Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 7/19/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Pre-Meeting – Dawson Park Concert meeting at 6:00pm

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Amber Boydston) Coming back Home to our Humanity: A brief reminder of our African Origins, Turtle Island’s inextricable foundation for our continued success, and the ongoing pursuit of Black Liberation in a once white Utopia – Oregon
  • Neighborhood updates
    • Dawson Park Concert- July 22nd – update
    • Land Use- no update- skipped July
    • Newsletter
    • other topics
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Help out with future heat waves – Air conditioner Drive July 24th in Eliot

I recently received this information from Emanuel Displaced Persons Associaion 2 (EDPA2). In response to 116 people dying during the heatwave a few weeks ago, EDPA2 is organizing a portable air conditioner drive.


Most of the dead lived in Multnomah County!!! According to reports they died because they did not have air conditioners and/or fans. People literally died in their homes from HEAT!!!!!  This doesn’t need to happen again. I’m organizing an air conditioner and fan drive. On Saturday July 24th between the hours of 9am and 2pm in the parking lot of the Knott Street Dermatology clinic located at 301 NE Knott (across the street from the Albina Library). Like all of you, I am busy as hell but together we can make this a success.

Here is what’s needed,
1. Will some folks identify/locate people in need of a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan with a focus on senior citizens living alone? 
2. Will someone create a flyer for this event? It should invite folks to participate by purchasing a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan and to drop them off at the event. People in need of a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan can pick them up at the event
3. We need folks at the event to direct traffic and to receive the fans/mini portable air conditioners
4. We need folks to drop off the fans/air conditioners as they are received
5. Will someone look up  mini air conditioners to see which ones work the best and other information
6. Will someone compile a list of tips and advice for how to stay cool while home alone
7. WE need some tables and chairs 
9. What else, what else, what else? If you think of anything please let me know
I thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer

For more information, contactedpa2@gmail.com

How To Register your Child for Elementary School

Hi Eliot Parents. I wanted to put some information on how to register your child for school. I know a few years ago when my Kindergartener started at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary on N Fremont it was a bit confusing what I needed to do. Registering your child earlier helps to figure out how many teachers will be needed at each grade level. Here are some instructions from the administration there.

This is how to enroll a student that is new to Portland Public Schools.

Collect this information

  • Proof of age document (birth certificate, passport or similar document)
  • 2 address verification documents. Examples include mortgage, rental agreement, utility bills (dated within the last 30 days at the time of enrollment), insurance or governmental assistance statement.
         Parent name, home address and date must be visible
         If you cannot provide two proofs of address, contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center
  • Immunization record
         Information on the Vaccine Requirements by grade level can be found on the 
       Multnomah Education Service District Immunization website
  • Vision and Dental Screening Information (7 years old and under only)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Previous school’s contact information (not required at the start of Kindergarten)
  • Individualized education (IFSP, IEP) or special services (504) plan, if applicable

Online registration process

The online registration will enroll the student at the school assigned to the address where you reside. If the student is on an approved transfer to a different school, connect with the transfer school for enrollment options. If you experience technical difficulties with the online registration, email IT Support at support@pps.net.

  1. Go to:
      Online Registration Site
  2. Click Activate Account/Reset Password
  3. Click Create a New Account
  4. Read the Privacy Statement and if you agree, click I Accept
  5. Enter your account information and click Continue to Step 3
  6. Refer to the confirmation email you should have received and follow the next steps

Once you have submitted the online registration, school staff will reach out to you about completing the enrollment.

Paper registration process

Complete the paper Student Registration Form and turn in to your school secretary with all supporting documents.

Enrolling in Kindergarten

If you are working with Portland Public Schools to develop an IEP for kindergarten, because your child received preschool special education services and has an IFSP, your child will be enrolled automatically in your neighborhood school. You will be able to verify demographic information and upload required verification documents at the end of summer through ParentVUE. If you are granted enrollment into an immersion program or PPS school other than your neighborhood school your students’ enrollment will reflect that change. 

Albina Vision Trust Hosts Junteenth, Saturday June 19th

From Albina Vision Trust:

In honor of Junteenth, Albina Vision Trust is hosting three events this Saturday. See below for details! 

After canvassing 10,000 homes in Albina, we are coming together for a virtual panel discussion at 10am: Looking back and moving forward: A teach-in about the future of Portland. With the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project in the background, the workshop will be followed by a postcard writing workshop led by Bruce Poinsette.

Register for your free tickets: here

P.S. Provide your perspective on the highway covers being studied by the Independent Highway Cover Team by participating in the 5 minute survey available here. AVT supports options that repair the urban fabric and restore stolen wealth by maximizing the opportunity for creating developable land.  
Next, there will be a drive-in festival featuring local Black filmmakers. Presented films include the Elijah Hasan and Dr. Renee Mitchell’s Black Nod; Dru Holley’s Where do we go?; and episodes from Heart & Hustle/ Rashad Floyd’s Expressions in Black
Get your movie tickets here! First screening is at 9pm. 

And finally, Sharita Towne will present: Thanking Black Educators in Light & Sound. This will be an honoring of Black educators and visionaries with a projected video collage on the Portland Public Schools HQ building (501 N Dixon). 
Drop by between 10-11:30p – no registration needed! 

We hope to see you Saturday, and Happy Junteenth!

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 6/21/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Tess Fields) Presentation from HomeShare Oregon
  • (Board) Dawson Park Concert- July 22nd – update
  • Neighborhood updates
    • LUTC
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Letter from an Eliot co-Chair

The beginning of the end of the pandemic. A return from social isolation. A year of protest. A year of reflection. America and more locally Eliot has a huge opportunity ahead of us. Things won’t be the same as they were in 2019, but the future is bright: vaccines are coming. While the rollout has been inequitable I am optimistic that the rate of vaccination is reaching an inflection point. Schools will reopen soon. Restaurants and in-person businesses will come back in the not too distant future. Masks might fall by the wayside as soon as this summer. I can’t wait.

Continue reading Letter from an Eliot co-Chair

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda 5/17/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Tess Fields) Presentation from HomeShare Oregon
  • Neighborhood updates
    • LUTC
    • Dawson Park Concerts?
    • Street Painting – are still going to do this?
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Eliot Neighborhood Association General Member Meeting Agenda 4/19/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
    • This is a General Member meeting which means all those present who live and/or work in the neighborhood can vote
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Russell and Williams Project (Bryson Davis & Justice Rajee, co-Chairs of the Project Working Group) 
  • Presentation about letter on community policing (Johanna Brenner)
  • Presentation from HomeShare Oregon (Tess Fields)
  • ENA Bylaws changes
    •  MOTION: choose an option to clarify who is on the executive committeepurpose of the executive committee is to make quick decisions about things in between meetings or discuss topics in advance of bringing to the full board.   
      • option a) all officers that the board elects (currently this would be 6/8 of the board)   
      • option b) only treasurer, recorder, and chairs/vice-chairs/co-chairs
    • MOTION: add language that borders can’t be changed without an attempt to contact current occupants
  • Neighborhood updates
    • No More Freeways Lawsuit
    • Livability
    • Dawson Park Concerts?
    • Land Use
      • working on recommendations to developers,
      • 2 demolitions planned on Monroe Street,
      • Mike added offline
    • other updates?
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Who pays property taxes and who does not? Land speculation has been hurting Eliot for generations

The Eliot neighborhood in 1937. Flint and Russell streets are noted and the area marked in black includes where Harriet Tubman Middle School is today and some of Legacy Emanuel property. Photo courtesy Portland Archives

The Eliot Neighborhood is a geographically unique neighborhood in Portland. Bounded geographically from the Willamette River to NE 7th Avenue and the Fremont Bridge/Fremont Street to N/NE Broadway Avenue, Eliot is shaped like a rectangle plus a triangle. While most current residents in Eliot live between N Vancouver and NE 7th, that was not always the case.

Continue reading Who pays property taxes and who does not? Land speculation has been hurting Eliot for generations

First Rose Lanes Painted in Eliot

The most progressive and potentially transformative transportation program in the City of Portland this century is a sneaky transit efficiency-boosting project called the Rose Lane Project. The goal of this project is to improve the speed of transit across the City. Many of the places where buses get most stuck in traffic are in central Portland, so you may have noticed some small upgrades already. Bus-only lanes heading towards the Steel Bridge on NW Everett Street were an early project that affects the #44, #4, and #35 routes that run through Eliot by serving as a northern extension of the Transit Mall into the Rose Quarter Transit Center.

Recently, the Rose Lanes have been painted in Southern Eliot along NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The right lane of the road is now transit and right-turns only for several miles. I have been using this route a lot on my commute by bike and I have noticed that the road feels a bit tamer with a small portion of the street designated for transit instead of the entire road being for all vehicles. It does not appear that traffic has been slowed at all by this change. I look forward to more changes from this project. You can find out more information about this by looking up the Portland Rose Lane Project.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda 3/15/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (PPB officer) Discussion of 2nd Dawson Park Shooting Death within a year
  • (State Senator Lew Frederick) Discussing the introduction of 2 Legislative Bills relating to reparations for slavery.
  • (Kira Smith, BES) Stormwater presentation: small grant program and native plant certificates
  • MOTION: ENA to sign on to No More Freeways litigation
  • MOTION: Write a letter of support for murals in Eliot
  • MOTION: approve minutes from January and February
  • (Sue) Any amendments for the Eliot Bylaws? Could vote on amendments in April if we are ready
  • (Vicki Guinn) Russell and Williams project update
  • Neighborhood updates
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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