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; in 2017 on May 17; and in 2018 on Feb. 1.

Next up: Development Review Advisory Committee meets 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Room 2500B on the second floor of 1900 S.W. Fourth Ave.

Portland Planning Commission takes up the Residential Infill Project at briefings:
12:30-3 p.m. February 13
5-7:30 p.m. February 27
12:30-3:30 p.m. March 13
5-7:30 p.m. April 24
then public hearings (prep your testimony!) May 8 and 15 at 1900 S.W. Fourth Ave., Room 2500.


"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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