St. Johns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Important highlights

SJNA Board Elections are Monday
This Monday, the neighborhood will vote for our neighborhood association board. The board currently has 11 full-time members, each elected for a 1-year term. Anyone that lives or works in St. Johns may run for a board position. In order to vote, you must have attended either the August or September general SJNA meeting, and must be present at the SJNA meeting, Monday. Officer roles will be assigned by the board at the monthly board meeting, directly following the general meeting.

Traffic Safety in St. Johns
At our last general meeting, neighbors shared concerns about increased traffic, and pedestrian safety in St. Johns. Real change requires real community action. Share your concerns with the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Leave PBOT a message at 503-823-SAFE (7233). The mailbox is checked regularly, though messages may not receive a direct response. To increase your impact, encourage your neighbors to call and report their traffic concerns as well. Together, we can ensure that as our community grows, it grows safely!  

TriMet - Bus stop relocation 
TriMet will implement updates to several bus stations on Lombard between Richmond and St. Louis. Their goals are to ensure a shelter at every bus stop, and direct curb-side access for buses at all stops in order to properly accommodate the needs of all passengers. Overall, their adjustments will add additional curb-side parking spots in downtown St. Johns.

Emergency Response Classes
In the event of a major earthquake or flood, our community will very likely be cut off from the rest of the city by rising water, fallen bridges, and debris. It is imperative that we as a community come together and prepare for such situations. To get involved, please review these  PCC emergency response classes, and sign up to attend ongoing  St. Johns  NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) Meetings .
Make St. Johns Shine this
Holiday Season
Look for the paint cans at local businesses to donate for the holiday tree lights! Or, donate now online. The donations will be used to maintain and expand St. Johns' holiday lights! 
$5000 dollar goal
Polluting smoke stacks
St. Johns' (Poor) Air Quality 

Recent attention to our city’s shockingly poor air quality has sparked new research here in our neighborhood. Jen Levy, SJNA co-chair, presented on the state of the air we breathe in our neighborhood at September’s meeting. Recent projections show some of the highest concentrations of harmful gasses here, in our community. View her presentation

Our neighboring industries in North Portland must be held accountable. Many companies are believed to be operating beyond the limits of their air-release permits, or operating without any of the required permits. Volunteer advocates are essential. Click here to sign up
  I mportant Resources 

:: Nextdoor app Android | iOS
:: PDX Reporter Android | iOS
:: St. Johns event calendar
:: SJNA website
:: City of Portland's website
:: St. Johns' shared Google calendar
:: Important Portland phone numbers

Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting. 
October 10th, 7pm at St. Johns Community Center. 

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