Agenda: LNA Board Meeting, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St.

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from October Board Meeting
  • Set agenda & responsibilities for January 2020 General Meeting

Updates:

  • Treasurer update and reimbursement(s) 
  • Update on our EPN insurance and what’s covered

Discussion

  • Meet potential board member seeking nomination from the board
  • Neighborhood dumpster clean up
  • What other projects do we want to do this year?

Adjourn: 7:45 PM

Public Safety Open House & Townhall in Lents with Mayor Ted Wheeler

A townhall on public safety and livability in Lents hosted by Mayor Ted Wheeler, with an open house (details below) hosted by the Lents Neighborhood Association prior to the townhall.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Church of the Nazarene, 9715 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97266

Schedule:

5:00 PM Doors open to the public

5:00 – 6:00 PM Open House. Come chat with:
-Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team
-Portland One Point of Contact Program
-Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct
-Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
-The Community Safety East Team-Bureau of Emergency Communication
-Portland Fire & Rescue-Portland Parks & Recreation
-Portland Bureau of Transportation
-Portland Housing Bureau’s ‘Neighborhood Housing Program’
-Portland Water Bureau’s Financial Assistance Program
-Multnomah County Youth Commission
-Office of Youth Violence Prevention
-Winter biking skillshare
…and more!

These representatives will be on site with information throughout the townhall as well.

6:00 – 8:00 PM Townhall with Mayor Ted Wheeler
-a presentation on gun violence in Lents, including a progress report on cases
-a presentation on One Point of Contact and livability by a representative from the City’s Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Program
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Refreshments and childcare provided by the Lents Neighborhood Association.

Questions? Email lentsneighborhood@gmail.com.

Official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 29, 2019

Contact: Tim Becker (503) 823-1121

Timothy.Becker@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to host forum on community safety and livability in Lents

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will lead a panel of law enforcement experts and officials to address community safety and livability in the Lents neighborhood. The Lents Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) and Detective Division will be in attendance to share what is being done to prevent gun violence and to listen to community concerns on the subject. Representatives from the city’s One Point of Contact program and the Police Bureau’s East Precinct will also be present to update residents on the city’s efforts to improve livability in the neighborhood and to answer questions.

 The goal of the forum is to engage community members and listen to their concerns regarding incidents of gun violence in Lents. The meeting is part of Mayor Wheeler’s ongoing commitment to increase safety measures for residents in Lents and all of East Portland. 

“East Portland is today the heart and soul of the City of Portland. I look forward to listening to the residents’ concerns, their hopes and their ideas for enhancing livability in their neighborhoods,” Mayor Wheeler said. “My goal as Mayor is to make the lives of all Portlanders better, and that specifically includes those who live and work in East Portland.”   

WHAT:  Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Town Hall to address gun violence in Lents

WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Church of the Nazarene, 9715 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97266

Agenda: LNA General Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening

October 22, 2019

8815 SE Woodstock Blvd.

General Membership Meeting Agenda

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening

Introductions. Present new board members. Recognition time keeper, note taker, childcare provider, food

Territory acknowledgement 

Code of conduct

7:15 PM: Announcements

Community announcements

Upcoming events and LNA meetings

Public Safety Forum

7:30 Discussion/Updates

Treasurer update

Lents Town Center Phase 2 (with guest Karl Dinkelspiel)

Changes at the district coalition, East Portland Community Office (EPCO). New EPCO Director

Code 3.96 update

Census 2020

8:00 PM Action items

Nominate & vote LNA representative on EPCO Land Use and Transportation Committee 

Approve September 2019 minutes 

8:10 PM: Public comment

8:15 PM: Meeting Adjourned

LNA Board Meeting October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St.

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from September Board Meeting
  • Set agenda & responsibilities for October 2019 General Meeting
  • Budget items: Public Safety Forum, Lents History Committee, Cleanup

Updates:

  • Treasurer update and reimbursement(s) 

Discussion

  • Proposal to dissolve the organization
  • Proposal to have fewer meetings during the year

Adjourn: 7:45 PM

Agenda: Board meeting Sept. 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St.

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from Board Meetings: June, July, August 2019
  • 2019 Election Committee update & plan
  • Set agenda for September 2019 General Meeting
  • Budget items: Lents Fair, Lents History Committee

Updates:

  • Treasurer update and reimbursement(s) 
  • LNA projects: Dumpster cleanup grant

Adjourn: 7:45 PM

Lents Neighborhood Association 2019 Board Elections

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Lents Activity Center, 8815 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Open positions:

Chair – 2-year term

Vice-Chair – 1-year term 

Secretary – 1-year term

Treasurer – 1-year term

Land Use Chair – 2-year term

Transportation Chair – 1-year term

At Large seats – three 1-year terms; two 2-year terms

Eligibility:

To be eligible to run, you have to:
-Live in Lents
-Be at least 18 years old
-Be an LNA member (if you fulfill the above two conditions and you sign in on the night of the election, you can become a member)

Time commitment:

Board meetings: monthly, every 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm

General membership meetings: monthly, every 4th Tuesday, of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm

E-mail correspondence & setup/take down for meetings: 1-2 hours per month minimum

Optional: 

Committee meetings, if you choose to join or create one (once a month or less)

Events, if you choose to help organize or create one 

Board member training: TBD, via the district coalition office (East Portland Community Office)

How to run for a position on the board:

  1. E-mail lentsneighborhoodassociation@gmail.com with your intention to run by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 20, 2019, if you wish to be on the ballot. If you don’t request to be added to the ballot by the cut off date and still want to run for a position, you may also show up on the day of the election as a write-in. 
  2. Prepare a speech no longer than 3 minutes for election night, covering:
  • Your skills and experience that would prepare you for the positions for which you are running 
  • Why you are the best candidate for that position
  • Anything else you might like to say 

3. Optional: Let the community know that you are running ahead of time and invite them to show up and vote for you on election night. You may consider sharing your candidacy via social media (Facebook pages and groups, Twitter, NextDoor, etc..), e-mail, flyers on announcement boards (where permitted), in person, and more. If you’d like help with outreach, please let us know.

Questions? E-mail lentsneighborhoodassociation@gmail.com.

LNA General Meeting, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

8835 SE Woodstock Blvd.

7:00 PM (community meal served at 6:45 PM)

  1. Report on what we’ve accomplished so far this year
  2. Elections: announcing open positions and explaining process for September 2019 elections
  3. Event and community announcements
  4. Discussion: Code 3.96 changes and how it may impact us, with guests Sabrina Wilson with Office of Community & Civic Life, Tom Badrick with EPN, and more.
  5. Update on Lents Town Center Phase 2 from Prosper Portland
  6. Proposed bylaw changes 

8:30 PM: Meeting adjourned

Board Meeting, August 9, 2019, 6:30 PM

July 11, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St, Portland, OR 97266

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from Board Meetings: June & July 2019
  • Set agenda for August 2019 General Meeting
  • Budget items: Lents Fair; Lents History Project
  • Bylaws

Updates:

  • Treasurer update and reimbursement(s) 
  • LNA project: “Dumpster” cleanup
  • 2019 Election Committee and plan

7:15 PM Meeting adjourned

Ice Cream Social hosted by Lents Neighborhood Association

**Please note**
This meeting will be at a different location than our usual monthly meeting. We are meeting at Lents Collective, 9209 SE Foster Road (at the intersection of SE 92nd Ave and Foster Rd).

We’re doing this month’s general membership meeting a little differently:

We’ll be meeting at the Lents Town Center, at the newly-opened Lents Collective (9209 SE Foster Rd), one of the projects that we’ve supported getting off the ground this year. 

Come enjoy some ice cream with your neighbors, hear updates on what’s happening in Lents, and learn about opportunities to serve your community. 

Open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! 
Free ice cream. Free childcare.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2371341326456573


Stand in solidarity with Lents immigrants and refugees

July 12, 2019

An open letter to the Lents community:

(Spanish translation below)

This Sunday, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to begin raids across the country to arrest thousands of migrant families. We recognize the negative impact that this action has on all immigrants, legal and undocumented, including our community members here in Lents. The Lents Neighborhood Association (LNA) is asking our community to stand in solidarity with the immigrant and refugee folks who call this area home.

Last month, another neighborhood group, Lents Neighborhood Livability Association (LNLA), not affiliated with the LNA, invited and advertised the presence of ICE officials at its monthly neighborhood meeting. We strongly condemn this action. Regardless of intent, inviting ICE to engage and influence neighborhood groups puts all of our communities in danger. It’s especially insulting for this injustice to happen in East Portland, home to the largest population of immigrant and refugee community members and people of color in Portland. In Lents specifically, approximately 17 percent of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, 15 percent as Asian and 5 percent as Black.

During its 15 year legacy, ICE has attracted individuals with racist ideologies who are only interested in tearing families apart and harming our community. The increasingly ruthless immigration policies of the current White House administration and ICE agents have created widespread fear, stress and anxiety within our immigrant community. 

To ALL Lents residents, we would like to state, unequivocally, that ICE is not welcome at Lents Neighborhood Association meetings. While our power is limited, we will do everything within it to keep our spaces for discussions safe and we will actively oppose those who wish to make them less safe.

Regardless of your immigration or legal status, whether or not you have a physical address, and no matter how many languages you speak, we recognize you as an invaluable member of our community. We welcome you to our organization and our events, we will work to ensure your safety in our spaces, and will save you a seat at the table where decisions are made. 

If you would like to get involved with any of our current projects, please reach out at lentsneighborhood@gmail.com or check out what we do on our website, lentsneighborhoodassociation.com/lna-calendar. If you have any projects of your own and you’d like our support, please let us know. 

We admire and depend on your presence, which contributes to a diverse Lents community that values inclusion, understanding, and love.

In solidarity,

Sabina Urdes
LNA Chair