Portland’s Housing Crisis

In June and July 2016, about 545 people attended a series of six inperson open houses hosted by BPS held across the city

In June and July 2016, about 545 people attended a series of six inperson
open houses hosted by BPS held across the city

As a reminder, the Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee (RIPSAC) seeks to
find a solution to the projected 123,000 additional households expected to call Portland “home” by 2035. Keeping in mind that 20% of the additional housing units will be built in single-family dwelling zones and that the Urban Growth Boundary is what it is, Portland needs to create new “rules” around the scale and design of new construction as well as address what you can do with the property you currently
have. The first step in all of this is to change the zoning code so that limitations are loosened for square footage.

Owners of property affected by the proposed changes should receive official notices in the mail. Public review of the draft proposal ended on August 15th and the committee compiled public feedback into
a published summary: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/590169.

With this feedback, staff is developing recommendations for City Council. These should be available the week of October 10. City Council will then have a work session on November 1. A public hearing will follow on November 9. Zoning code amendments will occur through a legislative process in 2017. Feel free to get involved and get updates via their e-newsletter available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728.

And if you have any specific questions relative to Sumner’s land use changes or any questions pertaining to Land Use or Transportation in Sumner, feel free to email your local representative: Erin Middleton at sumner.neighborhood.landuse@gmail.com.

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Amanda Fritz is Guest Speaker at SAN September Community Meeting



Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. social time
CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220


Our guest speaker will be Commissioner Fritz. She asked to attend Sumner’s neighborhood meeting this week in order to listen to Constituent concerns and deliver information from the City as well.

The Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) holds meeting nearly every month of the year. We had a special crime meeting last month with a lot of neighbors in attendance. Valuable tips and information was presented and experiences shared.

Stop by and learn any news, and happenings. Grab a treat and a cuppa, have a chat, or just sit back and relax. The meetings are guided by our friendly Chairperson Yvonne and run smoothly with a chance for everyone to speak.

PLUS: “One-Minute Concerns”, updates from our neighborhood police officers, coffee, treats and free raffle prizes

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Special Crime Meeting this Tuesday, August 16



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 sumner.neighborhood@gmail.com.


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Thursday, July 28 is Sumner’s National Night Out barbecue



Get ready for the party! Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) will be holding our annual National Night Out barbecue on Thursday evening, July 28, in the same place as last year — in the parking lot at fire station #12 at 4415 NE 87th Ave. The fun starts at 6 PM.

We will have food, beverages, raffle and activities for the kids. Please bring a neighbor and a side dish to share if you’d like. We will supply burgers, hot dogs, chips and soda.


nno-logoWhat is “National Night Out”?

According to the National Night Out website, it is:

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.”

Last year’s SAN NNO barbecue we had a great turnout. The weather was perfect, people felt good and it was a lot of fun from start to finish.

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