Author Archives: Kate Washington

About Kate Washington

Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.
  1. PDNA Invites Fritz to Meet

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    Thank you, everyone, for your interest, support, and patience as we sort through the Right 2 Dream Too move and our communication with the City. At our September 12th board meeting, we voted to release the funds set aside should we ever need to use legal action. On the advice of our coalition Neighbors West-Northwest, because this may become a legal matter, we are being mindful of what information we put in the public. Neighborhood associations are not bound by the same open meetings/records rules as everyday business in these specific and very limited cases.

     

    We are trying to get Commissioner Fritz into the neighborhood to address the PDNA (not just individual buildings) and this is the letter we sent yesterday.

     

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    Link to PDF version of the letter

    Link to initial letter opposing lack of public process

     

    If you would like to share your thoughts, here is contact information:

     

    Charlie Hales, Mayor

    e-mail:  mayorhales@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4120

     

    Amanda Fritz, Commissioner

    e-mail: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-3008

     

    Nick Fish, Commissioner

    e-mail: Nick@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-3589

     

    Steve Novick, Commissioner

    e-mail: Steve.Novick@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4682

     

    Dan Saltzman, Commissioner

    e-mail: dan@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4151

  2. Committee Reports

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    The 2013-2014 goal for the PDNA communications committee is to develop an inter-committee culture that emphasizes communicating with the PDNA membership and neighbors about what the PDNA is doing. Currently, the committee uses monthly electronic newsletters, but news can get out more quickly than that. To that end, committee members have volunteered to be liaisons who fill out a short report after each meeting and then the tidbits of news are shared on Facebook. We will try to upload the files regularly to the website so those who do not use Facebook can also keep up with the PDNA’s work.

     

    Keep in mind that meeting reports are not committee meeting minutes. Minutes are made publicly available here and often experience a delay in being uploaded because they must be voted on at the next meeting and most of our committees only meet once a month (hence the desire to get the word out a little more quickly.)

     

    All files are PDFs, which is hopefully convenient for you to view.

     

    Communications Meeting: August 15, 2013

    Livability & Safety Meeting: August 26, 2013

    Planning & Transportation Meeting: September 3, 2013

    Emergency Preparedness Meeting: September 9, 2013

    Board Meeting: September 12, 2013

    Planning & Transportation Meeting: September 17, 2013

    Communications Meeting: September 19, 2013

     

    If you would like to volunteer to be a liaison for a committee you already attend or would like to join the communications committee, please email us (communications@pearldistrict.org). We currently need people to report on the Fundraising Committee and the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

  3. PDNA Opposes Lack of Public Process and Code Violations

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    The City of Portland is proposing to move the Right 2 Dream Too camp from Burnside to under the Broadway Bridge. We have provided links below to articles which summarize the story. Below those links is a letter opposing this proposal on the grounds that there has been no public process (deliberately, we learned) and the institutionalization of camping violates both the Portland Development Commission’s mission and several City and State codes and zoning laws. We encourage you to respond to this matter if you feel compelled, but remember that the issue is not about property values, it’s about the City’s violation of  our trust and its own integrity.

     

    The Oregonian

     

    The Portland Mercury

     

    Encampments

     

    Link to PDF version of the letter

     

    If you would like to share your thoughts, here is contact information:

     

    Charlie Hales, Mayor

    e-mail:  mayorhales@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4120

     

    Amanda Fritz, Commissioner

    e-mail: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-3008

     

    Nick Fish, Commissioner

    e-mail: Nick@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-3589

     

    Steve Novick, Commissioner

    e-mail: Steve.Novick@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4682

     

    Dan Saltzman, Commissioner

    e-mail: dan@portlandoregon.gov

    phone: 503-823-4151