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Board members in attendance: Jonathan Brandt, Erika Palmer-Wilson, Jed Roberts, Gus Kroll, DanielPortis Cathers, Scott Vala, Nicole Green, Patrick Fuller
Officer Gill from the Portland Police Department attended and asked if there were any questions. Topics
asked about included whether officers monitor NextDoor.com, and about police staffing levels and how
it’s affecting patrols and ability to respond to calls.
Holgate Library Update
Vicki, Library Manager, brought two books for anyone to borrow at the meeting. The 2016 Everybody
Reads book this year is The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez. Lunar New Year
celebration is in Feb., with Lion Dancers and other Asian cultural events. She also demonstrated the
Zinio app with tons of free magazines available on your device (tablet / computer).
ROSE CDC 72nd & Foster Proposal
The Neighborhood Association is proposing submitting a letter in support of their proposal to PDC. We
have not specified any design elements or suggested street / parking changes. We can identify some
concerns about the site at this point. Some other concerns include very few parking spots, uncertainty
about whether Raymond Court would be opened for through auto traffic, and a desire to keep in
contact as the project progresses. Gus motioned, Erika seconded a proposal to send a letter of support,
and the motion passed unanimously.
Letter re: Homeless Camping City Permit Requirements
The City of Portland is permitting a camp in the Overlook Neighborhood, and the N.A. has been creating
a letter asking for some things from the City. Gus suggested changes such as changes in language that
assumes only those who have homes have rights. He suggested that all people be considered residents
of the neighborhood whether they have an indoor home or not. The other issue is a request for
background checks for all those living in those camps, which is somewhat unrealistic. Gus will send
around both the original and the revised version to board members.
Scott said that directors and chairs of SE Uplift are looking to ask the City to solidify camps would be
created, managed. They want to include people who live outdoors as an underserved community in the
ONI definitions, and some other suggested representation on N .A. and camp meetings.
There is a request regarding the Springwater Corridor from Brentwood Darlington, and some of the
camping in that area has damaged some restoration of natural areas and some business owners have
reported incidents they tie to camping, so this issue will be on the SEUL’s next agenda.
SEUL is our fiscal sponsor for any activities we fundraise for. Ashe Urban suggested to us that we apply
for fiscal sponsorship for our Kickball Tournament, and the Cider Press event. Erika is proposing that she
would be the primary signatory. Scott motioned, Patrick seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
The City is seeking comments related to STIP funding for the 70s greenway from now until Jan. 14th.
Comments will help the City get funding from the State of Oregon for the project. Jonathan mentioned
the Safe Routes to Schools effort to provide Metro funding for safer transportation for kids to schools.
Jan. 16th is our neighborhood’s Friends of Trees planting at Mt Scott Learning Centers – anyone can
volunteer by showing up on the day of the event.
The Neighborhood Association needs a Sustainability, Land Use, and a new Co-Chair for our May
Dan noted that the SE Tool Library opened at 20th and Salmon in the Hinson Baptist Church, its new