September 2020 SAN Meeting Recap

Thank you to all the neighbors that attended our Sumner General Meeting held on Sep 15 2020 via Zoom. Your conversation and input is so valuable and it gives us all a time to connect and hear what’s going on in Sumner.

Our next General Meeting is Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Our scheduled guest speakers will be Hannah Lewis, Sumner Board Member, to talk about scammers and how to avoid becoming a victim AND Donavan McCutcheon, with US Ecology at 89th Ave between Killingsworth St & Emerson St (formerly NRC). As many of you know there have been long on-going issues with this waste company. We now have an individual that wants to mend those issues and update us what they are doing to improve their site.

Thank you also to our guest speaker, Jonathan Lewis with the City of Portland, Homelessness & Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program (HUCIRP) and for encouraging us to report campsites. Central City Concern picks up over 250,000 pounds of garbage a month. Below are the links that Jonny talked about at our meeting.

  1. Campsite Report Form:
  2. PDX Reporter: — and select “Campsite Reporting” from the main menu.
  3. Calling Information & Referral: 503-823-4000.

Shelter to Housing Continuum project link:

Has the City considered placing dumpsters near encampments?

When will the City restart campsite removals?

Has the City considered alternative shelter models?

Porta-potty info:

Contact info:
Jonny Lewis, HUCIRP/City of Portland

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Notes Available From June, May SAN Meetings

Weren’t able to attend either of the last couple of Sumner Association of Neighbors General Meetings? Catch up on all the news and happenings with May and June 2020’s meeting notes posted below.

June 2020 SAN meeting minutes

May 2020 SAN meeting minutes

View information about the September SAN General Meeting here.

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Homeless & Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program Coordinator Guest at September Meeting

Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Our guest speaker will be Jonathan Lewis, Program Coordinator for the Homeless & Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program.

Join Zoom Meeting at this link:

Or join by phone: 669-900-9128

Meeting ID: 872 5252 0676
Passcode: 631655

Click the above image to view or download the agenda for September’s meeting.

Before the meeting, it may be helpful to review the following links to some new information published recently online. They range from a number of topics from placing dumpsters near encampments to the city’s new process for campsite removals. Several hygiene units have been placed in town and funds are now available to place 100 new porta-potties in locations throughout town.

There is also a zoning code project that seeks to streamline shelter developments within the City. Please take a look at the link below to learn more.

  • Has the City considered placing dumpsters near encampments?

  • When will the City restart campsite removals?

  • Has the City considered alternative shelter models?

View previous SAN meeting minutes here:

June 2020 SAN meeting minutes

May 2020 SAN meeting minutes

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Public Safety Meeting Notes from Meeting on June 18th

Thank you to Hannah Lewis, SAN Member-at-Large, for attending this Zoom meeting.

Below you will find some highlights from the public safety meeting held on  Thursday, June 18, 2020, over Zoom.

We are still working on getting the meeting recording edited. We will send out information on how to access the recording next week once we get it wrangled.

Attached you will find 3 slides from a presentation on Racial Equity Training some City employees have participated in. Please note, this training focuses on services/programs the City provides. Daniel mentioned Slides 5, 6 and 7 (Click here to view Slides-5-6-7) as particularly beneficial for reflecting on why any organization has a program or provides services.

Below are summary resources for community members to learn more about what was discussed.

At the end of the meeting Daniel and Jacob reminded those present that to better meet the needs of the community, this meeting could be organized, planned and facilitated by community members. City employees can provide a paid Zoom account with no time limit or limit of attendees. City employees can also provide technical assistance and facilitation training for community members so they can run this meeting themselves.

We thank the several community members who have expressed their willingness to help with planning and facilitation for a future public safety meeting.


Jacob Brostoff and Daniel Franco-Nunez

North Community Safety Team
Community Safety Coordinator | Community Safety Program
Office of Community & Civic Life

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