Last night Woodlawn voted to support the United Neighborhoods for Reform demolition/development resolution. Hooray for them, and hooray for the movement to curb the city's record-breaking loss of unique affordable housing and to request more positive development in the neighborhoods.
Thank you, Woodlawn neighbors, and thank you to all Portland residents pressing to hear and support the resolution at their next neighborhood meeting.
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.