Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) in Northeast Portland gets a variety of email from civic organizations (plus countless others offering medical remedies or seeking wire transfer assistance). Here is a selection of upcoming — and free — topics that neighbors in Sumner might be interested in.
Item #1: Open house > I-205/Airport Way interchange
Civic group: ODOT
Dates: Tuessday afternoon, Jan 29, 4:30 TO 6:30 PM
Location: Residence Inn Portland Airport, 9301 NE Cascades Parkway
More info: Aiport Way interchange project
Construction will begin this spring on the Interstate 205/Airport Way interchange project. A major feature of the project will be a new free-flowing right-turn ramp from westbound Airport Way to northbound I-205. Eastbound drivers turning left onto northbound I-205 will have two turn lanes and will no longer have to share the traffic signal with westbound drivers heading for northbound I-205.
Item #2: Town Hall with our new State Rep and State Senator
Who: House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senator Chip Shields
Date: Saturday morning, Feb 2, at 10 AM
Location: Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona St. (map)
About: Redistricting in 2011 moved most of Sumner neighborhood into House District 44, represented by Kotek, and Senate District 22, represented by Shields.
Item #3: Columbia River Crossing project: Its impact on I-205 & Sandy Blvd
Civic group: Columbia River Crossing presenting at the Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) land use & transportation meeting
Dates: Monday evening, February 4, 7 PM
Location: CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave
- Oregon commissions approve tolling process on Columbia River Crossing (Oregonian, 21 Dev 2012)
- Most Portland, Vancouver drivers would dodge Columbia River Crossing’s Interstate 5 tolls, poll finds (Oregonian, 30 Nov 2012)
- CRC tolling study that shows only 5% of travellers would switch to I-205 (CRC, circa 2010)
Presentation by Anne Pressentin of CRC on the upcoming tolls on the I-5 bridge and expected traffic diversion to
I-205 via Sandy Boulevard. Also, a preview by Sharon White of PBOT of the Sandy Blvd Crash Corridor open house on ednesday, March 6.
Item #4: How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence
Civic group: Center for Earth Leadership
Dates: Six Wednesday evenings, starting Feb 20
Contact: 503-227-2315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our upcoming no-cost “Agent of Change” training is ideal for those interested in building community in their neighborhood. Many past participants envision changes within their immediate neighborhoods to increase neighbor connections and livability qualities to create a more place-based community. This training provides a tested framework, tools, and assistance with creating a plan, all with support and in consultation with other active Portlanders.
Item #5: Eastside Forum Project: Interactive Theatre and Community Building Training for 82nd Ave Neighbors
Dates: March 9-10, 2013
Civic group: Living Stages
Community participants will receive training in community-building, leadership, and interactive theatre while developing a series of short interactive plays based on their own experiences of the challenges and possibilities of living, working, accessing services along 82nd Avenue. No theatre experience is necessary! The training will be offered free to members of the community along 82nd Avenue.