Safety & Livability Committee
The Safety and Livability Committee is co-chaired by board members Josh Olsen and Page Stockwell. Meeting are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. Check this listing for meeting agendas and minutes. All are invited to attend and to bring their concerns or suggestions.
Report emergencies: 911
Report non-emergencies: 503-823-3333
Report neighborhood park problems:ParkScan
Report abandoned grocery carts: 888-552-2787

March Safety and Livability Committee Minutes

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March meeting minutes are at: NWDA Safetyminutes 3 11 14

NW Streetsweeping Catch-Up Scheduled

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The City’s Bureau of Transportation has advised that leaves will be swept in Leaf District NW 1 on March 14th. NW 1 is the area encompassed by Burnside, 21st, Marshall and 16th. The flyer advises that Parking restrictions will be in place and enforced. If the past is any indication, there will be signs on the streets about two days before.This is “catch-up” sweeping of leaves that were frozen when this was scheduled in December.

SW 1 (other side of Burnside) is scheduled for 12 March.  The circular mentions sweeping gravel both days on Lovejoy from NW 24 to NW 25th, continuing up Cornell up to the first tunnel.

Safety and Livability Committee Meeting

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Page has sent along this agenda for tonight’s (February 11th) Safety and Livability Committee meeting, 6 to 7 pm:

 1. Meet Jenni Pullen, Portland Police Liaiison to NWNW and discuss crime issues and solutions.

2.  Prepare for the NWDA Meet and Greet event scheduled for 13 February.

 The location is:

Legacy Good Samaritan

Wilcox Building, Conference Room B

1015 NW 22nd Ave.

Portland Oregon

 This is the basement conference room accessed from the parking lot – next to the dumpsters!

‘See you there!

 Phil on behalf of Page

Lil’ Nature Kids Program Scheduled

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Greetings from the PP&R City Nature, Environmental Education staff! We are excited to share information about our upcoming nature classes in all corners of Portland for children & youth beginning Jan 27th, and continuing in 4-week sessions through late spring!

Lil’ Nature Kids is a popular program for children ages 3-6 where children learn about ecology of the Pacific NW through stories, songs, exploration and play. Our Preschool Naturalists are highly trained and experienced educators who love children and nature alike! Classes are built using a creative curriculum of games, exploration, hiking and imaginative play, and the nature topic for each day is woven throughout subtly but effectively. (Plus we ALWAYS make time to stomp in puddles and look closely at worms and smell flowers along the way!) These classes help children learn how to have fun in any kind of weather, introduce them to new grown-ups who are trust-worthy and caring, and help them gain  knowledge of nature concepts and processes in an engaging way.

 Nature School and Nature Recess classes are for children & youth a bit older who still crave that infectious nature connection. Nature School is a bit more academic than Lil’ Nature Kids and Nature Recess is pretty much what you would expect – a way to give children that experience many of us had growing up, but with smart & educated adults around who can actually interpret the land, the birds, the plants and the animals in the midst of play. Learn more at: Nuts about Nature Flyer Email WIN2014 .

 Classes in YOUR neighborhood this Winter!

Winter Session (Week of Feb 24 – March 21): Tuesdays @ Hoyt Arboretum (Nature School)

 Spring Sessions (Mar 31 – May 23): Classes will be listed on our website in February! Registration will begin March 3rd! Tuesdays @ Hoyt Arboretum (Nature School); Wednesdays @ Hoyt Arboretum (Lil’ Nature Kids)

 Details of our Winter classes can be found on the Environmental Education “Programs for Early Childhood” web page:

Chrissy Larson (a.k.a. Teacher Balsam)

Northwest Street Tree Opportunity

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Friends –

With the arrival of 2014, we might be thinking of ways to improve our properties, our neighborhoods and the environment. With this in mind, we call your attention to a street tree planting program, described below and in more detail with: itreepdx@portlandoregon.govNW – Goose Hollow letter 2013-14 (draft) offered by the City’s Bureau of Environmental Services. While our community is pretty well “forested”, there are many holes to be filled in. Consider adding a tree to your street frontage or pass this to a friend or neighbor who might be interested. Note that the deadline for signing up is January 10th.

Best wishes for a healthy and “green” new year!

Phil Selinger

NWDA Board President

December 23rd, 2013

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is offering free street trees to properties in the Northwest District and Goose Hollow neighborhoods.

Street trees offer many benefits to you and your community.  Tree canopy captures stormwater, calms traffic, cleans the air, and reduces the urban heat island effect.  Trees also increase property resale value and help make greener and safer places to live and work.  You can be part of a large-scale effort to restore our city’s urban forest and to enhance watershed health.  Join your neighbors and local businesses by signing up for trees!

Tree types and locations will take into consideration sight lines along with various setbacks and clearances for proper spacing.  Environmental Services will select hardy, urban-tolerant trees that fit the space available.  The goal is Right Tree, Right Place.

Tentative timeline:

             January 10th, sign-up deadline

Jan 13th – 24th, street tree inspections, property owner follow-up

Jan 31st, opt out deadline

early Feb, tree list finalized, trees ordered, trees assigned to properties

late Feb - mid March, tree planting

To learn more about this special offer to have free street trees planted adjacent to your property, please call or email the tree program today. The deadline to sign up is Friday, January 10th.  You can cancel later on but if you don’t sign up now, you miss the opportunity to see your tree potential.

 Environmental Services Urban Tree Canopy Program

503-823-TREE (8733)


NWDA September 10th Safety and Livability Meeting Agenda

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09102013_NWDA Safety and Livability Meeting Agenda

August 13th Safety and Livability Meeting

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The Safety and Livability Committee has been reconstituted and is again meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, starting with August 13th at Good Samaritan Hospital, Wilcox Building B, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue. The agenda is as follows:

08132013_NWDA Safety and Livability Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of this committee will be on September 10th. Bring your ideas or concerns about committee livability to this group. All are welcome!


Attempted ATM Theft – 5/5

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News Release from: Portland Police Bureau PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING AN

Sunday May 5, 2013, at 6:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers
responded to the report of a truck ramming at ATM in front of the Selco
Community Credit Union, located at 2465 Northwest Thurman Street.

Officers arrived in the area and found the suspect vehicle abandoned a few
blocks away. Significant damage was done to the front of the credit union as
well as the ATM.

Officers spoke to a person near where the truck was abandoned who told
police that a person tried to get into their truck but ran away when

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the
suspects description, which was a white or Hispanic male in all dark

It is not known at this point if this attempted ATM theft is connected to a
similar incident last week on Southeast Belmont Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland
Police at

Robbery in NW Portland

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News Release from: Portland Police Bureau PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING AN

This evening, Monday April 22, 2013, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Portland
Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of an
armed robbery at Little Things jewelry shop, located at 1720 Northwest
Lovejoy Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that approximately
30 minutes earlier, a man who was shopping in the jewelry store approached
the counter to purchase an item, then displayed a pocket knife as he
demanded money from the victim, an adult female.

The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money then the suspect
tied the victim up and left the store. The victim did not see what direction
the suspect went after exiting the front door.

The victim was able to loosen herself and call 9-1-1.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late-20s, 5’6″ tall, dark
clothes, backpack, black baseball cap, with a reddish/gray goatee.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the Robbery Detail
at (503) 823-0405.


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