Upcoming BAC Events

7:00 pm Brooklyn Action Corps General Me... @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual
Brooklyn Action Corps General Me... @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Action Corps General Meeting @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual | Portland | Oregon | United States
The public is encouraged to attend the Brooklyn Action Corps (BAC) general public meetings. Typically held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month, i.e. January, March, May, etc. Due...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting, both in-person and on Zoom. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97619486898?pwd=SlBVR3FId0xRQ2hpeWxBWCsxa0IzQT09...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Climate Community Open Meeting @ The Chomp | Portland | Oregon | United States
For anyone who is concerned about the climate crisis and wants to do something about it collectively. Contact: climate at brooklyn-neighborhood.org You may also join the Slack.

Results of BAC Public Involvement Meeting

Wednesday’s Public Involvement meeting brought up a host of issues of interest to Brooklyn neighbors:

Issues of Controversy or Concern:

  • Invasive vegetation: holly, ivy, blackberries-how do we get neighbors to control these invasives on their property?
  • Landscaping at 9th Avenue pedestrian bridge:  How do we get the city to maintain this area on a regular basis?
  • Updating the Brooklyn Neighborhood Plan: How do we increase advocacy on city services and infrastructure improvements for our neighborhood?
  • Noise Abatement: Many neighbors feel there are unaddressed noise issues in the neighborhood.  We plan to invite City of Portland Noise Abatement Officer Paul Van Orden to a future BAC meeting.
  • Emergency Preparedness:  One neighbor expressed concern that we need a neighborhood-scale emergency preparedness plan for such possible emergencies such as an earthquake, terror event, or other emergencies.
  • General condition of housing stock in the neighborhood:  As the 1970s-era rental units around the neighborhood start showing their age, how do we encourage landlords to continue to maintain and beautify their properties?
  • Housing affordability:  How can the BAC impact affordability of housing in the neighborhood?  Currently, Reach Community Development is proposing low-income housing units in the neighborhood, and Portland State University is considering a satellite campus in the area.

Wish List for new projects, initiatives, and events:

  • Revive the Brooklyn Artwalk
  • Establish a new community garden (contact Jacob Heil of Be Academy about getting on the committee: (503) 477-0077)
  • Block Party Street Fair–We’re planning a street fair/block party event for August 27th, 2011.  There will be music, food, merchant booths, games, a beer garden, and a movie in the park.  To get involved come to the next BAC board meeting or general meeting.
  • Fruit Tree Gleaning: Second Harvest is an organization that gleans fruit and produce from urban trees.
  • BAC Business Fair:  BAC is planning a business fair later this spring at one of our general meetings.  Stay tuned for the date.

To get involved in any of these issues email us at info@brooklyn-neighborhood.org or come to a future board or general meeting.  Thanks to all who made the public involvement meeting a success!

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