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UNR Summit IV on April 9th

UNR Invitation for April 9th Demolition/Development Summit IV

Who is invited?

United Neighborhoods for Reform is based on wide public participation, and we’re hoping to have one or more residents from each participating neighborhood in attendance, be they authorized neighborhood association board members or simply concerned neighbors. Please RSVP to Al Ellis (aje0280@gmail.com) by March 31st.

When and where?

Thurs., April 9th, 7-9 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 4330 NE 37th Ave., 97211

(Located on corner of 37th & Skidmore, enter sanctuary on the 37th side of church.)

Why a Summit IV?

Last spring a small group of neighborhood activists from around the city met to explore the possibility of creating a grass-roots organization that could unite neighborhood associations in persuading City Council to address problems associated with the growing “demolition epidemic” in our neighborhoods.

That was Summit I.

After a summer of increased destruction of viable, affordable homes—often replaced by one or more expensive, out-of-scale “McMansions”—neighborhood association leaders and concerned residents from more than 25 neighborhoods came together in the fall for Summit II, then Summit III, resolved to bring about building code reform that could stem the “drive-by demolition” tide.

This was the genesis of UNR.

A volunteer committee formed at Summit III was charged with drafting a resolution based on input from Summit participants. Work was completed by November on a one-page resolution, which was then disseminated to the city’s 90-plus neighborhood associations for endorsement, with committee members attending as many meetings as possible to field questions and concerns. In the end, the resolution garnered over 40 endorsements and was presented to City Council at two hearings—one in December, the other in February—via orchestrated testimony. The purpose of Summit IV will be to review the progress that was made at these hearings and related meetings, discuss objectives for an action plan moving forward, and establish committees to provide input on specific UNR reform initiatives.

 Thanks for your continuing support!

 Al Ellis—UNR Steering Committee

 

 

 

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Hollywood Farmers Market

Join the Hollywood Farmers Market!

We’re looking for a part-time Token Program Administrator!

 

Become a part of the Hollywood Farmers Market community and learn about local food systems, while helping to increase and provide access to local and fresh food for low-income community members! The Hollywood Farmers Market is a looking for a committed, passionate, outgoing, detail-oriented individual to fill our seasonal Token Program Administrator (TPA) position.

The TPA is responsible for:

  • operating the debit / EBT machine at the market
  • providing customer service
  • tracking and reconciling token sales
  • working with volunteers to set up, break down, and staff the market’s Information Booth each Saturday

An ideal TPA would:

  •        be proficient in MS Excel
  •        be comfortable with basic accounting or bookkeeping
  •        be detail-oriented yet flexible enough to detail with the dynamic         market environment
  •        enjoy working with a wide variety of people
  •        enjoy working outside in varying weather conditions

This is a part-time seasonal position, approximately 10 hours per week, May-November. Saturday availability is essential.

For a full job description, please visit www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org and click on “News.” Any questions can be directed to Market Manager Molly Notarianni, molly@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Application open until March 20, 2015.

Thanks!!

Molly Notarianni

Market Manager

Hollywood & Lloyd Farmers Markets

503-709-7403

info@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org

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Beaumont Wilshire Volunteer Group “At Work”

Rebecca Erickson Job AA recent Saturday morning favorable sun break between the rain clouds shone brightly on a small crew of the Beaumont Wilshire Volunteer Group as they helped a fellow neighbor with spreading some mulch and removing a stubborn bush root. Remember the BW Volunteers stand ready to help those neighbors in need with yardwork and other simple maintenance needs, contact John Sandie ( sandiefam@gmail.com).

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Alameda Stairs Clean-up

Mother nature provided late morning sunshine on Saturday, Nov 8th, to highlight the efforts of a group of Beaumont Wilshire neighbors along with Troop 107 scouts who pulled, raked, trimmed and cut down unwanted vegetation from both the 42nd and 43rd avenue public stairways along Alameda Ridge. Planting bulbs for spring started at top of the 43rd Avenue stairs beds that had been cleared out; and will be finished in the coming weeks. Thanks to BWNA Board member, Dave Whitaker, for coordinating the event and working with Foot Traffic to host a fund-raising walk on Sat., the 15th.

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