Please join us for an evening of food and conversation at 7 pm on December 12th in the Fireside Room at SE Uplift (3534 SE Main St.). In addition to the fine repast we expect (and you all will bring), Representative Rob Nosse will join us to give an update on legislative priorities for the upcoming year. We hope many of you can make it. Please bring forks. We have plates, cups and spoons but the population of forks at SE Uplift have a habit of wandering off. Thank you.
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is hosting an educational event to address the challenges we face as the city continues to change. Crisis and Conscience: Understanding and Responding to Portland’s Housing & Homelessness Emergency will take the place of our October General Meeting (regular meetings will resume on Thursday, Nov. 14), and will be a directed panel discussion with a number of representatives from city agencies, community organizations, and residents; including officials from the Joint Office of Homelessness Services, Sunnyside Environmental School, Rental Providers for Positive Change, and the Portland Police Department. The panel’s goal is to discuss the causes and consequences of Portland’s now four-year long housing emergency, present direct feedback from residents, and expose neighbors to organizations and initiatives responding to the crisis.
• Marc Jolin, Joint Office of Homelessness Services Director
• Mike Krantz, Portland Police Department Central Commander
• Amy Kleiner, Sunnyside Environmental School Principal
• Erin Martin, United Methodist Church District Superintendent
• Vince Masiello, Compassionate Change District Peer Advocate
• Edith Casterline, Rental Providers for Positive Change
• Ellen Greaney, LCSW, CADCIII, CODA, Multnomah Co. Health Dept.
• Tremaine Clayton, Portland Fire & Rescue Community Healthcare Assessment Team Coordinator
The discussion will include a presentation on the current state of our housing crisis by Marc Jolin, questions addressed to the panel collected from the community over the past few months, and questions directly from the audience.
The event will be held at Sunnyside Elementary School’s Auditorium (3421 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR), October 10 7pm-9pm. We invite everyone to join us for this important and informative discussion and to submit specific questions and comments you would like the panel to address by emailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submitting a comment on this post. Comments submitted via this form will not be publicly visible.
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 meeting is open to the public and will take place at Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill Street.
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Sunnyside Community House Good Neighbor Agreement work session.
Detailed Agenda (subject to change)
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.