NECN Committee meetings in April – all hosted in our n’hood.

There are four Northeast Coalition of Neighborhood committee meetings next week – and they should all be great discussions. Anyone is welcome to attend any of these, and they’re all held in King neighborhood, in NECN’s office, where King NA meets – at 4815 NE 7th Avenue, the King Facility building.


Safety & Livability Team (SALT): meets Monday, April 21st, 6:30 – 8:30. Last Thursday on Alberta Street will begin again in May ~~ come learn from City and Portland Police Bureau representatives about this year’s plans to support the event. Chad Stover from the mayor’s office and N. Precinct commander Mike Leloff will be among those in attendance.

Community Economic Development Committee (CEDC): meets Tuesday, April 22nd, at 6:30.

CEDC has a terrific guest speaker, Tony DeFalco of Verde and the Living Cully Ecodistrict. Tony will talk about anti-displacement strategies for the Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland, where neighbors and community partners are working to preserve housing affordability, retain existing neighborhood businesses, and help families achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC): meets Wednesday, April 23rd, at 7 pm. Metro Councilor Sam Chase will share the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project, which looks looks at how our current land use and transportation choices will effect greenhouse gas emissions and future livability standards in the region.

Schools Committee: meets Thursday, April 24th, at 7 pm. Agenda still being worked on.


Contact NECN for more info on any of these committees: or 503-388-5004.








Life Transitions: a talk by Dr. Janet Taylor, April 15th.

Proudly hosting Life Transitions with Dr. Janet Taylor

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PRESERVE Coalition and Urban League of Portland will host a national expert in health, Dr. Janet Taylor.

Dr. Janet Taylor


Life Transitions with Dr. Janet Taylor is sponsored by PRESERVE Coalition and Urban League of Portland.  Dr. Taylor is on tour with the Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour in Portland on April 15th. Join Dr. Taylor in a short lecture on life transitions.

Dr. Janet Taylor is a Community Psychiatrist in New York City, the Bronx and Queens. The practice of Community Mental Health is extremely rewarding to Dr. Taylor, because “being on the frontline with individuals and their families battling the emotional and economic impact of Mental Illness is where I can make a difference”.  Join members of the Urban League of Portland and PRESERVE Coalition at the Muliticulural Seniors Center on April 15th from 11:00am-12:00pm for a short lecture on Life Transitions

Please RSVP early to this event. Space is limited
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King School PTA Survey.



Please help us plan out future priorities for King PTA.

We know your time is valuable, but we’d really like to hear from you.

PTA is working to establish its budget and programming priorities for the 2014-15 academic year. In order to make the best use of our energy and resources, we want to hear from all members of the King PTA and understand your valuable perspective on helping our school and all of its students to realize their full potential.

Your responses to the following questions will be very helpful in our development of a strong, clear agenda to begin the next school year.

More information at the King School PTA website!

Agenda for King NA’s meeting this Wednesday.

 King Neighborhood Association general meeting

April 9, 2014, at 6:30 pm, at 4815 NE 7th Avenue

KNA General meeting agenda.

6:30    Welcome and introductions; approval of minutes and agenda; announcements.

6:40     Maureen Mimiaga, Egg Hunt.

6:45     Update from the Portland Police Bureau; crime and safety in King. Eileen Kennedy – NET training.

6:55     Jonah Majure, Public Water Trust initiative.

7:20     Proposed by-laws changes for the NA.

7:40     Board announcements, committee reports and upcoming events.

8:20     Adjourn.

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Coming up in King….

King NA holds a general meeting next Wednesday, April 9th, at 6:30 pm. We’ll be talking about changes to NA by-laws, hearing about the local Public Water Trust campaign (, and checking in with our committees and spring event planning teams.

If you are joining us for our April meeting, you are invited to bring (dry) food donations for the Portland Food Project, helping to mitigate hunger in our city. We’ll meet at NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue.

Later this month, there will be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the naming of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. If you are interested in doing some volunteer work to help – outreach to organizations in our neighborhood, primarily – email us at info@ and we’ll put you in touch with the organizers.

Thursday, April 10th, community leaders are holding the first meeting of a discussion and working group on affordable housing. All residents of the area are invited to participate. The meeting will be held at NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, at 6:30 pm. Email us for more info on the meeting.

Sunday, April 20th: Join us at our Tiny Tots Egg Hunt, in Two Plum Park! We kick things off for the littles ones – five yo and under – at 10:30 am. Eggs will be filled with nut-free candies.

We’ll be holding our neighborhood Clean-up on the 26th of April, Saturday, from about 10 am to 1 pm, in the Police Precinct’s parking lot. Bring us your junk and debris, and a small fee, and we’ll haul it away for you. More info to come.

If you’re interested in becoming part of a King safety NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team), email Eileen Kennedy:

Transportation forum with Metro, this Thursday

Your voice is important: Join Metro for a community forum on the future of our transportation system


Metro is hosting a series of community discussions about the future of transportation investments.  Join us on April 3, at the Madison High School Library and meet with Metro councilors Sam Chase, Bob Stacey and Shirley Craddick.  This is your opportunity to meet with your councilors, give your input on regional plans, and help shape the future of the region.

Join us at this community forum

5:30 p.m. open house
6:00 p.m. Metro Councilor welcome
6:20 p.m. discussion tables
7:30 p.m. Adjourn

April 3, Multnomah County

Madison High School library
2735 NE 82nd Ave., Portland

Metro is seeking public comments through our survey site from Thursday, March 27 through Monday, May 5.  You can also give more detailed feedback on the plans and programs that will shape our region for the next 25 years.
Information that you provide will inform:

Open Forum on the May ballot measure concerning water/sewer management in Portland.

Please help us spread the word to let folks in your neighborhoods know that on Thursday, April 10th, from 7-9pm, the Buckman Community Association will host an open forum on the Ballot Measure that would remove from City Council management the Water and Sewer (BES) services.
The forum will be held in our regular meeting space, the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Many Portlanders (ourselves included!) are relatively clueless about this measure and its potential impacts on water/sewer rates, but also the environment and related programs.
At the forum you will:
Find out about the measure from the initiative proponents..its purpose, what it creates and what we can expect. How it will aid ratepayers.
Hear from the opponents why this is a bad idea and how it could negatively affect the city, its residents and the environment.  How it will hurt ratepayers.
Get your questions answered.
The BCA remains neutral and is hosting the forum to create an opportunity for Portlanders to become informed about this serious proposal before the ballots arrive in April.
All are welcome!!  We especially invite those from other inner eastside Portland neighborhood to come.  Refreshments will be served at the break.
If you have any “pre-questions” feel free to email me personally or the BCA Board as a
We look forward to seeing you there!!