LNA Board Meeting Agenda for June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from Board Meetings: May 2019
  • Set agenda for June 2019 General Meeting
  • LNA events update: Pedalpalooza; “Dumpster” cleanup; community clothing closet
  • Lents Collective update  

Finance/treasurer update

-Reimbursements: food May general membership meeting (pre-approved expense Sabina); childcare May general membership meeting; Lents Collective (pre-approved expense; Sabina); allotment reimbursement check dated 1/09/2019 – not deposited? (reference email from City of Portland); Lents Territory Acknowledgement;

-Update on PGE bills and LNA website domain and hosting renewal;

-LNA events sponsorship (Memory Garden “Spring Fling”, Pet Parade

Discussion

What events or project might we want to do going forward, for which we would request funds from EPCO early on (considering there is no longer an allotment)?

Adjourn: 8:30 PM

Agenda for General Membership Meeting, May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

8815 SE Woodstock Blvd.

General Membership Meeting Agenda

7:00 PM: Meeting Opening

Introductions. Recognition of time keeper and note taker. Code of conduct.

Territory acknowledgement.

7:10 PM: Announcements

Community announcements

Upcoming LNA events

7:20 PM Discussion: Traffic safety & Reducing fatal and serious crashes in Lents/East Portland

Vision Zero: Clay Veka, Vision Zero program coordinator, will give a presentation on reducing fatal and serious crashes by lowering speeds, explaining which street are owned and managed by PBOT vs. ODOT, and more. (5-10 mins.)

ODOT: Tiana Tozer, Region 1 Transportation Safety Coordinator for ODOT, will provide an overview of crash trends in the Lents Neighborhood and nearby. She will also provide information on the Outer Powell and I-205 construction, as well as current traffic safety education efforts and campaigns. (5-10 mins.)

Community members will be encouraged to ask questions, voice concerns, or make suggestions.

8:00 PM: Action items

1. Motion for the LNA to take a position in support of changing the city form of government and creating city council districts (Sabina Urdes). For the full text of the motion, read below.

2. Motion for the LNA to oppose the proposed Residential Infill Project (RIP) as recommended by the Planning & Sustainability Commission on a 5-4 vote (Edward Marihart) For the full text of the motion, read below.

3. March General Meeting minute approval

8:00 PM: Public comment

8:30 PM: Meeting Adjourned

Proposed motion for the Lents Neighborhood Association to take a position in support of changing the city form of government and creating city council districts

“We support changing the City of Portland’s form of government to a more representative and equitable system. The Commission form of government no longer serves our city and fails to adequately represent the entire city geographically and culturally. This is why we support shifting to districted elections where city councillors would be elected from every area of the city and in which we would have city managers hired by the Mayor and Council to oversee the City’s bureaus. We affirm that it is also time to expand the size of the council to better represent our past and ongoing population growth. We also support having the Mayor’s race be city-wide as they would need to represent the whole city. Lastly, we insist on a process of robust community engagement in coming up with a districting system that works best for Portland and will pass at the ballot.” 

Proposed motion to oppose the proposed Residential Infill Project

The Lents Neighborhood Association opposes the proposed Residential Infill Project (RIP) as recommended by the Planning & Sustainability Commission on a 5-4 vote for the following reasons:

-Additional & the most displacement would be experienced by our neighborhood and other lower income neighborhoods in East Portland

-The number of additional housing units to be built would mostly be rentals

-No off-street parking requirements as current requirements are eliminated

-No new affordable housing included 

-Home demolitions of affordable housing will increase in our neighborhood other lower income neighborhoods in East Portland

-A lot of the neighborhood is already zoned R-1 for Apartments & hundreds of additional dwelling units have already been built in the Urban Renewal area 

-It’s inequitable as it’s not allowed in the R-10 SFD zone

-This is the “cart before the horse,” as displacement is not addressed

-It will increase gentrification pressures and housing costs in our neighborhood

Proposed action plan: Send letters on our neighborhood stationary to: Planning & Sustainability Commission, the Mayor, the City Commissioners, East Portland district coalition and East Portland Action Plan.

Executive Meeting Notice: April 19, 2019

8940 SE Reedway Street, Portland, Oregon 97266
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Executive Session: current litigation or litigation likely to be filed

This is a closed (not open to the public), executive session, limited to members of the governing body and others reporting to the body on the subject of the executive session, at the board’s discretion.  Any information revealed in an executive session is considered privileged and may not be reported. 

Agenda for General Membership Meeting, April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

8835 SE Woodstock Blvd.

General Membership Meeting Agenda for April 23, 2019

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening

Introductions. Recognition of time keeper and note taker. Code of conduct.

7:10 PM: Announcements

Community announcements

Upcoming LNA events

7:25 PM Discussion: Portland’s commission form of government: Is it time to restructure?

A presentation and conversation with Portland Forward and City Club of Portland. As Portland rapidly grows and changes, does the current commission form of government equitably represent all people who live in this city? How should we choose our representatives? What would a more representative and equitable form of government and elections look like for Lents and East Portland?

8:25 PM: Action items

March General Meeting minute approval

8:30 PM: Meeting Adjourned

LNA Board Meeting Agenda for April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St

Board Meeting Agenda

Start: 6:30 PM

  1. EPCO funding changes (Angela Previdelli)
  2. Approve March 2019 Board Meeting minutes (Marci)
  3. Reimbursements and payments: Web hosting, flyers, etc.
  4. Committee reports: Finance, Events, Transportation, Land Use
  5. Agenda for April 2019 general meeting
  6. *Executive Session: current litigation or litigation likely to be filed

Adjourn: 8:00 PM

Upcoming LNA meetings

General Membership Meeting: 7:00 PM, April 23, Lents Community Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd. LNA Board Meeting: 6:30 PM, May 9, 8940 SE Reedway St.

Agenda for General Membership Meeting, March 26, 2019

  1. Introductions
  2. Approve February 2019 General Membership Meeting Minutes
  3. Discussion 1: Residential Infill Project. Duplexes, Triplexes, and ADUs: What does infill mean for Lents? Guest speakers from Portland for Everyone and the Coalition to Prioritize, Protect, and Preserve Affordable Housing
  4. Community Announcements
  5. Discussion 2: Portland Budget Update Fiscal Year 2019-2020 with Alison Wicks from Prosper Portland
  6. Closing Remarks

OPEN HOUSE: Let’s talk about Lents!

What improvements do you want to see happen in Lents? Are you interested in working toward making them happen?

At our upcoming monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 26, starting at 7 PM at the Lents Activity Center, we will devote a considerable portion of the agenda to exploring our committees and what they’re currently working on, as well as what might be coming up. 

This will be OPEN HOUSE style. You can walk around and check out each committee and join any work session(s) that seems appealing to you. OR you can bring your own project and receive help with obtaining funding to make it happen!

Angela Previdelli, Grant Specialist with East Portland Community Office will be there as a resource.

So far, we have the following committees:

Transportation
Traffic
Public Safety
Land Use
Events (Community Closet, Lents Fair, Pet Parade, Memory Garden)
Lents History Project

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! We serve food and offer childcare and interpretation at no charge to the community.

Agenda for General Membership Meeting, February 26, 2019

  1. Approve January 2019 General Membership Meeting minutes
  2. Committee announcements
  3. Motion from Land Use Chair re: vacating a portion of SE Malden Street, SE Malden Court, SE Lambert Street and SE 89th Avenue.
  4. Community announcements
  5. Committee Open House (more details below)

COMMITTEE OPEN HOUSE: Get involved!

We will devote a considerable portion of the agenda to exploring our committees and what they’re currently working on, as well as what’s on the horizon for each one. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do and get involved with issues that are important to you!

Current committees:

  • Transportation
  • Traffic
  • Public Safety
  • Land Use
  • Events (Pet Parade, Memory Garden, Community Clothing Closet, Lents Fair)
  • Lents History Project

LNA General Meeting August 28, 2018

7-9 PM – Lents Activity Center – 8815 SE Woodstock

Topics of Discussion:

Neighborhood Coalitions

Environmental Zone overlay update project – Presentation by Mindy Brooks, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

General Meeting Code of Conduct

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative Declaration of Cooperation

Board Reports

  • Treasurers Report
  • Land Use Report
  • Nominations / Annual Meeting Report

Public Comment and Announcements