Hi Neighbors –
Following recent tragic events on Hawthorne Boulevard, Columbia Boulevard, Outer Division, and many other areas of the City, the Sunnyside & Richmond Land Use and Transportation Committees are hosting a special event this Tuesday, September 6th, from 7-9pm at the Aletheia Church (4511 SE Main St), two blocks north of Hawthorne & 45th.
Leah Treat, Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation,
Captain Crebs with the Police Traffic Division, Oregon Walks, and a panel of other guest speakers will discuss interim street safety solutions.
All are welcome to attend and lend support for greater traffic safety on Hawthorne Boulevard and across the City. Feel free to spread the word to help us bring 100 plus people to this event!
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association website and email addresses may cease to be accessible from tomorrow 9/2/2016 through Tuesday 9/6/2016.
This is due to circumstances beyond our control regarding our domain name registration.
Updates to meetings will be posted on Nextdoor and our Facebook page.
The September SNA Board and General Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 8th at Southeast Uplift. Here is the Agenda.
The Belmont Street Fair is an annual showcase of Sunnyside’s Main Street. This wonderful all-day event can’t happen without the help of dozens of volunteers.
the Belmont Area Business Association is looking for volunteers to help with setup, clean-up and support throughout the day. Can you spare some time to ensure this event goes off without a hitch?
The Belmont Street Fair will take place on September 10th, 2016.
Check out the online signup sheet here and sign up for a shift!
The Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) has been working with Laurelhurst Village to finalize a Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) between them and the neighborhood association. This month the LUTC is recommending support and approval of the GNA by the Board. The final document is attached for reference: Good Neighborhood Agreement_0816
On August 11th, the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will hear multiple viewpoints on the Residential Infill Project proposal. Our meeting begins at 7PM at the SE Uplift Building at 3534 SE Main St.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has held multiple open houses and informational sessions. Comments from the public are accepted until August 15th via this survey.
Present at this meeting will be Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee (RIPSAC) members Maggie McGann and Michael Molinaro. Also present will be representatives from Portland for Everyone and United Neighborhoods for Reform.
Supporting documents and sites:
After hearing the various viewpoints the board will hear comments, as time permits, from attendees and then deliberate on whether to submit testimony on the topic.
The board may choose to send no comment, endorse the proposal, endorse the Portland for Everyone proposal, endorse the minority report, oppose the proposal, or send a custom recommendation. A summary of the various positions is available here for convenience.
Regardless of the outcome of this meeting, neighbors are encouraged to learn about the project and submit the Residential Infill Project survey before August 15th.
Sunnyside is more Prepared every day! 🙂 At our meeting we exchanged lots of great ideas, and developed new plans.
- We had 14 attendees; five joined us for the first time. There were eight NETs, including two visiting from Buckman and Hosford-Abernathy who shared their experience and excellent suggestions.
- Outreach and volunteer opportunities! (NET training is NOT required. But for NETs, helping at these events counts toward your 12-hour annual service requirement.)
- Our Belmont Street Fair booth, Sep 10. Volunteers are needed 9:30am-8pm. Please read more and consider signing up for a short shift. We’ll be giving away free 2.5gal water containers to the public, so our booth will be especially popular this year. (Kudos for Kenton/Arbor Lodge NET for providing the containers.)
- Hawthorne Street Fair, Aug 28, coordinated by Richmond NET.
- Buckman Picnic, Aug 14, 5-8pm.
- Della is leading outreach to local businesses to gain their support and make the Sunnyside Prepared “brand” ubiquitous in our ‘hood. Want to help?
- We will never be finished preparing, so let’s prioritize projects that interest you and will keep you engaged. What would you like to do?
- We are collaborating with Mark Wells of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and also the SNA Crime Prevention Committee to integrate better with NET. It’s a no-brainer. On Sep 20 there will be a training session for Neighborhood Watch Block Organizers; info is on NextDoor.
- Jan discussed the hot topic of ATVs and SUVs (“alternatively trained volunteers” and “spontaneous untrained volunteers”). Both will be key components of our Operations Plan.
- Ann and Lee described their very successfuly block party which had an emergency preparedness theme, and featured a visit from the Firefighters of Station 09. We also had an excellent presentation about pee/poo buckets and composting toilets. Let us know if you’d like to replicate this kind of event on your block. Fifty+ people attended and appreciated the info.
- Ann offered to research nearby locations where PBEM might be able to hold NET Basic Training classes. With 30+ NET Applicants in Sunnyside (and 1,100+ citywide) we want to host a training locally to make it easier for people to attend. Give a shout if you’d like to help in any way.
- Bill from Hosford-Abernathy NET is a geologist and provides “neighborhood geology” presentations to small groups/potlucks to explain the conditions in our micro-neighborhoods. We’re following up with him. Contact us if you’re interested in hosting.
- Sunnyside Neighborhood Association update
- At its regular meeting Jul 14 the SNA board approved the balance of of our $1,209 budget request to support printing & outreach through Nov 2016.
- We appreciate the board’s continued support of our collective work to keep Sunnyside Prepared!
- Next meeting: Tue, Sep 20 2016, 6-6:30pm We are skipping August to devote time to the public outreach events. This brief Sep meeting will precede the Neighborhood Watch training session mentioned above. I’m planning to schedule a NET team exercise in October.
- Register your Fred Meyer Rewards account to leverage your purchases for the Sunnyside NET equipment fund. You still get all your own rewards, plus benefit the team! Just log into (or create) your account and search for organization # 88309 (Friends of Portland Fire & Rescue).
Many thanks to all of you who participate in any and every way to build community and help all of us prepare!