According to Chad Stover, policy assistant to Mayor Charlie Hales, Friends of Last Thursday has applied for a permit for the May 30th Last Thursday. Here are the city’s conditions for approval of that permit:
This permit is effective on May 30, 2013 and does not authorize future closures.
FoLT is responsible for contracting 15 DPSST Certified Security and 20 volunteers to help manage the event. The 20 volunteers must have brightly colored shirts that are easily recognizable, indicating that they are volunteers. FoLT must show documentation that they have hired 15 DPSST Certified Security.
• FoLT must assign a minimum of 2 ambassadors per 2 blocks for communication with security and monitoring the event.
• FoLT must provide at least two portable restrooms every other block.
• FoLT must ensure that a minimum 18’ street width is maintained on Alberta Street.
• FoLT must help ensure that a minimum 14’ street width is maintained on side streets (no double parking allowed).
• FoLT must help ensure that there is no consumption of alcohol outside of designated areas.
• FoLT is responsible for managing musicians and keeping them in compliance with the City Noise Ordinance, as is required of organizers for each neighborhood street fair.
• FoLT must help clear the street promptly at 10 pm.
• The Street Closure permit does not authorize the use of fire in the closed street area. However, if the event organizer allows Performance Art/ Fire Effects, a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office must be obtained in advance.
• FoLT must help ensure that intersections remain free from obstructions (including vending carts, vehicles or moveable barricades) for 10’ from the adjoining streetavenue curb line.
• FoLT must help ensure that use of propane is under the benefit of permit through the Fire Marshall’s Office (FMO), including cooking and heating devices.
• FoLT must help ensure that street parking shall be no farther than 1’ from the curb in an area that allows parking, and no closer than 10’ to any hydrant.
• FoLT must help ensure that Hydrants and Fire Department Connections (FDCs) shall be free of any obstructions in a 3’ radius, or 6’ diameter, and have clear access to the street.
• FoLT must help ensure that all exits in any business open to the public shall be maintained clear of all obstacles.
Portland’s 5th Annual Graffiti Abatement Summit is being held on Thursday May 23rd 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn St). This summit is a training attended by graffiti abatement officials, the DA, police officers, and community members interested in the topic of graffiti abatement and removal. The summit is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone who feels comfortable to RSVP and attend this meeting.
See this flyer for details.
Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) has been notified that there will also be a community protest outside the summit starting an hour before at 5:30pm. The organizers want this to be a peaceful, family-friendly event. Their goal is to open up a dialogue regarding the presence of art in public spaces.
PSAA hopes that this gathering will help the city re-evaluate how we can better collectively care for our shared public spaces. PSAA members will be at the protest to share information, network, and document the event. We hope to see you all there! Please stay tuned for more information.
Public Discussions & Events in conjunction with
Ice Cream Social with Bitch Media:
NEXT-GEN FEMINIST MEDIA IN PORTLAND
Sponsored by Ruby Jewel
Sunday, May 19th, after the 2pm Matinee (4pm approx.)
The Left Hand of Darkness asked provocative questions about gender and sexuality when it was first published in 1969, in the early years of second-wave feminism. What questions are third-wave and younger feminists asking today? Bitch Media, publishers of Bitch Magazine, are headquartered just a few blocks from Portland Playhouse in North Portland. We’ve asked them to join us at the theatre, respond to the play, and share their outlook on the world— all over FREE ice cream from Ruby Jewel.
A Post-Matinee Discussion
Saturday, May 25th, after the 2pm Matinee (4pm approx.)
Critics and theorists respond to The Left Hand of Darkness in this special post-matinee discussion. Delve into the themes and significance of the novel with Le Guin specialist Tony Wolk of the Portland State University English Department, gender theorist Ann Mussey of PSU’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and Brian Weaver, Artistic Director of Portland Playhouse. Moderated by Ruth Wikler-Luker (Portland Playhouse).
The First Annual Walk of the Heroines Lecture
Thursday, May 2 | 5:30p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union 338
Portland State University | 1825 SW Broadway
In honor of the many donors who have made the Walk of the Heroines a success, this event brings together a dynamic panel of speakers to discuss the factors involved in designing and sustaining urban gardens as places of community formation and participation.
- Carol Mayer-Reed, Partner-in-Charge of Landscape Architecture, Mayer/Reed
- Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Indigenous Nations Studies/UNST Intructor, PSU
- Meera Norris, co-founder of “Seeds for Understanding” (Muslim Community Center), PSU Alumna
Free and open to the public.
This event will be sign language interpreted.