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DECEMBER SJNA GENERAL MEETING MONDAY 12/11 at 7PM

Join us for our December General Meeting! It’s open to the public with childcare provided

General Meetings are hosted at the St. Johns Community Center–address 8427 N Central St, Portland, OR 97203.

Meetings start at 7PM and end around 8:30PM.

Afterwards, we invite you to observe the SJNA Board Meeting immediately following the general meeting.

Board meetings are hosted at the St. Johns Center for Opportunity–address 8250 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203.

Board meetings start as close to 8:30PM as we can manage, and end around 9:30PM.

 

¡Únase a nosotros para nuestra reunión general en Diciembre! Está abierto al público con derecho a guardería para los niños.

Las reuniones generales se realizarán en Centro comunitario de St. Johns, dirección 8427 N Central St, Portland, OR 97203.

Las reuniones comienzan a las 7 p.m. y terminan a las 8:30 p.m.

Luego, le invitamos a observar la reunión de la Junta SJNA inmediatamente después de la reunión general.

Las reuniones de la Junta se realizarán en St. Johns Center for Opportunity, dirección 8250 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203.

Las juntas de la Junta comienzan cerca de las 8:30 PM como podamos, y terminan alrededor de las 9:30 PM.

Nuestras reuniones no están en español. Tenemos servicios de traducción disponibles.

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Safety and Livability Team sets out 2016 focus areas!

SALT 2016 Focus Areas

  1. Pedestrian safety:

Every person should have safe, comfortable and convenient access to the basic goods, services, and pleasures that the St. Johns neighborhood and business districts offers. Currently, our community lacks this right. Walking in St. Johns can be dangerous and intimidating. Two reasonable solutions that we believe would make immediate impacts are:

  1. Installing crosswalks widely through the neighborhood
  2. Drastically reducing traffic speeds
  1. Trucks and air pollution:

The St. Johns neighborhood is plagued with pass through dirty and dangerous semi-truck traffic. The Portland of Portland reports that 94% of semi-trucks going through our neighborhood simply pass through to I-5, not going to the Terminals, using our neighborhood as a short cut. This must change. We believe that critical solutions include:

  1. Slowing speeds and improving roadways to ensure basic neighborhood safety
  2. Supporting improvements in emissions laws and improving government agency hiring practices to ensure trucks meet modern diesel emission standards
  3. Seriously evaluating the potential of rerouting pass-through trucks out of the neighborhood altogether
  1. Portland Harbor Superfund:

Early 2016 is expected to be the critical window for a strong push to ensure an effective Superfund solution by the EPA. The St Johns Neighborhood Association has strong concerns about the contamination at these sites and will weigh in with strong support to clean these areas up.

  1. Keeping diversity in St. Johns:

St. Johns is a diverse neighborhood, especially in terms of being a place in the urban core that still has a wide range of both housing and commercial spaces, many with affordable rents occupied by a diversity of residents and businesses. The St. Johns neighborhood is also growing and going through a wonderful renaissance and revitalization. The St. Johns Neighborhood Association strongly supports measures to ensure that it remains diverse and affordable for all.

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