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.

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Map shows an evolving Portland

The 40 neighborhoods highlighted in green support
the demolition/development resolution presented at City Hall.

Happy holidays from United Neighborhoods for Reform, whose green grass roots keep on growing. Thank you to Tribune reporter Jim Redden for following the progress in capturing City Council's attention (a favorite line from the recap of the Dec. 17 City Hall event: "The presentation all but hijacked the original purpose of the hearing").

For those still undecided about demos, read a recent op-ed by planner, architect, and writer (and United Neighborhoods for Reform member) Jack Bookwalter detailing "Six myths about Portland demolitions."

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