Board Meeting Minutes 2012-01-09

Eliot Neighborhood Minutes 1/9/2012

7:04— Introductions (Encouragement by Allan Rudwick to learn about what is going on in your neighborhood and take on a board position.)

Minutes are read and approved

7:15—Crime Blotter

Officer Pete Helzer

Discussion of crime (shootings) specifically at Williams and Fremont an intersection which seems to attract crime.

What can we do?

  • Get to know the kids in the community
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Offer to mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters

7:40— Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel Presentation

Bryce Halverson and Pamela Weatherspoon Reed

  • Explanation of each floor and its purpose
  • New construction but they already had a children’s hospital. Now they have 165 private patient rooms.
  • Grand Opening Saturday, February 11th 12:00-6:00pm

Lee wants to know what will happen to the old space and would Emanuel Hospital ever consider creating or providing food/pharmacy spaces to enhance the community?

Bryce Halverson responds that the old children’s hospital will be remodeled and made into new departments.  He also states that Legacy Emanuel is always looking for ways to enhance the neighborhood and although things like a pharmacy and places for eating are not in the plans adding to the neighborhood can be seen even through the donation of the land for the community garden.

8:00—Eliot and Blazer Partnership Agreement

Angela Kremer

  • Beautification Grant for next three years which is contingent upon having a parking permit plan.
  • Angela motions that the board approve livability partnership between Eliot Neighborhood and the Blazers.

Julie Woelfer asks if PAM and the Lloyd District have already signed on.

Angela answers that they have not.

  • Motion passes with all in favor none opposed
  • Kirsten Jenkins motions that Angela Kremer represent the ENA within the partnership and that she also finds an alternate.

8:20—May Neighborhood Cleanup

Julie Woelfer

  • Highlights that last year over ten tons of material was hauled out of Eliot Neighborhood
  • Asks for men from Volunteers of America to be involved again
  • Asks that Emanuel Hospital provide the space again
  • Asks that New Seasons and Wonder Ballroom be kind enough to donate again like they did last year
  • Date will be determined, but a weekend in May is the most likely

8:30—Historical Marker Gateway Project

Kirsten Jenkins

Completion is set for spring of 2012

8:40—Board Retreat Date Selection

Allan Rudwick

  • Goal of the retreat is to give the board direction and vision
  • Open to anyone who would like to come
  • March 12th regularly scheduled meeting—board agenda canceled and meeting lengthened from 6:00-9:00pm

8:50—Subcommittee and NECN updates

NECN Neighborhood Announcements for January 2012

Solarize NE Registration now open

Interested in adding solar to your property? Visit to learn more!

Forum: Candidate Skills vs. Policy Positions

On January 19, Portland residents are invited to help identify the skills and abilities community members want in Portland’s mayoral and city council candidates. A wide range of community and neighborhood organizations have joined together to sponsor a forum on the topic of skills required of a potential candidate. Information gathered will be used to develop a list of desired skills and sample questions voters can use to evaluate mayoral and city council candidates.

DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2012
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Carvlin Hall
2408 SE 16th & Division
Parking available
Transit: On the #4 Bus Line

Forum co-sponsor organizations:
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Coalition for a Livable Future
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Latino Network
Native American Youth and Family Center
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
League of Women Voters of Portland
Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition
Urban League of Portland

Exploring Economic Development

NECN’s Community Economic Development Council will host the next in its speaker series investigating neighborhood economic development in inner north and northeast Portland on February 1, 2012 from 7-9pm at St. Andrews Church, 806 NE Alberta.

Learn how current state, metro and city policies shape neighborhood-level community economic development. Panelists from state, metropolitan, city and community perspectives will address how high-level policies translate into community benefits such as food, shelter, health care, safe places to live, education, transportation, energy, financing & jobs.

NECN and Concordia University host 2 Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forums – We’re seeking input on questions to ask candidates!

NECN and CU are partnering to host two candidate forums in the coming months. The theme of the first is “Livability” and will take place on February 28th. The theme of the 2nd is “Education” and will take place March 22nd.

What topics do you want to ask the candidates about?

Equity? Jobs? Safety? Schools? Columbia River Crossing? Clean Energy?

Submit questions to by the end of January.

We will compile all and submit them to the forum moderator to ask of the candidates.

Northeast Coalition Community Committees 

Land Use and Transportation Committee Wed., Jan. 25, 7:00pm, at NECN
Safety and Livability Team  Monday, January 16, 6:30pm at NECN
Community Economic Development Council Thurs. January 19, 8am at NECN

It’s that time of year again: Clean-up Coordinator meeting
Emails haven’t gone out about this yet, however NECN will host clean-up coordinator meetings mid-February. Let your clean-up volunteers know it’s time to start thinking about the date and locations of this year’s clean-up.

Dawson Park Concerts

Pamela Weatherspoon Reed

  • 1st meeting Friday, January 13th at 6:00pm rm. 1003

N/NE Quadrant Study

Laurie Simpson

  • How widening I-5 effects neighborhood
  • Replacing overpasses
  • Building “lids” over freeway
  • Much closer to a resolution

9:00—Public Comment

Title Wave Used Bookstore

  • 216 NE Knott St
  • Monday-Saturday 10:00-4:00
  • Gift Certificates Available
  • 100 year celebration for the original Albina Library, which is the building they are located in
  • Tours of the space are encouraged

New Board Member

  • Julie Woelfer moves that John Engleheart-Noel be approved as a new board member
  • Board unanimously approves

Mike Doherty has been nominated to the Food Policy Council

9:10—Meeting Adjourned