September SNA Meeting Notes

At our September General monthly meeting Maggie Derk from PBOT gave a lucid presentation on the Hawthorne Pave and Paint Project alternatives. The analysis and its context can be found on PBOT’s website ( It was one of many presentations Maggie has made as PBOT solicits public input in advance of making a recommendation. There is an online survey on the website or you can make your views known directly by email to [email protected].

Last month, I asked readers for personal stories about how you are meeting challenges related to the pandemic. Lorraine, Jessie, and Russell shared some beautiful personal stories. Given monthly deadlines it was hard to get reader input for this newsletter so I’ll repeat the request. In 250 words or (much) less, how have you responded to the pandemic? Please email your submissions to [email protected] and we’ll share them in future issues.

Interested in joining the SNA Board? We currently have two openings. It’s easy to see what we’re all about – just join one of our general meetings on the second Thursday of each month 7–9 p.m.  Our website ( has the Zoom link and an agenda is posted a week in advance.

In October the SNA will, among other things, take up the question of homelessness. Homelessness, especially encampments, will be discussed at the Safety and Livability Committee meeting Tuesday, October 4th, and continue at the general meeting October 8th. Stay well.

Dave Boush