On September 4, 2012, the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association endorsed the NWDA Newsrack Management Effort. Thanks!
A big thank you to the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association for endorsing the NWDA 4-step Newsrack Management Effort at their August 28, 2012 board meeting.
A big thanks to Alberta Main Street for endorsing our newsrack management effort. Read their endorsement here: Alberta Main Street letter.pdf
The Pearl District Business Association recently voted to endorse the NWDA 4-step effort to manage newsracks in the public right of way. Read their full endorsement here:
Read their full report here: PDNApubBoxStudy.pdf
Sidewalk Management Sub Committee Group Minutes
June 22, 10-11am, World Cup
In attendance: Mike Boyer (ONI), Carlos (ONI intern), Fran Goldstein (NWDA), Guy Bodin (Pearl), Jan Valentine (Pearl), Felicia Williams (Downtown), Phil Selinger (NWDA), Mary Ann Pastene (NWDA)
Felicia: Old Town won’t address approving our effort till Sept.; downtown is working on inventory in order to identify abandoned racks and subsequent removal ; it will be on our agenda in July.
Fran: Met with NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, they will bring it up at their July meeting; Alberta Main St. Program will endorse, I expect to get a letter; The NWDA approved the ‘property owner’ letter; will start handing it out.
Phil: I sent Lloyd TMA an email and will follow up.
Jan: PDNA passed a resolution and we completed a similar report like NWDA’s. PDBA is on board and expect a letter of endorsement
Mary Ann: I will contact Nob Hill BA and give them a head’s up about the ‘property owner’ letter
Mike: I recommend we get Old Town’s endorsement before we approach the city in a meaningful way. You should also explore the insurance issue… could be a roadblock to developing any kind of neighborhood monitoring/removal program.
Mary Ann: I will contact Mark at NWNW regarding insurance
Fran: Maybe it’s time we reconnect with PBOT
Phil: I will try to arrange a meeting and suggest to Rich at PBOT to invite Amanda Fritz and/or Mayor’s office if it is appropriate
Mary Ann: Next meeting 10am, 7/27. I will confirm via email if I can reserve World Cup again
Did you know that the City of Portland code Title 17/Public Improvements ‐ Chapter 17.28.020 specifies the responsible party for side‐walk management as the owner of the property that abuts the right‐of‐way? This makes the property owner responsible for newsrack encroachments which are placed haphazardly by publishers. To lean more and steps you can take, download: Newsrack Removal Letter_Building Owner.pdf
PDF file documenting NWDA’s current effort to manage newsracks located in the public right of way: SMS-newsracks.pdf
Sidewalk Management Subcommittee Meeting
April 13, 2012, 10-11:30am
World Cup Coffee, 1740 NW Glisan
In attendance: Fran Goldstein (NWDA), Phil Selinger (NWDA), Felicia Williams (Downtown), Bob Wright (Downtown), Allan Classen (NW Examiner), Guy (Pearl), Jan Valentine (Pearl), Kathy (Pearl), Jeanne Harrison (NWDA) and Karen (ONI intern)
Immediate Strategy – volunteers to collect neighborhood association and other relevant non-profit letters of support over the next few months, through personal contacts, outreach, etc. Volunteer list:
Hosferd Abernathy – Jean Harrison
Goose Hollow – Mary Ann Pastene
Multnomah Villagge – Mary Ann Pastene
Montavilla – Mary Ann Pastene
Sellwood – Mary Ann Pastene
Richmond – Jean Harrison
Killingsworth – Fran Goldstein
Mississippi – Fran Golstein
Pearl – Jan Valentine
Old Town – Felicia Williams
Downtown – Felicia Williams
Humbolt – Felicia Williams
King – Felicia Williams
Lloyd District – Phil Selinger
Venture Portland – Mary Ann Pastene
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition – Jeanne Harrison
Pearl Business Association – Jan Valentine
Next Strategies – generate features/benefits of plan for publications and get buy in from them; reconnect with PBOT folks.
We will meet again on June 22, 10am at World Cup to get updates