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7-6-2016 NWDA TransCom Agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the July 6, 2016 NWDA Transportation Committee Agenda: 7-6-16 NWDA TransCom Agenda





Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium, 1040 NW 22nd Ave

June 20, 2016 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Followed Immediately by a Board of Directors Meeting to Seat the Board


There are six candidates declared for the eight positions open for the Board of Directors.  Those candidates are: Carla Charlton, Gustavo Cruz, Angie Garcia, Don Genasci, Sharon Genasci, and JoZell Johnson.


There are two candidates for President: Karen Karlsson and Ron Walters


Balloting will close at 7:15.


Please plan to attend this annual meeting, hear what the candidates have to say about why they are running for election, and make your voice count as one of the many diverse voices that make up this great Northwest Portland neighborhood.


To vote at the meeting, you must be a member of NWDA as a resident, a property owner, or a representative of a business or non-profit organization. Deadline for membership application is

Noon, Wednesday June 15th. Membership forms are available online at  http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?page_id=354

or at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh, Portland, 97210


Absentee ballots are available at Neighbors West-Northwest office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays from Monday, June 13th to Friday, June 17th, and Monday, June 20th. Absentee voting is permitted but proxies are not allowed. To vote absentee, you must register as a member at least three business days in advance of receiving a ballot, and no later than Noon, Wednesday June 15th.


For more information contact Mark Sieber at 503-823-4212

6-1-16 NWDA TransCom Agenda

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Attached is the June 1, 2016 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda: 6-1-16 NWDA TransCom agenda

Slabtown Square Block 290 Staff Report – Denial Recommended

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The Design Commission has recommended denial of the current proposal for the Slabtown Square.  Read the report:  574902


Here are the drawings:  drawings


5-4-16 NWDA TransCom Agenda

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Attached is the May 4, 2016 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda: 5-4-16 NWDA TransCom agenda

TM change to Line 77

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TM posted this:

Starting May 1, Line 77-Broadway/Halsey will be detoured due to major sewer construction. Sewer work will last approximately eight weeks and will require the closure of NW Thurman between 21st and 22nd Ave.

Line 77 will run on 23rd Ave., Savier, 22nd Ave., and Raleigh. Stops at 22nd & Thurman (Stop IDs 4788 and 7168) and at 21st & Savier (Stop IDs 10693 and 10694) will be closed. Temporary stops are located on Raleigh between 21st and 22nd Ave.

If you have any questions or concerns please call TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433), 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

April 21, 2016 Slabtown Square Drawings

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Attached are updated drawings presented to the NWDA Planning Committee this morning.

20160421 NWDA Meeting

Updated Site Plan – Slabtown Square (Block 290)

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Block 290_Site Plan

April 6, 2016 NWDA TransCom Agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the April 6, 2016 NWDA Transportation Committee: 4-6-2016 NWDA TransCom agenda

Minutes, NWDA Air Quality Committee, 3.14.16

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Present: Dan Packard, David Arrow, Bob L, Joe Keller, Myriam Alaux, S.Joan Glebow, jorjan Parker, Evan Farnham, Sharon Genasci

First item on the agenda was the question of ESCO’s closure of Plant 1.
It was announced at the NAC (Neighborhood Advisory Committee) meeting that the Plant 1 closure date has not been set. When Sharon questioned ESCO representatives, they said that the plant could still be operating in a year’s time.

ESCO also mentioned that they would like to begin discussions on a new Good Neighbor Agreement for the five years of the next permit. Plant 3 will continue to operate as usual. Mark Morford will continue, as in the last GNA, to serve as ESCO’s lawyer.

Discussion included all the new housing units that have gone up in the ESCO airshed since the last permit, making the need for controls on heavy metals and other pollutants even more important. We discussed the outcome of the last GNA, when our committee was not pleased with the agreement, and wrote a Minority Report to register our dissatisfaction with a 20 per cent reduction in emissions, no opportunity for fenceline monitoring to validate emissions’ levels and no controls at all on Slinger Bay, which is closest to the neighborhood with open windows and ceiling vents.

David Arrow gave a quick update on diesel emissions at the Railroad Station where trains continue to idle. Our committee was refused permission by building managers at two Portland Housing Authority buildings next to the Station, to put monitors on the rooftops to ascertain diesel levels that potentially expose housing residents.

Sharon announced she is showing her film, “What’s In Our Air?” at the Clinton Street Theater on March 21st “ at 7:00 pm. Air quality activists from across Portland will discuss DEQ plans for temporary rules for heavy metals from small art glass factories in SE Portland. The group agreed that Sharon should write testimony, urging ODEQ to write permanent rules for all businesses emitting lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals that are endangering public health in Oregon.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

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