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.
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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.
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August 24th, 2016 | 6:30PM
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.
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
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
Live Blue Collar Wrestling Demonstrations
For more information, call Kathy at 503-799-3605
Read more at: http://www.northwestclassicautomall.com/cruisenews.html?step=3&id=5317&returnstep=1
SALT 2016 Focus Areas
- 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:
- Installing crosswalks widely through the neighborhood
- Drastically reducing traffic speeds
- 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:
- Slowing speeds and improving roadways to ensure basic neighborhood safety
- Supporting improvements in emissions laws and improving government agency hiring practices to ensure trucks meet modern diesel emission standards
- Seriously evaluating the potential of rerouting pass-through trucks out of the neighborhood altogether
- 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.
- 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.
Cresting the venerable and beautiful St. Johns Bridge, with sweeping views of the Willamette River and our cozy village, has been long been a highlight for runners braving the historic Portland Marathon. The marathon’s course through St. Johns, bringing runners streaming past our homes, is just as much a highlight for neighbors.