What UNR does, and why

Portland grassroots group United Neighborhoods for Reform seeks to stem the demolition of viable, affordable housing and its replacement with expensive and inefficient large single-family homes. Our demolition/development resolution, developed through significant neighbor outreach, gathered endorsements from 43 neighborhood associations citywide. We also regularly take our message to City Hall, starting in December 2014, continuing in 2015 on Feb. 12, June 3 (UNR presenters start at 51:20), Oct. 14 (UNR at 1:07:35), and Nov. 25 (UNR at 1:05); in 2016 on Feb. 17, Nov. 9 and 16, and Dec. 7; and in 2017 on May 17.

Next UNR sighting: The Joint Subcommittee on Natural Resources gives the devastating House Bill 2007 a much-needed public hearing (with two days' notice!) at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in Salem, 900 Court St. NE, Room H-174. Have you sent your emails yet?

"The time is always right to do what is right."
—Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Now is the time

After the summits, the meetings, and drafting hours, United Neighborhoods for Reform (UNR) sends its resolution out to the neighborhoods. We need all the YES votes we can get from neighborhood associations to show City Council how much Portlanders want development that benefits all. Join the effort by supporting the resolution as a place to start in effecting change, decreasing the loss of unique affordable housing in our neighborhoods, and encouraging more thoughtful, positive development.

What you can do:

• contact neighborhood association leaders to ensure they received the resolution (sent to all neighborhood leaders Nov. 1)
• supply copies of the resolution to leaders and others, if necessary
• encourage attendance at the neighborhood meeting(s) where the resolution will be discussed
• show up at neighborhood meetings and ask your neighborhood association to endorse the resolution
• broadcast your support for the resolution through social media and to contacts citywide
• clear your calendar to help fill City Hall when the resolution is presented in December (3:30 pm Dec. 17)
• display a sign (submit info in form at top right)

If you would like a UNR rep to present the resolution at your next neighborhood meeting, contact Margaret at manaobooks (at sign) gmail.com.



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