By Nancy Tannler At a recent Sunnyside Neighborhood Association (SNA) Land Use meeting, the subject of zoning and the future development of Hawthorne Blvd. and Belmont St. were the focal point of the evening. The look and size of new developments taking place in Portland is allowed by zoning regulations […]
By Midge Pierce Score another round for citizen volunteer efforts to protect Mt. Tabor Park. At a June 25 City Council...
By Don MacGillivray If anyone thinks Portland isn’t serious about climate change, think again. The City recently adopted...
By Don MacGillivray Those with disproportionate risk suffer from the disparities of opportunity. This is especially...
By Nancy Tannler Portland’s Neighborhood Associations (NAs) are a microcosm of government. They are one of the first places a person can turn to if they need help solving a neighborhood problem. Others become involved because they feel a social responsibility. They are a unique institution that not every city […]Read more ›
On June 3, Portland City Council unanimously approved a resolution instructing the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to establish a pilot program to advance deconstruction (disassembly of structures) in order to salvage materials for reuse. Mayor Hales said that Council is committed to moving fast on this issue. He reiterated […]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray As housing rents grow at rates faster than inflation those without income or housing have few choices. A structural budget gap exists between the city’s affordable housing goals and the available funding to implement them. Communities of color continue to experience lower median income levels than that […]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler A meeting of SE Uplift board members and local citizens quickly convened to discuss Mayor Hales proposal to move the Right 2 Dream Too (R2D2), a nonprofit organization, camp to the Central east side. Board members were under the assumption that a decision about the location of […]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce By the time you read this, the fate of the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs will either be sealed or entering the most intensive, expensive round of legal machinations yet. Depending on the outcome of a May 28 City Council appeal hearing on construction to disconnect the reservoirs from city […]Read more ›
By Stephyn Quirke For nearly 100 years, residents in Southeast Portland have fought the Brooklyn rail yard. In 1924 several residents complained that the noise of train assemblies was waking them up in the night and interfering with the enjoyment of their property, and sued the Southern Pacific railroad, which […]Read more ›