Work Begins on Sunnyside Community House Good Neighbor Agreement

Thanks to everyone who attended a very productive January 8th meeting of the Safety and Livability Committee. We spent the entirety of the meeting taking the first steps toward a Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) with the Sunnyside Community House including discussing the goals and purpose of a good GNA (hint: the proof is in the process), outlining an approach (a smaller Drafting Subcommittee will work to craft language that reflects the higher level goals of the community as determined at the larger Safety & Livability meetings) and beginning to craft some core principles on which to build our agreement.

You can find an outline of the GNA process we discussed as well as minutes from the January 8th meeting below. We’ll continue our work on the GNA at the next meeting of the Safety & Livability Committee on February 5th.

Learn More About Radon and Test Your Home

As a non-profit organization, The American Lung Association has as one of its missions to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

One in every fifteen homes are subjected to high levels of radon exposure. And due to its naturally occurring, odorless, tasteless composition, it can easily go unnoticed. We would love to encourage your community to learn more about radon and possibly test their homes.

Please see the radon_infographic_ for more information about radon and a link as to where to purchase low-cost test kits.

Do Good Multnomah Cancels Planned Shelter in Sunnyside

Do Good Multnomah has found another home that is opening their doors for the winter in a space. In lieu of this cancellation, the Community House in Sunnyside will be operating a Winter Weather Emergency shelter as they have done the past two years. “This model requires an army of volunteers so if you are game, get involved,” writes John Mayer, Executive Director and chair of the Community House board. ” The more volunteers, the better it will be.”

Tuesday’s Safety & Livability meeting will still be held, with discussions about the continuation of the warming shelters that have been in place in the past. Please plan on attending. 6:30 PM at 3520 SE Yamhill Street.