Red Alert! Public Action Needed Now to Save Brooklyn Park Summer Program!

For over thirty years, Craig Montag has acted as coordinator, “camp counselor”, stickball coach, quizmaster, and all-around great guy to dozens of Brooklyn neighborhood kids all summer at Brooklyn Park.  That’s right.  OVER 30 YEARS!

Portland Parks Recreation is making BIG CUTS to the summer programs and Brooklyn Park is one of them.  In the past, Brooklyn residents have always “stepped up to the plate.” If we as a neighborhood, do not act now, we will lose this program.

PLEASE DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO HELP US SAVE THIS INVALUABLE PROGRAM!

Here’s what you can do!
Email, write or call Nick Fish’s office and tell him what this program means to this community and to our kids.
This may be our only chance, so act now.
Commissioner Nick Fish
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 240 Portland, OR 97204
Email: nick@ci.portland.or.us
Phone: Office Front Desk: 503-823-3589
Office Fax: 503-823-3596

Parks Budget hearing at Mt. Scott Community Center this coming Wednesday, March 3 at 6 – 8:30 pm if anyone would like to go and lobby for Brooklyn’s Program.

WE CAN SAVE THIS PROGRAM WITH YOUR HELP, BUT WE NEED IT NOW!

Brooklyn Neighborhood Trains Quiet Zone Update

The Brooklyn and Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Associations wish to share the good news that a commitment to the pursuing a Quiet Zone is clearly spelled out in TriMet’s Conceptual Design Report. See the report at:

Portland-Milwaulkie Light Rail Conceptual Design Report – index to the full report

View the Conceptual Design Report

Clinton Street, Rhine Street and Holgate Boulevard station areas

System Elements and Preliminary Engineering Recommendations

– see page 8 and 9, Quiet Zone

Feel free to attend a Light Rail Open House to learn more about plans for your neighborhood, and to thank TriMet and City stakeholders for taking our concerns to heart. The meeting notices are in the calendar to the left of this post.

Thanks to the Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood Association for this update.

Brooklyn Action Corps Board Meeting-Public Welcome to Attend

Meeting Time: Wednesday February 10, 6:30 PM

Location: Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center, 3925 SE Milwaukie Boulevard.

Who We Are: The Brooklyn Action Corps is a neighborhood organization whose purpose is to better the community by working together toward the solution of its social, physical, and economic problems. The Board is active in all that affects the greater good of the Neighborhood.  All members of the community are invited to join the BAC and serve as a volunteer board member. Board membership requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours per month.  Please come to the board meeting if you’re interested in the neighborhood association or want to join the board.