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Join us for our Monthly Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

August 7th 7-9pm 
PBS Conference Center
4343 SW Corbett Avenue

Questions about Civic Life’s proposed
elimination of Portland’s neighborhood system?

There has been a lot of talk about "an imminent proposed code change that may have significant impact on neighbors and neighborhoods regarding civic engagement with the city. The Office of Community and Civic Life (a bureau that reports to Commissioner Eudaly) established a committee to review the existing code and inform more inclusive and representative language. The code revision committee met on Thursday, July 18. The committee adopted aspirational language for the inclusion of all Portlanders in the civic engagement process and this portion of the code language is thoughtful and an improvement. However, they also eliminated the Standards for neighborhood associations (public meeting notices, right to speak, public record keeping, voting and decisions) and the neighborhood system as a process by which residents can receive information and provide feedback to the city. They did not identify another route for civic engagement in the code that would provide accountability." (SWNews August 2019 by Sylvia Bogert). 

On July 31st SWNI held a summit meeting to discuss the proposed code changes and develop a solutions-oriented position to present to city council and other vested parties. For updates and more information regarding this proposed code change please visit https://swni.org/ 

We encourage you to speak out and make your voice heard within the community and to our City Council Members. 

The Jolly Roger is hosting a National Night Out event on August 6th from 6-9pm. Come join them for live music, food and drink specials. Bring your own chair and join the party!
Located at 5627 SW Kelly Avenue Tel. 5032455040

Movies in the Park 

Bring your popcorn and a blanket to watch the movie Up at Elizabeth Caruthers park in the South Waterfront. Before the movie enjoy the music of The Mars Rovers and eclectic classic rock and blues band. The free event starts at 6:30pm on August 22nd. We look forward to seeing you there!

For the full list of events throughout the city please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554
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