Agenda for LNA Board Meeting July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

9209 SE Foster Rd.

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from Board Meetings: June 2019
  • Set agenda for July 2019 General Meeting
  • Budget item: Lents Fair
  • 2019 Election Committee and plan

Updates:

  • Treasurer update and reimbursement(s) 
  • LNA project: Lents Garage Sale, Lents Collective, Community Clothing Closet, “Dumpster” cleanup

Discussion

Conversation about Southeast in Active Motion (SEAM) with Stephenie Frederick.

Adjourn: 7:45 PM

2019 Lents Bike Tour: June 29

Open to all: Please join us for a tour of Lents’ unique attractions, including Malden Court Community Orchard, pollinator sites, and Lents Collective.

Think of it as Lents’ very own Pedalpalooza event! We’ll kick off the tour at the Community Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona Street, at 10 AM, and that’s also where we will end around 12 PM. After the tour, we’ll continue over to Flipside, for conversations and a bite or refreshing beverage.

This event is hosted by the Lents Neighborhood Association and Green Lents. For the latest updates, visit the event Facebook page.


Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Our general membership meeting in June is canceled, but the LNA Board will still meet at the regularly scheduled time of the general meeting to conduct Board business. This meeting will be open to the public, although we don’t typically take public comment during Board meetings. Topics that we’ll cover include:

Project/event updates:

  • LNA events update: Pedalpalooza; “Dumpster” cleanup
  • 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


CANCELLED: General Meeting June 25th, 2019

In place of our monthly General Membership Meeting, in June we are co-hosting a Bike Tour of Lents with our partners at Green Lents. Think of it as Lents’ very own Pedalpalooza, if you will. It’s summer, it’s sunny and warm, and we figured our community might like to take a break from our monthly meetings inside and meet outside to explore Lents and get to know each other better! For the latest updates on the Bike Tour, follow the event Facebook page. If you are able to, we hope you will join us for the bike tour on Saturday, June 29, starting at 10 AM at the Tool Library.

Our regularly scheduled monthly meetings will resume in July.

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

Crash trends in Lents/nearby, how to reduce fatal and serious crashes, and an update on the Outer Powell and I-205 construction (PowerPoint slides from ODOT and PBOT)

Attached above are the presentations that Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) representative gave at the Lents Neighborhood Association general membership meeting on May 28, 2019.

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

Vision Zero: Clay Veka, Vision Zero program coordinator, gave a presentation on speed limit changes in our area and explained Portland’s data-driven approach to eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries.

If you have questions for either Clay Veka or Tiana Tozer, you may contact them directly:

Clay Veka Vision Zero program coordinator
clay.veka@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503.823.4998

Tiana Tozer | Transportation Safety Coordinator, Region 1
Tiana.TOZER@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503.731.3150

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.

Paint the Town Green – Saturday, June 1st

We need volunteers from Lents!

Join KINK, Metro, the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement program, SOLVE and Lents for the Paint the Town Green clean up event on Saturday, June 1st from 9 am to 1 pm.  We’ll be cleaning up litter and graffiti in various SE neighborhoods throughout the morning, and we’re looking for volunteers to join us. You don’t have to live in those neighborhoods to help clean them up! We’ll provide the supplies along with snacks AND lunch: you provide the energy. We will meet at Glenwood Park for breakfast snacks (provided by Bella’s Italian Bakery) and a quick training, then start the clean up on 82nd.  At the end of the clean-up, we will have lunch back at Glenwood Park.  Sign up for Paint the Town Green today!

Sign up for the Lents team here!! https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000GuN4n