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!
You might hear the answer to your question at the meeting that night or on the LNA website after the meeting, at lentsneighborhoodassociation.com. . . . . 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.
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.
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.
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)
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