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2016 Richmond Cleanup, Rummage Sale and Plant Sale/Swap

Saturday, May 21, 9am–1 pm
Central Christian Church,  1844 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd. (between Harrison & Hawthorne)

  • $15-$25/car or truck, depending on size of load
  • Items collected:  Please see the list of ACCEPTABLE AND NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS 
  • Please recycle paper and cardboard at your curbside curbside and refrain from bringing it to the Cleanup.
  • Pro-tip: Farwest Fibers accepts block styrofoam for free.  Farwest also accepts non-curbside plastic.
  • Huge Rummage Sale:  household items, furniture, gardening tool, books, clothes — you set the price!
  • Plant Sale:  Huge selection of annuals, perennials, bulbs, veggie starts, seeds, plastic pots, hanging baskets.  Staffed by Master Gardener, Landscape Architect, and native plant expert.
  • Want to volunteer? Three 2-hour shifts available – food provided plus free drop-off of a load of ACCEPTABLE waste/recyclables.

Questions? Contact richmondcleanup@gmail.com or call 503-206-6529.

The Cleanup is put on in conjunction with Metro, SE Uplift, and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

May 2016

RNA Board Special Session 
Tuesday, May 3, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

  • Agenda: to discuss election procedure

RNA Board Meeting
Monday, May 9, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd


Division Design Committee Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main


Sewallcrest Park Herbicide-Free Parks work party – help keep Sewallcrest Park Herbicide Free.

  • 1st Sunday of every month, 10am-noon at Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market.
  • Sewallcrest is one of only three herbicide-free parks in the city.
  • Questions?  contact Caran: 503-777-5980 or carangoodall@comcast.net

 

Call for candidates – join the Richmond board

The Richmond Neighborhood Association (RNA) elections are just around the corner!

In June, we will be electing or re-electing at least eight board members.

We have new election rules in place.

  1. Declare your candidacy: You must declare your candidacy in person at an RNA meeting prior to election night.
    If you have any interest in joining the RNA board please come to the next regular meeting on Monday, May 9th to declare your candidacy. This next regular RNA meeting is your last chance to run for a board seat in our June 2016 election.
  2. Candidate statements: If possible, we’d like you to bring a short candidate statement with you to the meeting. It doesn’t have to be a formal essay, just 250 words (or less) about why you would like to join the RNA board. But don’t worry if your candidate statement isn’t ready for the May meeting.
    Candidate statements are voluntary, and can be accepted until May 23rd.

We believe that the RNA should be representative of the entire neighborhood. We need diverse voices and new energy on the board. So please come to the regular May meeting (details below) to explore running for a board seat. And if you don’t have the time or the interest in running for a board seat, please share this message with your neighbors. Let’s shine a light on the election process and get more people involved on the local level!

RNA regular board meeting
Monday, May 9, 2016
7 pm – 9 pm
Waverly Heights Congregational United Church of Christ
3300 SE Woodward St.
Enter through the east side door for the basement meeting room.

April 2016

RNA Board Meeting
Monday, April 11, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd
NOTE EARLY START @ 6:30pm

Agenda:

  • Introductions/Minutes/Announcements (15 minutes)
  • Committee Reports (30 minutes)
  • SE Hawthorne/Salmon Project Traffic Impact Update (15 minutes) Matthew Gough
  • SE Richmond – South Tabor Sewer Project (15 minutes) Joe Tulsi
  • Consider Election Reform Committee proposal (70 minutes) Brendon Haggerty

Communications Committee Meeting
Sunday, April 17, 2-3:30pm @ Hedge House

Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting
Monday, April 25th 7:00-9:00pm @ Waverly Church, SE Woodward and SE 33rd
Agenda:
  • On Buildings, Swans, and the Climate Crisis – Could practical avenues be emerging to keep fossil fuels in the ground? Zack Semke, Director of Business Development with construction company Hammer & Hand, will share how unexpected developments in renewable energy, efficiency, and urbanism provide reasons for hope.
  • Better Transit on Division – How can Trimet and Portland make the #4 bus better? Jennifer Koozer of Trimet will introduce a project to figure that out.  Ideas include higher capacity, articulated buses, more bus shelters, and intersection improvements.

Ethics Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 27th
6:30-9:30pm @ TBD


Division Design Committee Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main


Sewallcrest Park Herbicide-Free Parks work party – help keep Sewallcrest Park Herbicide Free.

  • 1st Sunday of every month, 10am-noon at Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market.
  • Sewallcrest is one of only three herbicide-free parks in the city.
  • Questions?  contact Caran: 503-777-5980 or carangoodall@comcast.net

March 2016

RNA Board Meeting
Monday, March 14, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda:

  • Committee Reports, including Elections, Division Design Initiative, Open Space, and more (75 mins)
  • RNA Notification Policy (15 minutes)
  • Letter of Support Decision – Fix Our Streets Portland (15 minutes)

DRAFT MINUTES


Communications Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 12, 10-11:30 am @ TBD

MINUTES


NEW! Land Use/Transportation Committee meeting
Monday, March 28, 7-9 PM @ Waverly UCC,  3300 SE Woodward

Agenda:

  • Residential zones and Mixed Use Zone proposals
    • Marty Stockton of the City’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will discuss several elements of the city’s ongoing Comprehensive Plan Update
  • 4926 SE Division Mixed Use Project (with Green Zebra Market)
    • David Mullens from Urban Development Group will present plans for a 4-story Mixed Use building at the SW corner of Division and 50th

MINUTES


Ethics Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-9:30pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd


Division Design Committee Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main


Sewallcrest Park Herbicide-Free Parks work party – help keep Sewallcrest Park Herbicide Free.

  • 1st Sunday of every month, 10am-noon at Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market.
  • Sewallcrest is one of only three herbicide-free parks in the city.
  • Questions?  contact Caran: 503-777-5980 or carangoodall@comcast.net


 

2/17: Community Meeting to Respond to Toxic Air Pollution in Inner SE

Community Meeting to Respond to Toxic Air Pollution in Inner SE
When: Wednesday, February 17th, 6:30 to 8:30
Where: Abernethy Auditorium
Who: Anyone who is concerned about recent revelations of unacceptably high levels of toxics in our air
Why: This is a meeting for all community members from Abernethy, Cleveland, HAND, Richmond and beyond who are concerned about toxics in our air and interested in exploring how to take action together.

February 2016

RNA Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 7-9pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda: We will hear from applicants, and discuss possible actions, which could include consideration of a letter from the RNA, involving two land use applications in Richmond:

  • 4405 SE Division St. (at 44th) This is a Land Division Partition, to remove the existing house, and divide the lot into three lots.  The proposal is to put to adjoining rowhouses on two of the lots, and a single-family house on the third lot.  All three lots will have off-street parking.
  • 1934 SE 37th Ave. (at Harrison) The proposal is for modifications to an existing house.  The basement currently is partly living space and partly garage. The proposal is to convert it all to living space. The applicants are asking for an adjustment in order to not have an off-street parking space for the house.

2/4/16 Minutes

LUT Committee – New meeting!
Monday, February 22, 7-9pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda:
1. Jason Miner, Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, will speak on:
Affordability, Land Use Policy, Transportation, Investment,
and National Trends in Urban Land Use
1000 Friends was formed in 1975 to support and advocate for Oregon’s innovative Land Use program, including the Urban Growth Boundaries, and continues in that role. Recently, they have been advocating for affordable housing provisions in the Comprehensive Plan Update.

2. 3322 Chavez Subdivision Application
Bob Cushman has applied for a subdivision of the lot at 3322 SE Cesar Chavez. The existing house would be removed, and a private street with 6 rowhouses facing it would be built, on 6 lots. Parking would be provided. The Committee will discuss whether RNA should make a recommendation regarding this application.

2/22/16 Minutes


RNA Board Meeting
February 8, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda:

  • Refine vision statement for the RNA (25 minutes)
  • Develop another measurable goal for RNA in 2016 (35 minutes)
  • Communications committee proposal (10 minutes)
  • Neighborhood policy regarding homeless camps (20 minutes)

February Board Meeting Minutes


RNA Election Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 7-8:30pm @ Waverly UCC – SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda:

  • General Business
  • Voter Eligibility
  • Remedies for disputed elections
  • Board stacking
  • Develop the Election Committee presentation to the Board
  • Wrap up

February Election Committee Minutes


RNA Ethics Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 6:30-9:30pm @ Waverly UCC – SE Woodward and 33rd


Division Design Committee Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main


Sewallcrest Park Herbicide-Free Parks work party – help keep Sewallcrest Park Herbicide Free.

  • 1st Sunday of every month, 10am-noon at Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market.
  • Sewallcrest is 1 of only 3 herbicide free parks in the city.
  • Questions?  contact Caran: 503-777-5980 or carangoodall@comcast.net

January 2016

RNA Board Meeting
January 11, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

There are two agenda topics for January’s meeting:

  • We will work to create a vision statement for the RNA and
  • We will work to set some goals for the RNA in 2016.

Minutes


RNA Election Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 7-8:30pm @ Waverly UCC – SE Woodward and 33rd

  • General Business (5 minutes)
  • Voting process(40 minutes)
  • Remedies for disputed elections (20 minutes)
  • Board stacking (20 minutes)
  • Meeting Wrap Up and Action Items (5 minutes)

Minutes


RNA Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting
Monday, January 25, 7-9pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

  • Kristin Eberhard, Senior Researcher at the Sightline Institute, will speak on: “What YOU can do about Climate Change”
  • Developer Adam Jones will give a presentation on a planned 10-unit apartment building at 2515 SE 41st Ave. just south of Division. Jones will listen to feedback and answer questions about the project.

Minutes


RNA Ethics Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30-9:30pm @ Waverly UCC – SE Woodward and 33rd


 

Division Design Committee Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main


Sewallcrest Park Herbicide-Free Parks work party – help keep Sewallcrest Park Herbicide Free.

  • 1st Sunday of every month, 10am-noon at Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market.
  • Sewallcrest is 1 of only 3 herbicide free parks in the city.
  • Questions?  contact Caran: 503-777-5980 or carangoodall@comcast.net

Richmond Winter 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter Winter 2016

December 2015

RNA Board Meeting
December 7, 7-9 pm @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd

Agenda: The RNA board will take stock of what we have accomplished this year.


RNA Election Committee Meeting
DATE CORRECTION: Thursday, December 17, 7-8:30pm @ Waverly Church, SE Woodward and 33rd

On the agenda:

  • Discussion: Notice of Elections
  • Discussion: Mid-term Vacancies

MINUTES


RNA Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting
TBD as needed @ Waverly Church basement, SE Woodward and 33rd


Division Design Committee Meeting
4th Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm @ SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main