… And the news from the front lines of the battle against litter: As part of a new city-wide initiative, the Eliot Livability Team recently led the local effort of “Pick it Up, Portland!” On a clear and warm Thursday morning at the end of August, 26 volunteers gathered to collect 40 bags of litter from Eliot’s streets and sidewalks.
Central City Concern has had a positive impact on many Portland residents. As their website states, “Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment.”
The team at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center made sure Thomas “Tom” Frisch saw the eclipse – despite being in a hospital bed.
Ricardo Nagaoka is new to the Eliot Neighborhood. He hasn’t borne full witness to its creeping gentrification over the past few decades, but he arrived at a critical time in its history. Neighborhoods are always undergoing flux, but Eliot is currently changing at an extremely fast pace. This rapid transformation is the inspiration for his latest project, a book of collected portraits of long-time local residents.
Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
November 13, 2017
Meeting begins 7:00pm
- 7:05 Emanuel yearly IMP update
- Updates + Public Comment
- Micro-housing on N Russell
- Micro-Housing at Fargo and N Williams
Open Signal, located on MLK and Graham, has been producing community media content for cable access channels for the last 35 years. Their stated mission is, “With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration, and we amplify local voices on five cable channels.”
As a part of TriMet’s 2018 proposals, there are changes planned to the TriMet’s #4 and #24 buses through the Eliot neighborhood.
In the midst of Portland’s record-setting, $2.5 billion building frenzy, upwards of 10,000 skilled construction jobs are going unfilled. Chronic labor shortages could be “the new normal,” according to a recent article in the Oregonian.