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Land Use Committee Meeting – May 4

Agenda 6:00p.m.  Introductions 6:05p.m.  Discussion of new six-unit condominium at 1904 SE Tacoma and the Residential Infill Project including ideas for promoting missing middle housing.  (Developer K&C Custom Homes canceled their presentation.) 6:35p.m.  Update on Grand Avenue street vacation – Diana Richardson, Property Owner 6:40p.m.  Update on development plans on the two blocks east of the Sellwood Bridge […]

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General Meeting and Board Election – May 4

Agenda 7:30p.m.   Welcome – Introductions 7:40p.m.   Review and pass minutes of April 6 General Meeting 7:45p.m.   Election Process – Nominations Committee Committee members describe the election process and introduce each person running for office. Candidates provide a brief summary of their reasons for running for the board. 8:15p.m.   Election of Board […]

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Sellwood Bridge Closure – 6:00a.m. May 20, – 6:00a.m. May 21

Message from Mike Pullen Multnomah County Communications Coordinator    The Sellwood Bridge will be closed Friday, May 20, from 6 am until 6 am on Saturday, May 21. The contractor is installing long, pre-stressed concrete girders for the north half of the east approach. The bridge will reopen as early as possible after the girders are installed.

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Neighborhood Clean Up Day – May 21, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Volunteers are invited to come at 8:15a.m. and bring gloves to this annual event held again this year at the south-end parking area of Westmoreland Park starting at 9:00a.m. and ending promptly at 2:00p.m. Call 503.794.8212 for more information about volunteering. Proof of residency in the SMILE area is required for each load brought, such as […]

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Comp Plan Testimony Presented to City Council April 14, 2016

The following documents were written by the SMILE Land Use Committee in response to the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan Amendments brought by members of the City Council. We thank the Land Use Committee participants for their many hours spent researching these complex issues and developing cogent positions as our SMILE representatives to the City. […]

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Proposed Portland Parks and Recreation Budget Reductions – Letter from Director Mike Abbate

Dear Friends and Partners,  PP&R, in collaboration with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Bureau’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has submitted the Bureau’s Requested Budget to Mayor Hales. Our BAC includes the Parks Board, representatives from the neighborhood coalitions and representatives from the African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) […]

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Getting Ready for the “Big One” and Other Emergencies Too!

In the event of a major disaster, neighbors helping neighbors will be the way we survive until help comes from the outside. From now through December, SMILE is offering a set of three, one-hour sessions on preparing for earthquakes and other disasters. We are looking for volunteers to help by hosting/or helping with “Block Parties”. […]

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