1) Happy New Year from OKNA
The Overlook Neighborhood Association hopes all of our neighbors have a wonderful and safe New Year. 2017 was very busy for the neighborhood. We’ll continue to work to keep Overlook Portland’s best neighborhood. Looking ahead, we’re hopeful that some of the longstanding challenges for the neighborhood will resolve positively in 2018.
If you head out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, please be sure to keep yourself and everyone else safe. Take advantage of travel discounts:
- Save $20 on Broadway Cab, New Rose City Cab, Radio Cab, and United Independent Cab departing from Old Town area
- Save $10 on Lyft and Uber citywide
- Free TriMet and Portland Streetcar rides after 8 p.m.
- MAX trains run until 3 a.m.
Also remember that garbage pickup this week will be a day later than usual because of the holiday.
2) How should Portland Parks cut its budget? (Jan. 4)
Mayor Ted Wheeler has asked city bureaus to propose budgets for next year that include a 5-percent cuts. The savings of $5 to $20 million will offset increased labor, pension and inflation costs.
On Thursday, Portland Parks and Recreation will present options for budget reductions to the public. All members of the public are invited to join the conversation.
Parks budget discussion
Thursday, Jan. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (10301 NE Glisan St.)
3) Portland Harbor Superfund information session (Jan. 10)
The EPA (in partnership with the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group) will present an overall update on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site that will include an overview of the final site-wide baseline sampling plan that was recently signed with a Pre-Remedial Design group of responsible parties. The presentation will also include a brief overview of early action area work and general community involvement updates. Details about the information session are below:
Superfund information session
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Johns Community Center (8427 N Central St.)
4) OKNA Board meeting (Jan. 2)
The Overlook Neighborhood Association board will meet on Tuesday to discuss neighborhood business. View the agenda on our website.
OKNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
Historic Overlook House