Calling All Eliot Residents! Eliot Neighborhood Association General Assembly Meeting and Election of New Board of Directors – Monday, October 18 at 7:00 via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for the annual general assembly meeting of the Eliot Neighborhood Association. You can find the agenda and ZOOM link HERE.

We will have a recap of events from the last year by our Co-Chairs and a financial report by the Treasurer. We may also discuss the issues of the neighborhood, hear from you on potential events or activities for next year, but look forward to meeting you and welcome your talents and time.

At this meeting we elect the directors of the board. We can have up to 20 directors on the board so don’t be shy and consider adding your name to the slate for the election. You can nominate yourself or someone else in attendance could nominate you.

Meetings are held monthly at least 10 months of the year and board directors are expected to attend at least 2/3 of the meetings.

Our bylaws state the following as who is defined as eligible to be elected to the board:

Section 1: Eligibility for Membership. Membership in the association is extended to all residents over 14 years of age who reside within the boundaries as defined in Article I, Section 3 who consent to be members. Additionally, a single authorized representative of any property owners, licensed business, or legally recognized non- or not-for profit entity with a physical location within the boundaries as defined in Article I, Section 3 can be a member of the ENA.

We are looking for directors but also need volunteers to sit on committees like our livability committee and could use a webmaster too.

We are also looking for a new Editor for the Eliot News and some team members that can help with all the different parts of publishing a newspaper such as advertising, invoicing and layout. The Editor is a board of directors position.

See you there!

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 9/20/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Plan is to have a short meeting. There are some possible topics but none confirmed.
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Concerts- upcoming Oct 7
    • Fall Newsletter – call for articles, publishing Tuesday
    • LUTC update – diverters + RIP
    • Elections to the Board in October / Officers in November
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Meeting ID: 921 9954 0103
Passcode: 714644
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A Letter of Truth

By Jimmy Wilson, Co-Chair

As I look into the mirror each morning, I ask myself what do I see concerning the City of Portland. Do I see a city that resembles the city I once knew? A city that addresses itself to the needs of its people? As I note the extremely adverse media attention our city has received in many months, I ask myself: What is the mindset of the leadership we put in office? Don’t they see?! Don’t they care? Are they truly searching for answers to the problems that are literally destroying the beauty of the City of Roses?  Is there a concern for improving the livability of our great city?

We blame much of our social ills on the Pandemic even though we were in trouble long before the disease took its toll. Some examples are: We have a Black Generation arguing with each other over land ownership who lost their land to others through no fault of their own; ODOT desires to expand the I-5 corridor while remaining under vigorous argument and lawsuits; the coalition of neighborhoods and the neighborhoods’ boards must bond together instead of faultfinding. These are just some of the innumerable challenges that must be addressed immediately.

Our City-wide communities need more help and support from our local police bureau. How can this be done when Portland’s Chief of Police announced the oncoming possibility of losing 200 officers who are stepping down due to controversial politics or retirement. Included here is the downsizing of police funding while simultaneously murders are up 30 percent due to gun violence. The US Government is suing the City of Portland over various challenges versus working as a team to overcome community issues. All of these adverse issues could be addressed if we had a healthy collaboration between a supportive community and city leadership. Already, Portland is being laughed at by other American cities for losing it! Are the glorious days of the spirit of the Rose Festival gone? Have we lost forever what was in recent years a bright city that millions would come, visit and relocate to? What was once a haven is now a trash heap.  

It is high time that we who love our city take our rightful place in leadership rather than sitting back. We must lead the way to return our city to health, positive social justice, and social change. 

What is the NEED?

1)   Wealth creation for people of color since too many black families have been squeezed out of their homes and businesses by power brokers. 

      Note: it would take two hundred to two hundred and fifty years to retain, in today’s market, what the black people have lost in the past 50 years. 

2)   We need black teachers teaching black children the heritage of black history not to lose this precious history in our schools.

3)   Black people need their own medical facilities. This topic in itself would take pages to write about.

4)    Afro American’s need more control of their own affordable housing; they need ownership and need to be planted back into the soil to which they were accustomed: Reasonably price living conditions.

More about our city: From downtown to the neighborhood (I-5) offramp, we see people crammed into tents and trash strewn helter-skelter. All this represents a people seeking hope while our vested leaders do little to lead and support city-wide healing of this dilemma. Question: is the government of Portland doing all it can to make this degradation well? Are the people we voted in just collecting healthy paychecks without checks and balances to support their success and support in making sound decisions for this city? Do we have people following the financial paper trail representing money spent on governmental paychecks versus creating the immediate financial need for city-wide healing? The Chief of police – and his constituents – including the DOJ and the Attorney General cannot do it all in helping the people left behind. We need people holding high governmental offices to come down to where the rubber meets the road.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 8/16/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Discussing Stanton Street Crime which continues to get worse
  • [Kiley Yuthas] Transition Projects presentation, helping transition into stable and permanent housing
  • [Shireen] investing in local and especially black businesses.
  • [Johanna] PCCEP letter
  • [board] MOTION: Approve minutes from previous 2 meetings.
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Concerts- upcoming Aug 26, Sept 16, Oct 7
    • Fall Newsletter – call for articles,
    • LUTC update – I-5 project change news
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

please consider joining by phone if you have connection issues


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Meeting ID: 921 9954 0103
Passcode: 714644
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adBQ1yPQO0

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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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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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

please consider joining by phone if you have connection issues


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Meeting ID: 921 9954 0103
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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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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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Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda 2/15/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

Monday, February 15 7:00-8:30pm

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Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (State Senator Lew Frederick) Discussing the introduction of 2 Legislative Bills relating to reparations for slavery.
  • Neighborhood updates
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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New Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Members

Each October at our General Assembly Meeting we elect the new Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Directors. This year we have two new members that were not on our board last year. Below are their bios, their interests and why they wanted to join the board. We are always looking for new board members and also volunteers to join one of our committees.

Continue reading New Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Members

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda 1/25/2021 7:00pm

Incoming co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

Monday, January 25 7:00-8:30pm

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Agenda:

1. Welcome & Introductions (7:00pm)

2. agenda additions?

3. Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden letter – MOTION: send letter of support?

4. discuss/ MOTION to approve signers on our bank account (Sue, Jimmy, Allan)

5. MOTION: sign on to clean air letters from around the city

6. Committee updates

a) stanton Street / Dawson Park livability update 

b) Land Use Update

c) Eliot News Spring Edition 

d) other updates

7. public comment

8. MOTION: Approve November Meeting Minutes

Adjourn


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