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This is a special meeting in response to the recent uptick in crime in our neighborhood. This is the only focus of this meeting, no other business will be discussed.
SAN Special CRIME Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. meeting starts / 5:30 p.m. social time
CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220
This is a very important meeting you will not want to miss. Police Officer Bob Boyland & CNN Crime Prevention Rep. Meg Juarez will be in attendance to discuss with us the crime problems relating to the Sumner Neighborhood. Here is a chance for everyone to present & discuss their concerns with our Police Officer.
Topics include: theft, trespassing, drug activity, squatters, prostitution and more. Bring your specific concerns. Present facts (to the best of your ability) with street address, descriptions, or anything that will help officers help resolve problems.
We hope that this will be a very productive meeting with the goal of improving the safety and livability of our neighborhood.
For more information, call the CNN office at 503-823-3157 or email email@example.com.
Be sure to join us on Tuesday, May 19 for the Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) Community Meeting. Our guest speaker this month is Winston Sandino, Project Manager for the Sandy Blvd high crash corridor. He will be talking about the upcoming changes to the “High Crash Corridor” section of Sandy Blvd. in Sumner.
There has been a lot of discussion among neighbors about this topic. Tuesday you can have all of your questions answered! Learn all about the city’s plans to improve safety for all road users. Click on the map above for the full report and full size map.
As usual, we’ll also have an informal report from our neighborhood police, “1-Minute Concerns” and each meeting ends with a free raffle… always something different!
Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) Community Meeting
At the CNN office on Sandy Blvd & NE 87 Ave.
Back door of the fire station
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Update (on 10/23/13): Added this animated GIF from Google Traffic Map showing traffic levels at 4:45 PM during the most recent five weekdays. (Click here for full size.)
Normally only the Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) board meets at the board meetings. However, this month (on Oct 8) we held a special meeting about the proposal to add a third lane to the onramp southbound from Killingsworth St onto I-205. The proposal is the traffic mitigation portion of a rezone proposal for 48 acres of Colwood Golf Course on NE Cornfoot Road. (For more info, see our previous item.)
Testimony at the Portland City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue (downtown) on Wed, Oct 23, at 2 PM (agenda). All members of the public are allowed to testify. Sumner neighborhood residents are welcome to attend and/or testify. Showing up can make the difference!
Caption: Facing south, showing the bend in the onramp after the traffic lights for the two existing metered lanes on the ramp.
At our Oct 8 special board meeting, we had three special guests: Don Goldberg from Trust for Public Lands, Kurt Krueger from PBOT and Marah Danielson from ODOT to discuss the project. The SAN board thanks them for coming to talk on such short notice (at the request of the Portland City Council at their hearing on Sept 25).
Kurt did most of the talking. At the start of his comments, He very graciously apologized for the oversight of not consulting or including our neighborhood in the discussion to date. The meeting was very well attended by neighborhood residents — the room was full — and everyone was neighborly and civil. I’m proud of how everyone treated Don, Kurt and Mara. Some key points:
By widening the southbound onramp, traffic related to the 48 acre property on NE Corfoot Road is supposed to be mitigated. Several reasons it does not:
Proximity: The proposal is more than 1.5 miles away from the development site. This is unusual. Indeed, Kurt confirmed that this was the first time in his 8-10 years working on such projects that a mitigation proposal has been this far away from the site it’s mitigating.
% of traffic mitigated: According to the Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) report produced by Kittelson Associations in 2012 for the rezone proposal, the property on NE Cornfoot Road will generate 2430 trips per day. The TIA also estimates that 50 of those 2,340 trips would use the southbound onramp each day. That’s 2.1% of all vehicle trips. By contrast about 66% of trips will use the two intersections nearest to the property (NE Alderwood at NE Cornfoot Road and at NE 82nd Ave).
Traffic count data does not match other ODOT data: The Kittelson TIA report showed the southbound onramp at its full capacity (its vehicle-to-capacity ratio), yet shows the northbound onramp (next to the Pony Soldier Hotel in Parkrose) at 2/3 of its capacity. That contradicts the 2013 ODOT Corridor Bottleneck Study, which shows the northbound onramp with a 3 hour delay daily, and local motorist experience.
Traffic count data does not match itself internally: We found a repeated internal inconsistency in figures in the Kittelson TIA regarding the southbound onramp intersection. Specifically, in Figures 4, 5, 9 & 10, westbound traffic leaving the n/b ramp intersection (next to the Pony Soldier Hotel in Parkrose) was 30-50% lower than the westbound traffic arriving at the s/b ramp intersection proposed for widening. Presumably this was a transcription error of some sort. But that’s a significant unexplained flaw in the data on which to base this traffic mitigation recommendation.
And this is all on top of the five approval criteria cited by SAN in its testimony filed in late June.