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April 2016 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! May flowers are blooming!


KNA Board Elections Are This Month!!!

Sunday Parkways!!! Get out there on your bike!

Next Month!!! N.E. 24th & Everett Painting Project Sunday, June 26th

And so much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications chair

May KNA meeting
  Wednesday, May 18th, 2015 at 6 p.m.

May has blooming clematis, honeysuckle, lavender, geraniums, fushias, roses and much more! The grass is still growing fast! Veggie gardens are growing! I hope all the mothers and their families enjoyed a beautiful Mother's Day! I hope everyone has been enjoying the nice weather!

The following items lined up for the May KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Portland Lloyd Center Community, LLC - Cassidy

3. 24th & Glisan Intersection - Francesca

4. NE 24th & Everett Painting Project - David

5. KNA Board Elections - Angela

6. Land Use Updates - Steve

*Meeting will be held at Pacific Crest Community School.

Topics for next month may be added before June 10th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

KNA Board Elections Reminder
Angela Kirkman   Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Amplify Your Voice
Kerns needs YOU! Board elections will be held at this month's May 18th meeting, and we are seeking new board members to join the community conversation. Now is your chance to join the KNA board and let your voice be heard.

If you live, work or own property in the neighborhood, being on the board is great opportunity to gain leadership skills, connect with neighbors, and give input about the future of the neighborhood. We would love to have you on board!

We currently only have 11 active board members for our entire neighborhood -- we need more people to share the love and sustain our organization.  We are in need of people to fill board positions and volunteers to help keep our annual events alive & healthy.

This year, we do not yet have a picnic chair for the annual National Night Out planned for Tuesday, August 2nd. Each year, over 500 neighbors join us for an evening of fun with live music, free food and raffle prizes from local businesses.

If there are a few of you out there willing to help coordinate activities, we have past volunteers that can show you the ropes and volunteer at the event. The picnic has been gathering neighbors together for as long as I can remember, so please let us know if you are willing to help keep the tradition going.

We have a few open board positions including SE Uplift Board member and Crime Prevention Chair. We also need people to help out on the Communications committee, specifically updating the website ( and our Facebook page.

Please consider becoming an active member of our board so we can continue to be a thriving neighborhood organization. We can't do it without your help! If you are interested in helping, please email: or

Small Grants Program At Risk
S.E. Uplift - Article Excerpt   Neighborhood Small Grants Funding To Be Cut Let The City Know
The Neighborhood Small Grant Program boasts 9 years of such stellar projects - putting money where it counts - in the community. The program has funded 143 projects within SE Uplift. These collaborative grants ran an average of a little over $2,000 per project and leveraged over four dollars for every single dollar granted.

Here's how you can help: write or email the Mayor and the other Portland City Council members, ask them to support this program that does so much with so little for our city. If you were a grant recipient, or benefited from, or delighted in a project funded by this program - write!

If you would be willing to speak to the City Council about your appreciation for this program, let SE Uplift Executive Director Anne Dufay ( know. We will be happy to help you organize your testimony.

Charlie Hales, Mayor 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (503) 823-4120 Email:

Amanda Fritz 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 220 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (503) 823-3008 Email:

Nick Fish 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240 Portland, OR 97204 (503) 823-3589 Email:

Steve Novick 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 210 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (503) 823-4682 Email:

Dan Saltzman 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 230 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (503) 823-4151 E-mail:

Read Full Article at:

Comprehensive Plan Update
  Central City 2035 Proposed Draft Release Date Now June 20th 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold public hearings in July and August.

Originally scheduled to be released on May 10, the Central City 2035 (CC2035) Proposed Draft will now be released on June 20, 2016. Project staff will use the extra time to consider feedback on the Discussion Draft in order to shape the Proposed Draft.

On June 28, staff will present the Proposed Draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) at a briefing. Commissioners will then hear public testimony at two hearings: one on July 26 and the other on August 9. 

Portlanders are invited to submit testimony on the Proposed Draft to the PSC in person or in writing, prior to or at the hearings.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearings July 26, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Portland Building, Room C

Check the PSC calendar to confirm time and location prior to each hearing. Then read instructions and tips for testifying.

Next steps following the hearings, the PSC will hold work sessions on September 27, November 8 and November 22 to formulate its recommendation on the CC2035 Plan.

The project will then go before the Portland City Council for consideration and adoption. The CC2035 Plan will be the first amendment to Portland's Comprehensive Plan, and the specific recommendations contained within the plan are expected to become effective in early 2018.

PSC Calendar

Tips For Testifying

Mixed Use Zones Project Update
  Public Hearings
The Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing and took testimony on the proposal yesterday, May 10, 2016, 12:30 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500. Check the PSC Calendar to confirm the next hearing continuation date, time and location. 

More details about the project and how to testify:

Download a copy of the presentation:

Download the Mixed Use Zones Project Proposed Draft Zoning Code and Map Amendments report:

Meeting Files Documents and presentations: Testimony: Minutes: posted approximately one week after meeting Video: will be streamed beginning at 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

The Official Title 33 Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code)
  Zoning Code
Have you always wanted to understand the Zoning Codes. Well here is your chance!

The official Title 33, Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code) is the printed copy available in the Development Services Center.

The PDFs available on this website are not considered the official text of Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Although every effort is made to ensure that the two texts are identical, errors or differences may remain. It is the user's responsibility to verify the legal accuracy of all provisions.

Councils Budget Hearing Update
As you may remember, Mayor Hales asked all bureaus to submit 5% reduction packages from the General Fund. He is using this year's budget process to determine if any budget realignments should be made within bureaus and between bureaus to fund City priorities, as well as other basic service needs.

Budget Committee Public Hearing (City Hall) Thursday, May 12; 6:30-8:30pm City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

This is the last opportunity to testify about the budget. We encourage you to testify or to submit written testimony.

Last week Mayor Charlie Hales released his proposed 2016-17 annual budget, which features $31.8 million of new General Fund investments in affordable housing; low-income homeownership and rental programming; and homeless services.

Please tell City Council "Thank you" for keeping Buckman Pool open for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

You can send your thank you to:

You can also attend the final budget hearing, Thursday, May 12th at City Hall, 6:30 to 8:30 pm and thank Council in person.

For more information, please contact or visit our Facebook page, Friends of Buckman Pool.

Kerns Crime Statistics
  KNA Crime Stats
Sunday Parkways Update
  Sunday Parkways Map
There is still plenty time to for you, your family and friends to ride your bike at Sunday Parkways!

Missionary Chocolates Summer 2016 Farmers Market Schedule!
  Missionary Chocolate
King Market NE 7th & Alberta Every Sunday beginning May 1st 10am-2pm

Shemanski Park Market NW 8th & Park, x from Portland Art Museum Every Wednesday beginning May 4th 10am-2pm

Moreland Market SE 14th & Bybee Every Wednesday beginning May 4th 2pm-7pm

Irvington Market NE 16th & Broadway Every other Sunday beginning June 12th 9:30am-2:30pm

The Prescription for Your Chocolate Addiction!

Missionary Chocolates 2712 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97232

Free Streetcar Service for First Thursdays
People riding Portland Streetcar every evening on First Thursday from May through October will not have to pay a fare thanks to a sponsorship from Wave, a Northwest gigabit fiber and broadband services company.

Wave is sponsoring "Ride Free First Thursday" program for all Portland Streetcar patrons citywide riding on First Thursdays from 5:00pm until closing.

All lines of the Portland Streetcar operate from 5:45 AM to 11:30 PM on weekdays.

About the Portland Streetcar. As the first modern streetcar system to be built in the United States, the Portland Streetcar serves 15,000 riders each day on the A/B Loops and the North/South (NS) Line. Ridership is expected to grow to 20,000 riders per day by 2025. 

Hosting A Visitor from Angola, Ghana, Rwanda or Tanzania!
  May 27th - June 4th
The World Affairs Council is seeking host families for 15 high school students and 3 adult educators from Angola, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania. Students are 15-18 years old, English-speaking, and selected by their local U.S. embassy.

These teen leaders are visiting May 27-June 4 through a U.S. State Department exchange focused on social entrepreneurship and civic engagement.

A great way to learn about another country and connect with young activists working to improve their community!

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For more information about us visit our official Kerns Neighborhood Association website. You can also find us on Facebook and find out great news and happenings. Join our new Facebook Group and post neighborhood news or questions or photos!

Nextdoor NE Kerns, a private neighborhood social network that requires your address to join. Kerns is broken down into 2 sections, inner and outer. This page is not moderated by the KNA. Examples of how people are using Nextdoor: sharing events, asking for recommendations, organizing a community-wide yard sale, setting up playdates, getting the word out about a break-in, finding a lost pet, or planning for an emergency.

KNA Elections, May 18th, 2016!!!
  Kerns Elections


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