on reducing emissions from California’s freight sector and serves on the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s Sustainable Supply Chain Advisory Committee.

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Swift Agency

1250 Northwest 17th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

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Organizer Neighbors for Clean Air

Organizer of Deconstructing Diesel, Part 2: A Breathe Oregon Community Forum

We work to make Oregonians healthier by reducing toxic air pollution.





City Council re code change


November 14 Council Meeting

A woman speaks to a group during the code change community Vietnamese conversation held in February.
This morning, City Council voted and approved the location of the November 14 council meeting to take place at Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI). We will send another update next week with a detailed agenda for the meeting. 

Location: Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, 97227

Time: 5:30 -8:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm, meeting will end promptly at 8:00pm) 
Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.

Will Public Testimony Be Allowed?
Yes. There will be an opportunity to sign up for public testimony on November 14 beginning at 5:00pm.
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Portland is changing

Neighborhood Resources

If you’re a Portlander who wants to be informed and engaged about what gets built in your city, this guide can help you.




City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services
October 3, 2019

Welcome to the Neighborhood Contact Process

Earlier this year, Portland City Council adopted changes to the Neighborhood Contact requirements found in the Portland Zoning Code. The purpose of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is to provide an informal sharing of information between the applicant of a development proposal and the people who live, work and pass by the site on a regular basis. This allows neighbors to give constructive feedback about the development proposal before the applicant has submitted for a building permit or land use review.
This Bureau of Development Services video helps explain the new Neighborhood Contact requirements:
Neighborhood Contact • Land Use

The primary changes to the Neighborhood Contact requirements involve:

  • Projects requiring Neighborhood Contact – Neighborhood Contact requirements are now based on the size of the building or how many lots the site is divided into, and also include proposals involving both a land division and environmental review. 
  • Delivery method – Now applicants can use email or standard mail to notify neighborhood associations, district neighborhood coalitions, business associations and, in some cases, school districts of an upcoming building permit or land use review proposal that requires Neighborhood Contact.
  • Burden of responsibility – The current version places responsibility on the neighborhood association to host a meeting. The new version primarily places responsibility on the applicant, although the neighborhood association has the option to host some of the meetings.  
  • Notification – Applicants are now required to install a sign or signs on the site notifying neighbors of an upcoming development proposal before an application is submitted to the City. The Bureau of Development Services also has a new online tool for those who want to know about larger development proposals that require Neighborhood Contact. 
The Neighborhood Contact requirements go into effect on December 2, 2019; however, because these requirements must be completed before a building permit or land use review application is submitted, the new requirements may apply to development proposals now.

In order to further assist applicants and neighbors navigate the new requirements, the Bureau of Development has developed the following materials:
  • Neighborhood Resources Webpage – this webpage provides a variety of information that neighbors may find helpful when navigating Portland’s land use and zoning processes. The website contains information concerning the Neighborhood Contract requirements including the materials below.
  • Neighborhood Contact Overview – the overview provides details on when Neighborhood Contract is required, the documentation required to be submitted, and a description of the requirements.
  • Information for Applicants – this document provides step by step instructions to help applicants complete the Neighborhood Contact process and properly document that requirements were met. 
  • Certification Statement – this document provides a summary of the Neighborhood Contact submittal requirements and provides a form that applicants can sign to demonstrate other requirements were met.
  • Instructions for Neighborhood Contact Sign – this webpage provides step by step instructions for creating the sign(s) required for the site.
  • Development Sign Templates – this webpage contains links to three software programs with fillable templates to create the sign.
  • Administrative Rule for Neighborhood Contact Sign – this Administrative Rule codifies the requirements related to the Neighborhood Contact sign.

For questions or further information about the Neighborhood Contact program, please contact Matt Wickstrom at 503-823-6825 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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