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September 24, 2015 – Planning Committee Notes, NOT Minutes

Main Topic:

Conway – Block 294-295

2015-09-24 NWDA Planning Cte

9/24/15 Drawings


August 20, 2015 – Unofficial Planning Committee Notes – NOT Minutes

Main topic: 2030 NW Front St.

2015-08-20 NWDA Planning Cte

NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Agenda

October 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place & Vaughn

1. Update on train idling
2. Discussion and agreement on a plan for the next ESCO five year permit renewal and GNA, to be presented to NWDA Board
3. Cascade Rubber emissions
4. DEQ Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee meeting to set new benchmark for diesel, Oct. 21st
5. Other business

10-7-15 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Attached is the draft agenda for the October 7, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee: 10-7-15 NW DA TransCom agenda

NW Flanders Greenway Walk

Join us on October 17 at 1 pm for a walk along the future NW Flanders Greenway, starting from the northeast corner of NW 23rd and Flanders. Help build support for this project that will link Northwest with the Pearl and Old Town/Chinatown along a safe route for pedestrians and bicycles. The Greenway will link our neighborhoods with Waterfront Park and the Steel Bridge to the east side. Hope to see you there!

Minutes, NWDA Air Quality Committee

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September 14, 2015, Breakfast Room Silver Cloud Inn

Present: Dale Feik, Edin Zulich, Bob L, Myriam Alaux, Joe Keller, David Arrow, Sharon Genasci

The meeting began with a reminder that ESCO’s current permit and the Good Neighbor Agreement (signed by the former NWDA Board President & Neighbors for Clean Air Chair) will expire in just under a year’s time.
We will need to decide how to prepare for new negotiations with ESCO for a new five year permit. The group decided to make a plan and then take it to the NWDA Board for further discussion.

David reported on the train idling problem with diesel particulate in his and other tenants’ rooms in their affordable housing near the train station. To date administrators of his building and Bud Clark Commons, housing for homeless also near the station, will not permit particulate monitors in their buildings. The EPA certified monitors were offered at no cost. He and other tenants plan to write to building administrators again
requesting the monitors.

Edin has a small child at home and is concerned about odors near his home on 20th and Quimby. Cascade Rubber, which makes parts for ESCO is located near his home. It has emissions that we have noted in the past, but have been unable to find out anything about what they are emitting because DEQ does not require a permit. DEQ told us they need more complaints from neighbors before they will take any action on the emissions. To date we have had complaints from three neighbors. We will continue to support the neighbors who would like to know what they are breathing.

Sharon passed round the Good Neighbor Agreement she and Kathy worked on with Good Sam. The Committee is very pleased with this clean diesel agreement with the hospital. NWDA Board President, Tavo Cruz, signed along with Jonathan Avery, Chief Administrative Officer, Good Sam
Hospital. We will post the agreement on our website.

Finally, Myriam raised the question how to get the City to protect mature and in some cases, historic trees that are being removed for development?
Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

Town Hall Meeting 9/30/15

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Commissioner Fritz Invites you to a Town Hall meeting 9/30/151d ago

ONI John Dutt from City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement

Commissioner Amanda Fritz cordially invites you a Town Hall meeting to share information, ask questions and give feedback on current policy issues in Portland. 

Topics will include: 

• Recreational marijuana regulations and wise use; 
• Paid parental leave for City workers; 
• Beginning a process to discuss fair/predictable scheduling for workers throughout Oregon; 
• The Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement on police accountability and community trust-building;  
• Commissioner Fritz’s upcoming City Council legislation, including providing additional time for public review of weekly Council meeting Agenda items; Closed Captioning on TVs in Public Places; and a Resolution opposing Oil Trains passing through Portland and Vancouver WA. 
• Open forum for you to share issues of concern 

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM (Note: We will start and end promptly. You are welcome to attend for all or part of the forum) 
Location: PCC Cascade, 705 N. Killingworth St. Portland, OR 97217, Margaret Carter Technology Education Building TEB 222. 

Light refreshments will be provided. TriMet operates bus 72 along Cascade campus. 

Please contact Jasmine Wadsworth at 503-823-3008 or email her at Jasmine.wadsworth@portlandoregon.gov with questions. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2036, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests or visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bibs/artic…. Requests must be made by Monday, September 28, 2105.

NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Agenda

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September 14th, 7:00 pm, Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place and Vaughn

1. Esco, new permit discussion – Sharon
2. Monitoring, diesel particulate update
3. Fuel smells on the river
4. Cascade Rubber emissions
5. Clean Diesel agreement signed with Good Samaritan – Kathy
6. Con-way developments – Sharon
7. Other business

9-2-15 NWDA TransCom agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the upcoming NWDA Transportation Committee on September 2, 2015: 9-2-15 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Slabtown Square progress

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Check out these animated videos for the evolving Slabtown Square project at NW 21st and Pettygrove. You may need to download and run them using Windows Media or comparable program.


User: B290 Animations Password: B290Square

The next meeting to discuss the Square will be this coming Monday, August 17, at 8:00 a.m. at the Coho Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh.  We will finalize our letter to the Design Commission.  It’s not to late to express your opinions!

The Design Commission will deal with the matter on August 20, at 1:30 PM in conference room 2500A, 2nd floor of 1900 SW 4th Avenue.

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