Virtual Emergency Board Meeting, Friday, Sept. 18, 7:00 PM; Topic: New Board Election Plan

((Link to access the meeting: coming soon! Check back on this page closer to the meeting time for the direct link to the meeting.))

Due to unprecedented circumstances that our community has been facing as a result of COVID-19 limitations and hazardous air quality from wildfire smoke, our ability to conduct ample outreach for the annual September elections has suffered greatly. As a result, we are meeting to discuss, regroup and come up with a new plan. We will update the community shortly after the meeting on what the election plan is. Our monthly general membership meeting on Tuesday, September 22 will still happen and we will announce all the details of the election at that meeting as well.

Please note: Our Emergency Board Meeting is open to the public. Anyone with the link can access the meeting. Participation in the meeting is by board invitation only. Thank you for your understanding!

CANCELED: Thursday, September 10, 2020 Virtual Board Meeting

****Due to the statewide emergency caused by wildfires and Lents’ proximity to Clackamas County that’s currently experiencing evacuation orders, we are canceling tonight’s board meeting so that everyone can focus on keeping up-to-date with the latest information and advice from public safety officials, checking on our neighbors, sharing resources, and helping where we can. Follow our Facebook page for more info, and be safe out there, everyone!******.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, 6:30 PM PST
1. Election plan
2. Agenda for upcoming general meeting
3. Debrief Outreach & Engagement meeting and discuss next steps
4. Beggars Tick Update
5. Community Clean-up Update
6. Approve past meetings’ minutes 

Discussion & action on outreach and engagement

The Lents Neighborhood Association is hosting a discussion on outreach and engagement among neighborhood associations and other local groups that are coming together to try to define  “outreach and engagement” in a meaningful way for our communities and attempt to quantify the results of such efforts with the goal to push our local government agencies to try harder in this arena and to listen to more voices from our communities. Participation is by board invitation only, but the meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. If you are not sure if your organization has received an invite or if your group would like to participate, please contact us. This is the first meeting of this kind, but we plan to have subsequent ones where we will involve more groups, as well as community members to hear from as many people as possible about their experiences so far with outreach and needs they would like to see addressed.

The topic of outreach and engagement as conducted by city agencies and other government organizations is something that has come up more and more in recent years, especially with the changes that Civic Life tried to impose on neighborhood associations without ample and adequate engagement. Over and over, it has felt to many of us that the City and other agencies fall short of engaging a representative segment of the population, the right people, and in the right way. We have all felt it to a degree, but no doubt, the folks most impacted by this are BIPOC communities, minorities, disabled folks, and folks living within the margins of society.
Is there something we can do to change this for the better?

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:00-7:00 PM

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Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, 7 p.m. Online meeting (Open to everyone!)

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Lents Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Aug 25, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time

Agenda:

  1. Welcome! Meeting agreements and procedures (5 mins.) 
  2. Introductions (5 mins.)
  3. LNA yearly report: 2019-2020 accomplishments and update on 2020 LNA Board Election (September 2020) (10 mins.)
  4. New school year: What can we expect? (20 mins) Kelly Elementary School Principal Sarah Fish and Lent School Principal Richard Smith will give an update and be available to answer your questions about what students and their caregivers can expect as classes restart during COVID-19.
  5. Community resources during COVID-19 (15 mins.) Cristina Helvie with Latino Network and Pastor Brian Jeanseau with Mt. Scott Church will share what their organizations are doing to help the community during the pandemic.
  6. Toll Options to improve I-205 travel (15 mins.) Hear a presentation from ODOT on the potential use of tolls on a portion of Interstate 205 and share your opinion. Public comment open through September 16 — have your say!
  7. Beggars Tick advocacy update (5 mins.)
  8. Community announcements (5 mins.)
  9. Public comment (5 mins.)

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Agenda for August 13, 2020 Board Meeting

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LNA Board Meeting: August 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Update/action: Beggars Tick advocacy — outreach report; update from Metro (15)

Update/action: Dumpster Clean-up progress: date, locations, insurance, next steps. (15)

Take action: Yearly committee reports 2019-2020: Decide what we’ll share in the September 2020 report (Public Safety, Communications, Land Use/Transportation, History, what else?) (15)

Take action: Set agenda for next general meeting. Discuss option to have an extra general meeting in the next month (15)

Discussion: Community outreach: how do we measure adequate outreach? (15)

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Special board meeting, Monday, July 27, 7:00 pm

Jul 27, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time

Topics:

  1. Citizen Review Committee forum
  2. Past board motions — do we need to review anything?
  3. How the board reaches decisions
  4. How we communicate via e-mail
  5. How we set the agenda
  6. Upcoming dumpster clean-up
  7. Beggars Tick advocacy
  8. Non-violent communication principles

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Agenda for General Membership Meeting, July 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Zoom link to join the meeting can be found at the bottom of this post.

Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time

Welcome

Meeting agreements and procedures (5 mins.) 

Introductions (5 mins.)

 

Preschool for All Task Force Report from Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson (20 mins)

Presentation, Q & A with the Commissioner

Street Response Update from Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty’s Office (5 mins)

Presented by Kristin Johnson, Jo Ann Hardesty’s Financial Policy Advisor 

Beggars Tick Advocacy (20 mins.)

Proposed letter BT_LNA_070920-BMM-Edit-1, presented by community member Nick Christensen. Discussion and vote

Community education: If the LNA were to host free online trainings for the community, what would be most useful to you to learn about? (10 mins.)

Safety and property usage of Oliver Station (5 mins.)

Hearing community concerns

September Election update (5 mins.)

Announcements (10 mins) 

-Upcoming LNA community dumpster clean-up

East Portland Candidate Forum (August 3, 2020, 7pm- 9pm, Syrian Lebanese American Club and live-streamed online)

Public comment (10 mins)

 

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LNA Board meeting notice: June 9, 2020 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Topic: Lents Neighborhood Association- Board Meeting

Time: Jul 9, 2020 06:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time

Zoom meeting link:

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Things to discuss:

-Agenda for upcoming general meeting (July 28, 2020)

-Beggars Tick advocacy letter

-Dumpster clean-up update

-Invitation to CRC police forum July 13, 5:00-7:00pm

-Committee updates

LNA Board meeting notice: June 19, 2020 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Topic: Lents Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Time: Jun 19, 2020 05:30 – 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Things to discuss:

-LNA Election plan

-When should we reconvene our general meetings?

-EPCO update on Clean-ups

-Beggars Tick advocacy

-Finance and Treasurer updates

-Land Use Updates

Important message from your neighborhood association

March 14, 2020

Dear Lents community members, 

As our local community and much of the world are now dealing with an unprecedented public health crisis, we want you to know that your neighborhood association board of volunteers cares about your well being and takes very seriously the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep our community safe.

Following the guidance from our local and state elected officials regarding social distancing, we have decided to proactively cancel all meetings and gatherings for the remainder of this month, including our board meeting and general membership meeting. We will update you about plans for April and beyond in the coming weeks.

At this time, we want to echo our support for the measures taken by our state and local officials and health authorities to slow down the spread of this virus. We encourage everyone in our community to follow recommended best practices:

-Cancel all non-essential in-person meetings and gatherings

-Stay home as much as possible, even if you are not sick

-Wash hands frequently

-Cover mouths when coughing or sneezing

-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily

Additionally, we encourage you to:

Be mindful of how fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma: don’t join in racism and xenophobia. A person’s ethnicity, language or association with a country or region is not a risk factor for this virus. More on this here

Reach out to the members of our community most vulnerable to the virus. The CDC has recommended that people over 60 and folks who have underlying health conditions stay home if possible and avoid crowds.  If you are young and/or relatively healthy, don’t forget to check on relatives and neighbors who have a chronic illness, a disability, and older adults who might be self-isolating at home. We can always check in on loved ones and community members with a message, call, or FaceTime. 

Stay informed — and make sure that your information is coming from trusted sources

The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available here: 

Look for the help. If you’re feeling the anxiety and stress over the coronavirus, you are not alone. The good news is that we are seeing local communities, businesses, organizations, and agencies come together to help those in need in an unprecedented way, with acts of love and generosity, such as mutual aid groups that are setting up deliveries and childcare. 

Take advantage of our resources. We have set up a dedicated page on our website, lentsneighborhoodassociation.com/coronavirus-covid-19, where we will do our best to link some of these resources, mutual aid, and support as we become aware of them. Our goal is to keep track in one place of news and information that’s pertinent to our local community and that people can access even if they are not on social media. If you come across info that you think would be useful to your community, please send it our way.

Finally, we are calling on all other Lents-area organizations and businesses who are in positions of power to join forces in advocating for policy changes on behalf of those who are the most vulnerable amongst us (medically or financially) and who will likely be the most affected by the coronavirus, such as caregivers, immigrants, refugees, low-income families, folks with disabilities, and those who are housing insecure. If you would like our support with your advocacy, please reach out to us.

We encourage you to think of ways in which we can all cultivate our support network online, while maintaining social distancing in a physical sense.

In solidarity,

Sabina Urdes
President, Lents Neighborhood Association

Robert Schultz
Public Safety Chair, Lents Neighborhood Association