Virtual Meeting About Rose Lane Project, Removal of On-Street Parking

Neighbors and Business Associations along NE Sandy Blvd. are invited to the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1

Sandy Blvd business owners have raised concerns about the Rose Lane Project and the anticipated changes with regards to removal of on-street parking. We are interested in getting your feedback about how this may or may not impact your business.

We have scheduled a virtual meeting on December 1, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm via Zoom with business owners on or near Sandy Blvd and any neighbors that will be affected as this project continues. Please contact Ronda Johnson at 503-823-2780 or to be included in this meeting. A Zoom link has been provided at the end of this letter.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that Chloe Eudaly, Transportation Commission and Portland City Council worked over two years to create the Rose Lane Project and City Council approved it June 2018. Although there were meetings conducted by TriMet and the City of Portland for the public to attend and give feedback, some business owners and neighbors do not feel they were informed of the meetings or were given notice far enough in advance about when and where the meetings were being held.

There are concerns from business owners that projects such as the recent installation of a BAT lane (bus and turn lane) at the corner of Prescott Street and Sandy Blvd that removed on-street parking did not send specific notification to businesses and residents on or near Sandy Blvd. Unless you have researched the project you may not have been aware of the proposed changes.

There are also concerns about the impact of this project on businesses all along Sandy Blvd, not just east of NE 82nd Avenue. Concerns include the impact to mail carriers and businesses that regularly receive shipments and where they might park.

We have heard, but not had confirmed at this time, Sandy Blvd, a heavily used truck and traffic route, may become a “road diet”, and downsized to one lane each way, a bus lane AND a bike lane and NO street parking. One idea expressed which might be more cost effective and efficient would be to combine the bus and bike lane into one lane. We need to think about how this will affect the businesses and neighborhoods. Bus #12 route runs on Sandy Blvd from the Hollywood Transit Center and completes its route at the Parkrose Transit Center. It seems extreme to have only one vehicle lane in each direction when busses run about every 20 minutes. The east end of Sandy Blvd is subject to bus and vehicle traffic from Vancouver commuters. This traffic happens weekdays at high commute times.

At our first Zoom meeting, we plan on getting your feedback and sharing any information we have available. We are hoping to have some businesses attend that have already had this project completed in their areas and hear the impact it has had on their businesses. We encourage questions that we may then present to the Rose Lane Project Committee at a second public Zoom meeting in January or February of 2021.

–Alison Stoll, CNN Coalition

If you would like additional information about the Rose Lane Project, you may find it at or

Thank you for your time and we look forward to meeting you and sharing feedback at the December 1, 2020 Zoom meeting.

To receive an invite to the Zoom meeting, please RSVP to: Ronda Johnson at or 503-823-2780

Topic: Sandy Blvd Rose Lane Project

Meeting Time: Dec 1, 2020 06:30 PM PT

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SAN Board Member Provides Presentation on Common Scams

At our last general meeting on November 17, 2020 our guest speaker was Sumner Board Member, Hannah Lewis.  Hannah works for OnPoint Community Credit Union and was kind enough to give us a presentation on scams and the common types of fraud going around today.

Attached are the slides she provided that are helpful if you have or know someone that has become a victim or if you want to know how to avoid becoming a victim.  If you ever receive a call from Social Security or from another bank wanting to update information, you need to know that neither SS nor a bank will call you.

–Yvonne Rice, SAN Chair

Click the slide image above to view/download the pdf presentation.

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SAN General Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17

General Meeting

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 7:00 pm

Meeting will be held electronically via Zoom (link below) due to COVID-19

*Needs to be voted on

  • 7:00 pm – Welcome, Call to Order & Introductions – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:05 pm – *Approval of Agenda – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:07 pm – *Approval of DRAFT Minutes from Sep 15 2020 General Meeting – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:10 pm – *Treasurers Report – Janet Shannon
  • 7:12 pm – Parks & Open Spaces – Tim Batog
  • 7:14 pm – Crime & Safety – OPEN
  • 7: 16 pm – Land Use/Transportation – Dave Ganslein
  • 7:18 pm – Scams, how to spot them and avoid them and what to do if you become a victim – Hannah Lewis
  • 7:40 pm – Package Drop Off, Toy & Joy Makers Toy Drive, New Manager at US Ecology, Update on camp on Emerson St, PSAC Meetings – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:50 pm – New Business – Rose Lane Project – Sandy Blvd Corridor Plan Zoom Meeting Dec 1 2020 – Ronda Johnson
  • 8:00 pm – Old Business – none – Yvonne Rice
  • 8:01 pm – Open Comments – Yvonne Rice
  • 8:10 pm – Adjourn Meeting – Yvonne Rice

Join the Zoom Meeting at this link:

Meeting ID: 810 6412 5330
Passcode: 414813
Dial: 1-669-900-9128 US (San Jose)

Upcoming Zoom General Meetings:

  • 7:00 pm – Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021
  • 7:00 pm – Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Board members: Yvonne Rice, Chair| Karen McAninch, V Chair | Virginia Petersen, Secretary | Janet Shannon, Treasurer, Dave Ganslein, LUTOP | Tim Batog, Park & Open Spaces | David Wiens, Member @ Large | Henry Shannon, Member @ Large | Hannah Lewis, Member @ Large | Donna Moir, Member @ Large

Questions: Ronda Johnson 503-935-4874 cell, 503-823-3156 work,

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SAN September Meeting Notes

Sumner Neighborhood Association General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Virus this meeting was held electronically through Zoom.

  1. Call to Order & Introductions: meeting called to order at 7:05 pm by Chair, Yvonne Rice via Zoom.
    Board Members present: Dave Ganslien, Hannah Lewis, Ronda Johnson, Tim Batog, Virginia Petersen, Karen McAninch. Not in attendance: David Wiens, Henry Shannon, Janet Shannon.
  2. Approval of Agenda, Yvonne Rice: Motion made to approve September 15, 2020 General Meeting Agenda with possible amendments by Dave Ganslein; seconded by Karen McAninch, MSP. Motion passed.
  3. Approval of General Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2020 and Jun 16 2020, Yvonne Rice: Motion moved to accept the May 19, 2020 and Jun 16 2020 General Meeting Minutes with possible amendments by Dave Ganslien; seconded by Hannah Lewis, MSP. Motion passed.
  4. Treasurer’s Report, Ronda Johnson: current balance is $1,580.65. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Dave Ganslien, MSP; seconded by Karen McAninch. Motion passed.
  5. Guest Speaker with City of Portland, Homelessness & Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program (HUCIRP), Jonathan Lewis: talked about the current homeless situation and porta-potties placed throughout Portland. Gave information on how to report camps and emails with names of those to contact to report homeless issues and the importance of filing reports. Neighbors discussed how the crime rate as gone up and how they are uncomfortable walking in their neighborhood. It was suggested that since the City no longer supports Neighborhood Watch, we, as a neighborhood, put together our own version of neighborhood watch.
  6. Parks & Open Spaces, Tim Batog: nothing new to report. Tim has been monitoring the open space at 87th & Emerson St.
  7. Crime & Safety: Paul Lamb and his wife, Nikki, have resigned from the board. They are moving to Sherwood, Oregon. Asked if anyone would like to fill that position.
  8. Land Use & Transportation, Dave Ganslein: nothing new to report. A neighbor reported a vacant house with garbage piling up on NE 90th Ave.
  9. New Business – Status of CNN and Civic Life Contract, Ronda Johnson: A one-year contract with Civic Life was reviewed and signed by the CNN Chair.
  10. Old Business – Electronic Newsletter & Neighbors Night Out Update, Yvonne Rice: The last Sumner Sun Newsletter was put together and sent electronically through Constant Contact which saves us money that we would have spent on printing and mailing. The City of Portland moved the originally scheduled date of August 6, 2020, for Neighbors Night Out to October 6, 2020, however, the city is not supporting any events. We have canceled Neighbors Night Out.
  11. Open Comments, Yvonne Rice: Neighbors talked about the homeless and the crime associated with campers.
  12. Adjourn Meeting: motion moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 pm by Dave Ganslein, seconded by Hannah Lewis; MSP. Motion passed.
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