2022-09-12 LUTC Meeting Agenda

Meeting will be online via google meet

Draft Agenda

  • 7pm: Welcome and Introductions
  • Discuss any additions to the agenda
  • Discuss Development at SE corner of N Vancouver Avenue and N Russell Street
    • location of Sloan’s
  • Letter Re: 7th and Tillamook – do we want to echo it with our own letter? (possible Motion)
  • LUTC officers and recruitment

Google Meet voice option

Dial: ‪(US) +1 413-438-2335‬ PIN: ‪285 484 290‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/sie-kbrb-fpc?pin=5302750939203

Albina Library Redesign to hold Public Comment meeting online September 8, 6:00 pm

As you may know, the most recent Library Bond included a redesign of the Albina Library at 216 NE Knott St (property extends to Russell St). The Albina Library redesign process has been going on for over a year and their next meeting is September 8th at 6:00pm Zoom meeting (link).

here is a rendering from the Russell St side. More information and renderings in the slide deck below

You can see the slides they presented last Monday at the ENA Board meeting below.

Second Career Fair being hosted at Dawson Park September 6 10am-12pm

On Tuesday, August 2, the Eliot Neighborhood association, the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church and Cascadia Behavioral Health held a resource and job fair in Dawson Park.  The event was supported by a grant from the City of Portland Office of Civic Life. Eleven employers including Amazon, Dave’s Killer Bread and Legacy were there in addition to resources such as WorkSource, Voc Rehab and Free Geek, who were distributing free laptops. Cascadia provided hygiene kits and the church distrusted food boxes as well as fresh grilled sausages. It was a very successful event, bringing the community together to meet the needs of the people in the neighborhood. We also held a raffle for 10 $25 Fred Meyer gift cards.

We will have another fair on Tuesday September 6 from 10-12.

the environment at the first job fair

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 7/18/22

Submitted by Laura Schuchardt,   APPROVED at the August board meeting

Board present

  • Laura Schuchardt
  • Elliott Armstrong
  • Jimmy Wilson
  • Steffanie Lorentzen
  • Allan Rudwick
  • Jennifer Wilcox
  • Patricia Montgomery


Guests present

  • Cassie Muilenburg
  • Laura Fay
  • Julie Allen
  • Serena Li
  • Andrew Champion
  • Nate Jones
  • Jesse Rawlins (from Commissioner Jayapal’s office)


  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:02pm
  • Agenda Additions? Jesse Rawlins introduction
  • Safety Summit (Saturday, 8/6) food request – $850 to serve food for the day (Pat)
    • Motion: Pat
    • Seconded: Jennifer
    • Motion passed unanimously
  • Jesse Rawlins from Commissioner Jayapal’s office spoke about their investment in community safety efforts and desire to coordinate with ENA and the neighbors working on the Safety Summit regarding improvements we can make to the neighborhood (sort of a safety and livability collaborative)
    • No defined perspective, but rather trying to see how they can support our existing efforts
    • Jesse has been working with Cassie to understand the issues in Eliot
    • He’s happy to attend any and all ENA meetings, and arrange meetings with any interested individuals. His email address is jesse.rawlins@multco.us.
  • Agree on letter to Stop & Go regarding Safety Assessment
    • Motion: Jimmy
    • Seconded: Pat
    • Motion passed unanimously
  • Agree on letter to neighborhood landowners around Dawson Park/Stanton Street
    • To: Portland Parks, Arc-En-Ciel Montessori, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Stop & Go, Friends of the Children
    • Will amend to add Jesse’s information
    • Will be posted on the website
    • Will amend the letter to be published in the paper
    • Motion: Jennifer
    • Seconded: Elliott
    • Motion passed unanimously
  • Volunteers of America – discuss proposed changes to Good Neighbor Agreement and letter to the District Attorney
    • The changes would allow individuals with recent stranger to stranger convictions to live at this facility
    • At ENA’s last meeting, it was noted that the facility will be under capacity unless we approve the new criteria, and that’s inaccurate
    • Our neighborhood has grave safety concerns already. We need to ask the District Attorney for to delay decision by three to six months to engage with us regarding our concerns
      • Three specific asks:
        • MAP
        • Extend gun violence intervention to all areas of Eliot
        • Bring LEAD or PATH programs to Eliot
    • Motion to send letter: Patricia
    • Seconded: Jennifer
    • Motion passed unanimously
  • Get Eliot NA a post office box
    • We don’t have an official address for bills, etc
    • We can have mail go to NECN (Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods)
    • If we get a PO Box, someone would need to check it regularly
    • Request for a PO Box was withdrawn
  • Job fair planning is coming along. It’s planned for August 2nd from 10 to 12.
  • Finance update from Jennifer:
    • Our balance: $5,587.64
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News (call for articles for next issue)
    • LUTC update – no meeting this month
  • Public Comment (5 min)
  • Cassie Muillenburg interested in joining the board
    • Motion: Pat
    • Seconded: Jennifer
  • Approve Minutes from June
    • Motion: Allan
    • Seconded: Jennifer
    • Motion passed unanimously
  • Adjourn

Eliot Parking Task Force Launching – Apply by September 21

The City of Portland is starting a task force to look at parking concerns in and around Eliot. You can find more details here. Below is a summary of some goals and a screenshot of their website.

They also want you to fill out a survey here about your experiences travelling and parking in Eliot

The Eliot NA board and land use committees have brought up several concerns like:

  • not burdening long-time residents with additional costs that are being brought by increased density
  • parking causing bike-car conflicts
  • varied parking demand across the demand means different solutions for different areas
  • not enough loading zones causing double-parking in places

Here’s the link to Apply to join the task force by September 21st. (I already did, it was easy)

Goals of parking management

The goal of parking management is to balance all the competing needs for on-street parking. Customers, commercial delivery drivers, and a growing population all need access to on-street parking.

Benefits of parking management include:

  • Better livability for residents
  • Better access to local businesses for customer and freight
  • Less congestion and carbon emissions
  • Better air quality and safety for everyone
  • Less illegal parking and fewer blocked driveways with regular enforcement
The City is launching a parking task force for Eliot. You could be a member.

MLK Dream Run: September 17 & 18

The Soul District Business Association announces the 11th Annual MLK Dream Run Weekend Celebration, featuring 5k, 10k and 15K professionally timed races through the streets of N/NE Portland Oregon.

See mlkdreamrun.org for more details.

How you can get involved:

Registering to Walk /Run as Individuals or Teams
Go to mlkdreamrun.org and press the Register button. The 5k= $35, The 10K is $45 and the 15K is $55. You also get $5 off per registration fee if you sign up as a team of 10 or more. Save on registration as prices go up in August.

Donate Financial Support
To donate, log onto mlkdreamrun.org and press the donate button located on the front page.

The event is seeking 200 Soul District volunteers to help with a variety of duties pre-race, day-of- race, and post-race. This is an awesome team building opportunity for any business group or family. To register to volunteer, go to mlkdreamrun.org and click the Volunteer tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts. You can also reach the volunteer coordinator, Christina Lane, @ volunteers@MLKDreamRun.org or call 503-820-9115.

Please contact sponsor@mlkdreamrun.org or call 503-841-5032

Register as a vendor
Promote your product and business by tabling at the Saturday and or Sunday festivities. To register as a vendor go to mlkdreamrun.org and click Vendor Registration or use this link here Vendor Form 2022

Follow the run on social media
Instagram @MLKDreamRun
Twitter MLK Dream Run PDX

Events in Eliot this week: Career Fair Tuesday Morning, Rodney Block Parties Saturday and Sunday Afternoon

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park 10-12am Tueaday: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others. More information

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others

Block Parties in Eliot: Sat Aug 6th & Sun Aug 7th

Saturday Aug 6th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Knott St

Sunday Aug 7th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Ivy St