February 2021

City will provide services to SW Neighborhood Associations

On February 24, 2021, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty recommended “that the Office of Community and Civic Life provide services to the community members and neighborhood associations currently served by SWINI, effective immediately.” Read Memo to SWNI Baord. https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/02/portlands-jo-ann-hardesty-nixes-funding-for-southwest-neighborhood-group.html https://pamplinmedia.com/scc/103-news/499157-400219-hardesty-gives-southwest-portland-neighborhood-coalition-the-ax https://www.opb.org/article/2021/02/25/swni-funding-cut-portland-oregon/

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Shelter to Housing Continuum Project (S2HC)

The S2HC Recommended Draft is available for public review. Submit testimony at City Council on March 17 or via the Map App. See Portland Tribune articles about homeless camp damage in natural areas: https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/496635-397844-regional-natural-areas-damaged-by-homeless-camping and the code revision that would allow temporary Outdoor Shelters in Open Space Zones for 180 days per year: https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/496638-397843-homeless-shelters-recommended-in-more-parts-of-portland.

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Wood Smoke

Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability has received a DEQ grant to implement a community campaign about health and wood smoke. The goal of the campaign is to promote clean air and reduce harmful wood smoke in the county. After doing a survey in July, they have developed some messaging and would appreciate feedback.  If you

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