February HNA MEETING MINUTES!
Humboldt Neighborhood Association
February 10, 2009
Paul Anthony, HNA Chair:
The approval of January minutes will happen next month.
Amanda from NE Precinct was not able to be here, so we will not be hearing from the police tonight.
When you have problems with bars and/or liquor stores, be sure to give them the address of the establishment, otherwise it does not get recorded as a complaint. You need to give the address during the first phone call, so it gets registered.
Jasmine Market and Thai Food Café are both applying for liquor licenses
Peter from Columbia River Crossing, columbiarivercrossing.org
We agreed on a preferred option for bridge, highway and transit options over I-5, which is to support a replacement bridge, west of the current structure, with a light rail extension into Vancouver and a bike and pedestrian path.
Design, financial plan and number of lanes are still being determined – we are currently working with partner groups
Three through-lanes are part of an agreement between WA and OR.
Add/drop lanes emerge as needed to help people get on and off the freeway safely.
There are four options:
No build option – been ruled out
12 lanes – still only 3 through lanes
The project is a 5-mile stretch to improve safety and traffic movement. There are lots of different opinions as to how many lanes are needed. There will be no increase in lanes past Marine Blvd or SR 500.
A higher number of lanes will actually slightly reduce traffic emissions.
Is this a first step to widening I-5 to the South in North Portland?
This project has nothing to do with that
Marine Drive is the busiest truck interchange in Oregon
Forecasting up to 20% of trips across the river will be on light rail
Interchanges are only ½ mile apart, not feasible to have a reversible lane
Carpool lane only possible with the 10 or 12 lane option
Any budget for landscaping/tree planting/air quality mitigation?
Design of the bike/pedestrian path is still being determined
Still have to come up with a mitigation and financial plan, including green building
How will the project be funded?
It will cost 3 or 4 billion – 5 miles of highway, seven interchanges, light rail extension, bike and pedestrian paths
Federal government t- light rail (hopefully), tolls, and federal transportation money
The project is a balancing act politically
Metro and city of Portland would like to start tolling as soon as legally possible; have to build something new in order to start tolling
The website is Columbiarivercrossing.org Thank you. We care what you think.
Neighborhood and Community Program – we offer a list serve for board members so that they can share with the rest of the association.
Upcoming events: tomorrow – training on how to deal with difficult situations in your neighborhood – Judith Mowry from the Restorative Listening Project will be leading the training.
Citizen’s Advocacy Training
Wednesday Feb 18th – Dinner at the NECN to network and learn about resources in the community
Neighborhood Clean-ups – NECN has funding to help out – Workshop on March 3rd- how to organize a clean-up
Abe Proctor- PCC Cascade
Representing the campus through this long bond process
We will be establishing a web page to keep the neighborhood updated
Mission statement- will have that next month
Have projects at all of our campuses – Newberg campus getting going
Need contractors for everything – pcc.edu, resources, purchasing, etc
Late April starting to look for architects and engineering firms – Brian Murtagh from the HNA will be on the selection committee
Sara – PSU School of Urban Design- Master of Urban Planning
We held a meeting last week with the bureau of planning and the NECN
Community Outreach project
Recommendations for the HNA
Reach out to your neighbors and your churches
1st step- Move the HNA meeting space
Some people may feel uncomfortable with this setting
List of suggestions (some people expressed interest in Jefferson or Humboldt Elementary)
Mosaic Planning – will have a website going
This project is not being presented as a part of the Humboldt Neighborhood Association
Sarah – PSU School of Social Work
Will be analyzing survey data
24 of 60 respondents had income levels over $65,000
Paul- HNA Chair
Humboldt Elementary Oregon Solutions Project
2 years ago- Erik Sten wanted to target specific vulnerable schools and try and make them more sustainable
That project didn’t go anywhere with Humboldt
Oregon Solutions is a project with similar goals
Holding meetings during mid-afternoon on weekdays, high-powered people are at the table, there are very few community members involved, if there is anyone able to attend, I would appreciate it (Dave Ketah volunteered)
Breanne- Land Use Representative
Talking to Carol Hertzberg on Monday
Available money, but not much available land in Humboldt
Looking at land owned by North Portland Bible College on corner of Alberta and Vancouver
Farmer’s market at King Elementary through NECN is moving forward – Very concerted efforts to make it multi-cultural
Albina and Ainsworth- Delta Sorority is turning their building into a Community Center
Next month they will come to present to us about the project
Albina Killingsworth intersection
Amanda from NE Precinct says it’s getting better- no major incidents in a long time
Businesses are helping
Overpass Guardrails are up on Killingsworth!
Will – social networking possible?
Will, Ketzel and Susan will start looking at the website