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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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