September 9, 2014 –
Grant Park Church
2728 NE 34th
Are you concerned about the number of demolitions in your neighborhood? Do you want to help create better rules to regulate developers' demolition practices?
Al Ellis, past president of the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association, has organized "Demolition/Development Summit II". All interested neighborhood land use activists are encouraged to participate.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 9th 7:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th, Portland 97212
AGENDA: Discuss strategy, share ideas, and reach consensus on common proposal items for the purpose of drafting a building code reform proposal to present to City Council.
This summit will build on the momentum created at the well-attended July 31st City Council hearing, after which Mayor Hales stated to Portland Tribune reporter Jim Redden that he would take steps to address the problem in "weeks, not months". Hales recently changed his mind, however, and told Redden that the issue was Commissioner Amanda Fritz' responsibility. Commissioner Fritz heads the Bureau
Anyone who lives on SE Ogden or SE Rural....where eight simultaneous construction and demolition projects are going on right now.....certainly recognizes the need to update and refine city policies. The most recent demolition on SE Rural just west of Cesar Chavez is typical. It took place without any notification to neighbors, one of whom left her windows open when she left for work, only to return and find her bedroom filled with construction dust, An ENA Board member called DEQ and OSHA to the site, and friable asbestos was found in the debris. The project was shut down until proper containment and clean-up could be performed. This demolition illustrates quite dramatically why city oversight needs to be strengthened.
If you wish to participate in Summit II, RSVP to Al Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press contact: ENA President /SE Uplift President Robert McCullough: Robert@mresearch.com