Celeste Carey, neighborhood crime prevention specialist for King and surrounded n’hoods, writes us: ”Starting in September, I will present the concept of Livability Teams to Neighborhood Associations, Neighborhood Watches and Foot Patrols, informal neighbor groups and the NECN Safety & Livability Team. Community members will organize to report and remove graffiti, remove litter, observe and report other issues in the area related to crime, safety and livability. Teams can volunteer for projects, for a few hours, for specific tasks, and supervised youth are welcome too. Stay tuned, or if you’re really interested, call me, your friendly neighborhood Crime Prevention Coordinator, for more information at 503-823-4764.”
The city’s 2012 Gun Turn-in will be next Saturday, August 18th, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Memorial Coliseum. The reward for a turned-in gun is a gift certificate to Fred Meyer. For more info, get in touch with the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation at 503-220-1669.
Do you know a corner that needs a streetlight? Here’s how you can get the city to install one – http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/192894. Neighbors are required to ante up $500 to help pay for the light, and form a neighborhood watch.
At this past Wednesday’s King NA meeting, we voted to write a letter to the manager of the MLK Safeway, asking for vigilance on the part of store staff in keeping the parking lot and surrounding grounds clean. If you have ideas about how we can keep our neighborhood clean, and partners who can help us do it, please let us know.
In case you didn’t catch this, here’s a video of the M.O.M.S. walkers coming across a police stop of youth in an automobile, along MLK, as filmed by a member of Portland Copwatch.