Updated speed limit on Holgate Boulevard

Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on SE Holgate Boulevard. The new speed limit will be 25 mph from SE 28th to 91st avenues and from SE 122nd to 136th avenues. (The segment between SE 91st and 122nd avenues will remain at 30 mph.)

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

September 2018 Annual Election Results

Chair: Sabina Urdes – 22 votes (88% of votes cast)

Vice-Chair: Sarah Wines – 23 votes (92% of votes cast)

Land Use: Nick Christensen – 21 votes (84% of votes cast)

Public Safety: Robert Schultz – 20 votes (80% of votes cast)

At-Large 1-year: Alan Linhares – 23 votes (92% of votes cast)

Secretary – Vacant*

Treasurer – Vacant*

Transportation – Vacant*

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Hi Everyone – This is Cora.
 
This is 1 of 2 of Land Use cases that are active right now.
 
TriMet is now actively working on their Powell Garage improvements and have requested a Type II land-use adjustment for the required buffer area on the south end of the Powell Garage property. They would like to decrease a portion of the buffer from 25 feet in depth to 17 feet in depth to accommodate the overhang /rooflines of their reconstructed fueling and washing stations. To mitigate, they are proposing to add more intensive landscape screening that includes a berm that is between four and six feet in height.
 
Here’s a link to the land-use case document:
 
And here is a link to a draft response letter the Land Use committee is considering submitting:

LU 18-150004 AD – LNA Land Use Committee

 

If you would like to provide feedback on this land-use case, please contact Cora by emailing lentsneighborhood at gmail.com.

May General Membership Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the May General Membership meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22. We have translated our flyers for the meeting in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian in an effort to reach more people. Will you help us spread the word about the meeting by sharing any or all of these with folks who might benefit from joining us tomorrow? And let them know that we have childcare and interpretation available upon request, as part of our effort to make our meetings more inclusive and eliminate barriers to engagement.