Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Solarize NE Workshops Solarize NE hosts workshops which cover the basics of going solar at home in Portland, including technical installation, financing options, the strengths of leasing versus purchasing solar panels and how to take advantage of available tax credits and incentives. Conducted by solar experts, the workshops are a great introduction to the process of installing solar panels on your roof. If you have specific questions, you can get those answered as well. Saturday, March 10th, at Umpqua Bank Alberta, 1745 NE Alberta Street, 11:00am - 12:30pm. Thursday, March 22nd, at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave., 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Workshops are free and open to the public, just show up. Workshops are also scheduled for April, Click here for the Solarize NE Calendar. Solarize NE gives you a clear and simple path towards powering your home with Solar Electricity. Solarize NE offers a free home site-assessment for solar panels, home weatherization and energy-efficiency options are also available.
Solarize NE Round II is a partnership with Solar Oregon, Mr. Sun Solar, Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Umpqua Bank and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Solarize NE I had over 1,000 participants. This year we hope to top that number. Questions? Call Gene at 503 823 4575
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Zipcar — With over 250 vehicles of various types — station wagons, sedans, hybrids, minivans and pickup trucks — in the Portland; there are 5 vehicles within easy walking distance of the Gulch - 24th and Broadway and at Holladay Park Plaza. Cars must be returned to the parking location they were picked up from. Hourly, daily and overnight rates.
GetAround — Announced service last month. It works similar to Zipcar but instead of company-owned vehicles, the cars are owned by your neighbors who make their them available to the service, which splits the revenues whenever the vehicle is rented. The owner can drive their car anytime it's not being rented just like before. For renters Getaround cars may be a little older than Zipcars but the rates tend to lower than Zipcar. Insurance is included in the rates.
If you own a vehicle and it mostly sits idle, you can make several hundred dollars per month renting it out. Vehicle owners who list their vehicles and agree to participate in a study of how the vehicles are used and you can earn $300.
Car2Go — coming to Portland in the spring, car2go will provides a fleet of 250+ Smart cars (and only Smart cars) that available on demand (no reservation needed) and can be used for one-way trips. Another important differences from traditional carsharing services — the cars do not have fixed parking locations but you find the closest vehicles are located on the internet or via a smartphone app. They can be returned to any legal parking location within a large zone (shown here) — including parking meters, without payment (car2go negotiates the payment with the city and builds it into the rates). You can drive the cars outside of the zone, but you must end your trip within the zone.
Rates are expected to be similar to other car2go cities: 35¢ per minute/$13 per hour or $66 per day (not cheap but convenient!) Presently, they have service in Austin, San Diego, Vancouver, BC, and Washington DC soon. Sign up for the service now for free and get 30 minutes free driving when they launch. Use the promo code: ROSE.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Receive a 10 cent per watt discount (savings of $300 on a typical 3kw system) if you register for Solarize NE by February 29th, 2012, and sign a contract with Mr. Sun Solar by March 31st, 2012. Interested? Click here to register for a free solar site assessment now. Solarize NE has learned that the Energy Trust of Oregon incentive for residential solar installations will be going down within the next week.
Neil Kelly offers 100 free* Home Energy Assessments, a $500 value.
This comprehensive assessment helps you find ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home and add additional energy savings! Neil Kelly will also help identify Energy Trust of Oregon Incentives that are available to you and your home upgrades.
*free after Energy Trust of Oregon incentive
Solarize NE Workshops Solarize NE hosts workshops which cover the basics of going solar in Portland, including technical installation, financing options, the strengths of leasing versus purchasing solar panels and how to take advantage of available tax credits and incentives. Conducted by solar experts, the workshops are a great introduction to the process of installing solar panels. If you have specific questions, you can get those answered as well. Sunday, March 10th, at Umpqua Bank Alberta, 1745 NE Alberta Street, 11:00am - 12:30pm. Thursday, March 22nd, at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave., 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Workshops are free and open to the public, just show up. Workshops are also scheduled for April, Click here for the Solarize NE Calendar. Solarize NE gives you a clear and simple path towards powering your home with Solar Electricity. Solarize NE offers a free home site-assessment for solar panels, home weatherization and energy-efficiency options are also available.
Solarize NE Round II is a partnership with Solar Oregon, Mr. Sun Solar, Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Umpqua Bank and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Solarize NE I had over 1,000 participants. This year we hope to top that number. Sincerely, Solarize NE Questions? Call Gene at 503 823 4575
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Now is your chance to nominate houses, barns, bridges, and districts to the 2012 list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places!
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Holladay Park Plaza - Meeting Room off the main lobby
Lauren Golden Jones, one of our committee members, has requested time for a presentation to be made by she and representatives from her company regarding the potential redevelopment of the Albina Oil Site located at 33rd Avenue and Broadway. Lauren and her team will have maps and other visual tools for our use. The Land Use and Transportation Committee has been asked to listen to the development concepts and to make constructive preliminary comments regarding the proposed development.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Sullivan's Gulch Land Use and Transportation Committee to participate in a development project of this size. As we contemplate the future of the south side of Broadway between 15th and 33rd Avenues, this proposed project has long term impact on that planning and development strategy.
Lauren's team will also be making a presentation to the full Sullivan's Gulch Board, therefore, this is an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed development prior to full board review. Watch for the agenda of the regular SGNA Board meetings (2nd Tuesday of each month) for more details.
Members of the committee attended the NE Broadway Business Association meeting recently which was held Monday, February 13th and inlcuded adjacent neighbors (Eliot, Irvington, Rose Quarter, and Sullivan's Gulch interests were represented), We will update you on this meeting as well.
You are welcome to attend and participate in this discussion. We look forward to seeing you there.
- make efficient use of existing roads and transit investment
- streamline services to save money
- achieve greater outcomes with current funding
- apply triple bottom line framework to align with Metro goals
- reduce administrative burden on Metro and it grantees
Thursday, February 16, 2012
No doubt the Beatles were describing the role of neighborhood associations when they sung:
Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you know what to do and where to go if a disaster happens? Does your household have a plan? Learn basic tools to save you and your family during an emergency and increase you chance of survival during a disaster.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Join Mayoral Candidates: Eileen Brady, Jefferson Smith & Charlie Hales. Council Candidates: Mary Nolan, Amanda Fritz, Teressa Raiford, Steve Novick, Jeri Williams & Mark White for a pair of discussions with our north & northeast neighbors. What questions would you like to ask the candidates?
The first forum on February 28th will focus on community livability issues such as jobs, transportation, safety and other requirements for thriving, healthy communities for all.
The second on March 22nd will focus on education, from Pre-K through to Higher Education.
When: Tuesday, February 28th 7pm to 9pm Community Livability Focus
Thursday, March 22nd, 7pm to 9pm Education Focus
The doors open at 6:30pm for both events
Where: For February 28th - 2nd floor of the Hagen Campus Center at Concordia University
For March 22nd - Lobby of the George R. White Library & Learning Center at
NECN is currently soliciting community feedback on questions and topics for the candidates to address. Please send questions or topic ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.823.4575. We will be collecting and grouping all question and topic ideas and working with the event moderator to ask the candidates a wide range of questions about how they will work to promote thriving, livable communities for all.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sorry for the inconvenience.
SGNA Board President
- Truly representative
- Economically-sustainable community
- Energizing and exciting
- Leader in community involvement
- Powerful two-way communication
- Celebrate diversity
- Broadway/Weidler Corridor – 4 P, 7 H
- Safety crossing at 28th – 4 H
- N/NE Quadrant SAC – 3 P, 1 H
- Sullivan’s Gulch Trail – 3 P, 1 H
- NECN Land Use and Transportation Committee – 1 P, 1 H
- NECN Community Economic Development Committee – 1 P, 1 H
- Tree removal and zoning adjustment reviews
- Parking study
- Cross committee work with emergency preparedness
- Holladay Park
- Support to local businesses (coupons, etc.) – 4 P, 2 H
- Gulch-O-Rama – 2 P, 3 H
- Mulch in the Gulch – 2 P, 3 H
- Neighborhood Night Out, 3 H
- Clean-Ups – 1 P, 2 H
- Gulch garage sale, 1 H
- Neighborhood upkeep such as the overgrown sidewalk on NE 24th – 1 H
- Leaf collection – 1 H
- Gulch garden/community garden – 3 P, 1 H
- Community beds to share food
- Beds for food programs
- Collect food for NE Community food pantry
- Room for gardeners $50 month for returning gardeners and $80/month for new gardeners
- Chickens (need chicken keeper) - 1 H
- Quarterly newsletter – 2 P, 2 H
- Celly – 1 P, 3 H
- Direct mailing of a calendar year of events – 2 P, 2 H
- Outreach to people at Holladay Park Plaza – 2 P
- Lew announcements
- More newsletters to Holladay Park Plaza
- Post agenda
- Flyers in apartment buildings and businesses – 1 P, 1 H
- Yard signs for events/issues – 1 P, 1 H
- Synch activities and events – always the same time/date to make it easier to communicate – 1 P, 1 H
- Canvassing – 1 P
- Website – 1 year old, 5 members – want more members
- Get content of meetings in advance for outgoing meeting announcements
- Online bulletin boards
- Local bulletin boards
- Mock emergency – 2 P, 4 H
- Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET) – outreach and management challenge – trying to get people to “get it” to do the basics – 2 P, 1 H
- Preparations for other emergencies – 1 P, 2 H
- Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM)/Fire and rescue/NET Training – 1 P, 1 H
- Create blocks of neighbors working together – 2 H
- NET Forums – Feb. 22 and 26 – 1 H
- Monthly NET classes – attracting people - 1 H
- Lloyd District Public Safety meetings – 1 H
- More committee members – 1 H
- NECN Safety and Livability Team (SALT)
- Holladay Park
- Revise bylaws – 4 P, 1 H
- SGNA board recruitment – 3 P, 3 H
- Address board attendance – 3 P, 2 H
- Consider the role of Holladay Park – 3 H, 1 P
- Address term lengths – 2 H
- Committee structure – 1 P, 1 H
- General meeting times/recurrence