Here’s the link to the most recent newsletter issue Sept-Oct 2015.
The latest newsletter issue is now posted at July-August 2015.
The results indicate a continuing major concern with land use issues around demolitions and new apartment development; in addition, traffic issues remain a relative high priority for many folks. Full results below… If you would like to lobby for a particular cause, please contact email@example.com to get on the agenda for next Beaumont Wilshire meeting ( held 2nd Monday of each month, except August)
Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Survey – April 2015 Results
% of respondents that included particular item
Housing demolitions and replacements 80%
Apartment building development 37%
Fremont Neighborhood Corridor Mixed-use zoning in City’s Comp Plan 40%
TriMet bus service on Fremont 40% ( buses too wide)
Fremont and 33rd traffic control 30% ( additional traffic control between 33/42th)
Sidewalks on 47th 17% ( green space/views, sidewalks Alberta Ct – 38->41)
Wilshire Park water feature 7% ( wading pool)
Additional playground equipment 7%
Fund raising for future special projects at Wilshire Park 3%
Establish more Neighborhood Watch areas 17%
Add more neighborhood wide events (such as NNO picnic/movies in the park). 25%
Suggestions (music/singing, holiday food drive, more early kids’ friendly events)__
More food vendors at Movie in the Park 3%
More beautification projects (such as Alameda Stairs Clean-up) 25% ( great job on stairs!)
Suggestions __( islands on 33rd, street art at intersections)______
Encourage more block parties, crosswalk at Ceasar Chavez and Fremont, low hanging/overlapping
trees 35 ->42nd, thin trees at Wilshire Park – too dark/cool
Contact: Nicole Anne Reik
Tel. (831) 238-0861
PINBALL OUTREACH PROJECT HQ TO OFFER MAY 20 ‘MORNING POP’
Nonprofit seeks to improve the lives of children by sharing the history and excitement of the game of pinball.
What: The Pinball Outreach Project (POP) HQ will open its doors in Northeast Portland during the morning hours of May 20 when the Portland Public Schools has scheduled a “late start” opening.
The “Morning POP” will feature free play on a variety of games in a safe, family-friendly venue.
Who: POP HQ welcomes children of all ages to the facility. Children under 13 play for free.
Where: The Pinball Outreach Project HQ is located at 4605 NE Fremont, Suite 104, Portland near the Smallwares restaurant.
When: Morning POP runs from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., May 20. A light snack will be provided.
Cost: The suggested donation for Morning POP is $5 per adult.
About Pinball Outreach Project (POP)
The Pinball Outreach Project opened its doors to the public in a family-friendly, brick-and-mortar space in April. The non-profit brings the family arcade experience directly to patients and their loved ones at children’s hospitals around the West Coast. The new POP Headquarters will make it easier for the public to support these efforts. In addition to free-play for children under 13 during specified hours, the public can play pinball games using tokens acquired through donations to the organization. The Pinball Outreach Project is a 501 (c) (3) public charity.
Help direct BWNA Board efforts in support of improving the quality of life within Beaumont Wilshire. See survey below, and give your feedback directly to firstname.lastname@example.org ( Note: Survey was passed out during Taste of Beaumont Event in April)
Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Survey – April 2015
Please indicate your recommendations for items of focus for the BWNA board of Directors to best impact the quality of life within our neighborhood. Circle up to three of listed items or add your own at end of survey.
Housing demolitions and replacements
Apartment building development
Fremont Neighborhood Corridor Mixed-use zoning in City’s Comp Plan
TriMet bus service on Fremont
Fremont and 33rd traffic control
Sidewalks on 47th
Wilshire Park water feature
Additional playground equipment
Fund raising for future special projects at Wilshire Park
Establish more Neighborhood Watch areas
Add more neighborhood wide events (such as NNO picnic/movies in the park).
More food vendors at Movie in the Park
More beautification projects (such as Alameda Stairs Clean-up)
The latest newsletter issue is up. Thanks to the BWNA newsletter staff for putting it together. Go to the Newsletter Issues drop-down menu below the Newsletter tab.
Or go directly to May-June 2015.
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 (email@example.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