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Annual Meeting, Board Meeting – May 18, 2015

The NWDA Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 6 pm at the Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium in Building #2, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue (across NW22nd from the hospital’s main entrance). The Annual Meeting will be followed by a Board meeting from 7:10 pm to 8:05 pm.

The Annual meeting will include the election of NWDA Board Directors plus the Board President. There will also be short updates from the Board President and committee chairpersons. All are welcome to attend. Meeting agendas are available for download.

To vote you must be a member of the NWDA as a resident, Property owner, or a representative of a business or non-profit organization. Membership forms are available and can be submitted on-line at www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?page_id=354 or at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210. Absentee voting is permitted, but proxies are not allowed. For more information contact Mark Sieber at 503-823-4212.

2015.05.18 NWDA Annual Meeting Agenda

Parks Presentation Outline – NWDA 05-18-15

Minutes NWDA Air Quality Committee

May 11, 2015

Present: Myriam Alaux, Joe Keller, Bob L, Sharon Genasci

Train idling is a problem for all those living now in fairly new housing, including low income housing, near the train station, where the Amtrak idles all night long. Several ideas for dealing with the problem were discussed. Kevin Downing at DEQ has spoken with train officials with no success about the diesel emissions going into peoples’ homes.

Sharon brought a draft of a Good Neighbor Agreement with Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital for clean diesel (tier 4 standard) in hospital construction and the hospital fleet.

This was a draft that Kathy Sharp produced after our committee’s last meeting with Legacy officials. Another meeting will soon be held to finalize the agreement.

Senator Denbrow’s Senate Bill 705 which deals with asbestos and lead emissions from demolitions was discussed.. Our committee offered testimony on this bill with John Sandie from United Neighbors for Reform,
a group that has convened for many months to take action on the number of demolitions throughout Portland that are completely unregulated. AQC members were disappointed that the current form of the bill now before the House, does not require enforcement or provide fees from developers to pay for certified asbestos and lead removal. More work has to be done to provide protection for neighbors.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

NWDA Air Quality Committee Agenda

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May 11, 2015

Agenda, NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting

7:00 pm, Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place & Vaughn

1. Train Idling – Monitoring for diesel particulate. Update – Sharon & David
2. Good Sam Clean Diesel Agreement, update
3. Status of SB 705- asbestos and lead in demolitions
4. Other Business

5-6-15 NWDA TransCom agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the May 6, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda: 5-6-15 NWDA TransCom agenda

TONIGHT – Meeting to discuss Slabtown Square

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You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss plans for the Slabtown Neighborhood Square to be built as part of a private development on NW 21st between NW Pettygrove and NW Quimby. We will continue our discussion of Square proposals and seek feedback from the community at large. Your input and participation would be much appreciated. Please let any of your friends and neighbors who might be interested know about this meeting.

Wednesday April 29th
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium
Building 2
1040 NW 22nd


Please find the materials for the meeting at this link:


Big News on the Historic Preservation Front

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This could provide real protection for properties on the HRI.


Slabtown Square – Public Meeting, Wed. April 29

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Slabtown Square Development Public Outreach Meeting
5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesday April 29th
Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium
Building 2
1040 NW 22nd

The NWDA Planning Committee will report the status of the design of the Slabtown Neighborhood Square. All members of the public are encouraged to attend to provide input.

Blocks 294-5 (Drawings)

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2015 03 Blocks 294-5 03 – App B – Design Drawings

April 9th Unofficial Notes – NOT Minutes

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2015-04-09 NWDA Planning Cte

March 26th Unofficial Notes – NOT Minutes

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2015-03-26 NWDA Planning Cte

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