Author Archive | Kyle Janus

ST. JOHNS TRICK OR TREAT WALK – SAT 10/29 @1PM

Find good family fun at the annual St. Johns Trick or Treat Walk event, this Saturday. Stop by the shops  in downtown St. Johns for candy, games, and more from 1 to 3 PM.

Sponsored by your neighborhood St. Johns small businesses, the SJNA, St. Johns Boosters, and the St. Johns Center for Opportunity.

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GOT AN ISSUE? TELL THE CITY WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE

Drive over a nasty pot hole on your way home? Spot a street lamp out during your evening run? Need to report a neighborhood nuisance?

There’s an app for that. Download the free app, PDX Reporter. In just a few seconds, explain your complaint and submit it to the City of Portland.

The app is free to download and is available for both Android & iPhone here https://www.portlandoregon.gov/53613

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BOARD ELECTIONS OCTOBER MEETING

SJNA board elections will be held at the next General Assembly meeting. Come to the St. Johns Neighborhood Association meeting, meet your candidates, and cast your vote, Monday, October 10th.

Interested in getting more involved? Anyone that lives, works, or goes to school in the St. Johns neighborhood is eligible.

To vote, you must attend the October meeting and have attended either the August or September General Assembly meeting.

St. Johns Neighborhood Association General Meeting
October 10th, 2016 | 7PM
St. Johns Community Center
8427 N Central St.
Portland, OR 97203

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SEPT 27 | 12P-5P – Voter Registration @ St. Johns Center for Opportunity

Come to the St. Johns Center for Opportunity office, located at 8250 N. Lombard between 12pm and 5pm, and get registered to vote! You can RSVP online, or just stop by.

Tell your family, your friends, and your next door neighbor!

We’re also looking for volunteers to help us register voters! If you have previous experience registering voters, speak Spanish, or are just excited to help out, email Community Resource Manager, Jenna Hudson.

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SEP 6 – EPA SUPERFUND CLEAN-UP PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS

Portland Harbor is a 10-mile, 2,200-acre toxic site. In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled it a Superfund site—a location contaminated by hazardous waste and identified on the national priority list for cleanup. The harbor, the Willamette River and its shores provide food for our families, jobs for our community, recreational opportunities, tribal and commercial fishing, and a rich source of culture and beauty. Now, more than 15 years later, the EPA has proposed to cleanup just 8% of a site that is 100% toxic.

Take a Minute to Submit Your Comments Here Before September 6th
http://www.cleanupportlandharbor.org

For More Information
http://www.portlandharborcag.info

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AUG 27 – COMMUNITY CARES NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL CLEAN UP EVENT

August 27th, 2016 | 8:30AM – 12PM

Meet at George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave
Portland, OR 97203

BBQ for Volunteers Immediately Following the Event

RSVP Here: http://goo.gl/forms/cY3MOqhdVdxpYWYf2

AllOne will be collaborating with The Church in North Portland, PPS, Sitton PTSO, St Johns Main Street, and St Johns Neighborhood Association.

Everybody will meet at George Middle School at 8:30 AM, and then will split out to pre-assigned schools. We will reconvene at noon at George, and will have a barbecue! The teams will be doing work at PPS: James John, Sitton, and George.

We will need 400-500 volunteers for this project.

For more information visit the Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1077121909020651/

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NORTH PORTLAND PUBLIC SAFETY ACTION COMMITTEE (PSAC) MEETING

August 24th, 2016 | 6:30PM

Kenton Firehouse
8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Mike Boyer, North Portland’s newly appointed Crime Prevention Coordinator, North Portland Neighborhood Services, and the City of Portland Police Department are bringing back the monthly PSAC meetings. Meet newly appointed Commissioner George Burke, and learn about recent crime activity in our neighborhood.

About PSAC:
Representatives from the 11 neighborhood associations and interested residents meet monthly with the command staff of the North Police Precinct to become better informed about public safety issues and crime prevention. An important part of the commitment of Community Policing, PSAC also serves as a clearinghouse for public safety issues in the 11 neighborhoods.

Meet Mike Boyer: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/59476

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6th Annual Patties Cruise In

6th Annual Patties Cruise In
August 20th, 2016 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

8501 N Lombard
Downtown St. Johns, Oregon

Registration fee – $20.00

FREE to the public

Enjoy:
Car show
Trophies
Live Music
Street Dance
Raffle
Live Blue Collar Wrestling Demonstrations
Vendors

For more information, call Kathy at 503-799-3605

Read more at: http://www.northwestclassicautomall.com/cruisenews.html?step=3&id=5317&returnstep=1

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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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