CANCELED: Board Meeting March 12, 2020

***Canceled*** Due to the progression of COVID-19 on the west coast, we have received direction from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to postpone or cancel all non-essential work gatherings and face-to-face meetings.*** [Read the state of emergency declaration]

March 12, 2020

9800 SE 91st St.

6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agenda

Action items:

  • Approve minutes 
  • Set agenda & responsibilities for next LNA General Membership Meeting
  • Lents Audit Sign-on Letter — Revised
  • Partnership with Powellhurst-Gilbert NA for upcoming City Council & Mayoral Candidate Forum (August 3, 2020)
  • Partnership with LNLA: SOLVE Cleanup (April 18, 2020)

Updates:

  • Finance Committee Update
  • Partnering with Commissioner Hardesty’s office for Street Response neighborhood event

Partnership with Brentwood-Darlington NA: Commissioner forum recap (March 5, 2020); Next: Mayoral forum (March 31, 2020)

  • Partnership with Mingus Mapps — NA Training (April 4, 2020)

Discussion

  • Announcements 
  • Revisit GM agreements 
  • Unfinished discussion items from last time

Adjourn: 8:15 PM

Agenda: General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

February 25, 2020

8815 SE Woodstock Blvd.

General Membership Meeting Agenda

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening

Introductions. Recognition: time-keeper, note taker, childcare provider, food

Territory acknowledgement 

Agreements

7:05 PM: Announcements

Community announcements

7:15 PM Lents Urban Renewal Audit Report: Proposed Sign-on Letter

Discussion and vote. After a city audit of Lents urban renewal was published earlier this month, local advocacy groups have put forth a letter to City Council/Mayor Ted Wheeler and they are seeking signatures from other groups, including the Lents Neighborhood Association.

7:25 Presentation and Q&A (25 mins)

West Lents Floodplain Restoration Project and the Springwater Wetlands and Floodplain Restoration Project

7:45 Presentation and Q&A (25 mins)

Metro Transportation Investment Measure update from Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

8:10 PM: Public comment

8:15 PM: Meeting Adjourned

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty visited us to discuss Street Response

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty speaking at the Lents Neighborhood Association Meeting on January 28, 2020. (Photo by Danelle Painter)

Approximately 80 people came out Tuesday night (1/28/2020) to participate in a Street Response presentation and Q&A organized and hosted by the Lents Neighborhood Association with guests Commissioner Jo Ann HardestyStreet Roots Executive Director Kaia Sand, Portland Fire & Rescue‘s Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) Manager Tremaine Clayton, and Portland / Multnomah County 911 Bureau Director Bob Cozzie. 

A video recording of the conversation is available here.

Press coverage of the event is available here.

For links to Street Response in the news, scroll to the bottom of this page.

In an effort to continue the conversation beyond that night, the Lents Neighborhood Association is also collecting questions for the Commissioner or any of the other presenters via this form: https://forms.gle/2ZyaKZ14NEajTnxu9 Please submit your questions/feedback. We will publish the answers when they respond — stay tuned!

Got a question for Street Response / Jo Ann Hardesty?

Got a question about Street Response for Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Street Roots Executive Director Kaia Sand, and/or Portland Firefighter Tremaine Clayton? 

Come out to our general membership meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 for a chance to ask them in person!

Additionally, we’ve made this form for you to submit your question(s) or comment(s) to any of them: https://forms.gle/roYDc4FLjQ6i1pYw8

You might hear the answer to your question at the meeting that night or on the LNA website after the meeting, at lentsneighborhoodassociation.com.
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Please note: We can’t guarantee a response from any of them, but we will do our best to get your question(s)/comment(s) to them. Submitting a question via this form doesn’t guarantee that the question will be asked during tonight’s meeting.

Jo Ann Hardesty coming to Lents to discuss Street Response: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 7:00 pm

The Lents Neighborhood Association is proud to announce that Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will be joining us at our general membership meeting on Tuesday, January 28, starting at 7:00 o’clock in the evening to discuss Street Response, a pilot program launching exclusively in Lents this Spring, that is about responding to low-risk 911 calls involving people who are homeless, such as calls about people who are intoxicated or need someone to check on their health or welfare. Instead of using a police officer, the team will consist of an emergency medical services specialist and a crisis worker.

According to a report, officials considered starting the street response program downtown, but felt it was too big of a geographical area. They said focusing on Lents allows the team to work in a smaller area and address the needs of people who are further away from services.

Along with the Commissioner, we will also be joined by Kaia Sand, executive director of Street Roots, an organization that’s been at the forefront of launching Street Response and Firefighter Tremaine Clayton, the manager of Portland Fire & Rescue’s Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT), who will be directly involved with Street Response in Lents.

Join us to hear directly from the Commissioner, Street Roots, and hopefully Portland Fire about what Street Response is all about and bring your questions for them!

Our other topic of discussion is Prosper Portland’s budget for Lents for fiscal year 2020/2021. We will be joined by Thea Munchel from Prosper Portland who will give a presentation and be prepared to answer your questions.

We will also be discussing an upcoming training for neighborhood association board members and general members that our neighborhood association is sponsoring.

And we will vote on a candidate for the Land Use Chair on the Lents Neighborhood Association board.

Visit our Facebook page to RSVP.
Got a question for the Commissioner, Kaia Sand, or Tremaine Clayton? You may submit it in writing by clicking here.

Meeting agenda/schedule:

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening
Recognition: co-facilitator, time-keeper, note taker, childcare provider, food
Territory acknowledgement 
Code of conduct

7:05 PM Action items
Nomination & vote: new Land Use Chair, Jennifer Breedlove
Nomination & vote: new Secretary, Sara Wines

7:15 Update and Q&A
Lents Budget for Fiscal Year 2020/2021, presented by Thea Munchel with Prosper Portland

7:35 PM: Announcements
Community announcements

7:40 Presentation and Q&A
Street Response — Presented by Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, with guests Kaia Sand (Executive Director, Street Roots) and Tremaine Clayton (Manager, Portland Fire & Rescue’s Community Health Assessment Team, or CHAT)

8:25 PM: Public comment

8:30 PM: Meeting Adjourned

Street Response in the news:

https://news.streetroots.org/2019/03/15/better-system-street-response-where-do-we-go-here

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/11/portland-street-response-homeless-first-responders-to-start-in-2020-after-council-oks-proposal.html

https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-street-response-team-homelessness-calls-lents/

https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/11/21/27517753/city-council-unanimously-approves-street-response-pilot-program

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/portland-street-response-pilot/283-2586e5ff-491b-4450-a35f-93614fb57ac1

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

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.