Dear neighbors, though stalwart northwesterners we may be, it is jarring to envision our ice cream social under a rain soaked canopy on the tail end of such a lovely summer. We shall see if the weather cooperates, but if it doesn’t, we will likely retreat to the dry confines of SE Uplift (3534 SE Main Street) for our meeting this afternoon. Either way we will have someone posted at Laurelhurst Park until at least 4:30pm to make sure everyone knows the plan.
This month’s issue of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Newsletter contains a notice of upcoming Board Elections and a bylaws amendment votes, an article describing the Citizens Climate Lobby’s work to advance a bipartisan carbon policy, a link to an important Transportation Survey, Gardening tips, upcoming events at Belmont Library and more. Click the link below to read on. You can also visit the Newsletter Archives page to view past issues.
The Park Watch training session that was cancelled because of weather is now rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM with the joint efforts of the Sunnyside Neighborhood and the Crime Prevention Program with the City of Portland. We will be gathering at the Sunnyside Community House at 3520 SE Yamhill street to create an active Watch Group for the Sunnyside Elementary School Park. Some clarifying details about this training and its purpose are provided below:
The Name of the training is commonly known as a “Park Watch” however with some confusion due to the name (people thinking this training is offered through Portland Parks & Recreation when it is under Office of Community & Civic Life) we currently are calling organized groups with focuses on parks simply a “Watch Group”. The training is structured under the same model as our current Neighborhood Watch program trainings.
The focus and purpose for this group organizing is to work together to bring positive activities and increase livability to the location known as Sunnyside Elementary School Park.
This training is also open for those who do not wish to join the group but would like to only receive the valuable public safety training that comes along with it.
• Training material covered include but are not limited to:
• Calling 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency
• Being a good witness/reporter
• How to work with your community
• The difference between police and park rangers
• Reporting in Portland Parks
• Utilizing your organized group for emergency preparedness
• Accessing city tools and resources to increase livability as a community
This training is structured to help communities organize under a common goal of bettering their community. It is not intended to function as a community problem-solving forum. This training is tightly scheduled to respect the time and participation of all our partners and community members involved. It is a great start to bringing the organized community closer together to make positive change in the City of Portland.
Due to the forecast of impending heavy snow this weekend, the Parks and Safety Training session that was scheduled for Sunnyside’s Community House on Saturday, February 9th has been cancelled. We will be rescheduling the event for another date. Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life expressed their concern about the weather and the presenter’s safety, and reached out to the coordinator of this event. It was decided to cancel in the best interests for the safety and convenience of Sunnyside’s residents.
A new date and time for this training will be announced as soon as possible.
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association board has scheduled a combined session for establishing a Park Watch and Public Safety Training for Saturday, February 9th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Sunnyside Community House located at 3520 SE Yamhill Street, Portland OR 97214. This 2 hour session will be presented by Cassondra Rosales, Crime Prevention Coordinator with the Crime Prevention Program of the Portland Office of Community & Civic Life.