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 .
. Refreshments and childcare provided by the Lents Neighborhood Association.
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
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)
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
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:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.