Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 6/27/2022 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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[pushed back one week in observence of Juneteenth]

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Volunteers of America – change to Good Neighbor Agreement and discussion – MOTION to approve change [allowing VOA to work with Step court and accept people under different criteria]
  • Job Fair [Jennifer]
  • Spending money to try to reduce violence
  • Discussion of in-person meetings vs online. Do we want to switch back
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News (call for articles for next issue)
    • LUTC update
  • Public Comment
  • Approve Minutes from past meetings
  • Adjourn

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Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 5/16/2022 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Volunteers of America – change to Good Neighbor Agreement and discussion [ VOA ]
  • Stop and Go letter round 4
  • Dawson Park Concerts 2022 [ Jennifer ]
  • Alcohol Bylaws
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News (call for articles for next issue)
    • LUTC update (skipped May meeting)
  • Public Comment
  • Approve Minutes from past meetings
  • Adjourn

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Eliot Neighborhood Association General Member Meeting Agenda Monday 4/18/2022 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Neighborhood Watch & Community Safety
  • Proposal by Andrew Champion to revoke the Alcohol License Policy that was originally crafted in 1997
  • Proposal by Andrew Champion to ask the City to stop sweeping houseless residents of Eliot
  • Discussion of letters from Cascadia Action regarding environmental pollution
  • Other Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News
    • LUTC update
    • Public Comment
  • [optional] Approve minutes from previous meeting
  • Adjourn

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Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 3/21/2022 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Winta Yohannes/ Albina Vision Trust – presenting their Community Investment Plan
  • Shannon Olive from WomenFirst  
  • Eric – finding community partners to improve public safety
  • MOTION: Officer positions (included in executive committee) will be listed as: co-Chairs or Chair/Vice Chair, Treasurer, Recorder, Community Outreach (Lead and Vice), and Newsletter Editor
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News
    • LUTC update
    • resignation
    • Public Comment
  • Approve Minutes from November
  • Adjourn

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Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 1/17/2022 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Multnomah County Assessor (Mike Vaughn)
  • Hand Up Project (Ron Rasmussen) – 10 minutes
  • Commissioner Hardesty’s office rep (Andre Miller)
  • keeping Intellectual Property in the community (Eric)
  • Liquor license for Cathay Market & Tobacco License for Stop&Go (Andrew)
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News
    • LUTC update
    • resignation
    • Grants
    • PPS Tubman move
  • Public Comment
  • Approve Minutes from November
  • Adjourn

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Fall letter from the Co-Chairs

By Allan Rudwick and Jimmy Wilson

The Eliot Neighborhood Association board has been working via Zoom for two years due to the pandemic. The existing board has been serving for two years and has been working hard.

We signed on to a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation over a proposed highway widening in our neighborhood. We have also been working to improve air quality from the large number of diesel trucks that drive through our community. We continue to be a forum for a number of community livability concerns. We have stepped up to host the Dawson Park Concerts, and we could use your help.

The more energetic and engaged citizens that are part of the board, the more we can accomplish. Our meetings are open to the public, and commitment starts at two hours per month. Come check us out.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 11/15/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Purchasing Eliot NA computer(s) and/or software (possible MOTION)
  • Dawson Park Organizer Stipends (MOTION expected)
  • Officer Elections (bylaws) (MOTION expected)
    • Chairs/co-chair
    • Treasurer
    • Newsletter Editor
    • Recorder
    • Community Outreach
    • (webmaster?)
  • Black Community Financial Literacy
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News
    • LUTC update
      • updated committee has 2 new members- (MOTION expected)
      • MURP Grant- 405 ramps
    • Clean Air team?
  • Grant – Office of Violence Prevention (due 11/22)
  • Public Comment
  • Approve Minutes from October
  • December Meeting Cancelled. January Meeting – in person or online?
  • Adjourn

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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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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

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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

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