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)

Minutes

  • 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

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