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, September 27, 2015

Hard-won info released, and The O exposes the threat among us

This week United Neighborhoods for Reform sent out its flier for neighbors faced with demolitions including info on how to protect yourself and children from the assumed release of hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos. Neighbors can and should take small steps toward safety for themselves and their families because most demolitions involve uncontrolled release of lead and/or asbestos particles into the air. Read a well-rounded package of reporting from The Oregonian on this important public health and safety issue here:

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