This past Wednesday, September 26, Brooklyn neighborhood hosted a citywide townhall forum on diesel pollution, at which several subject matter experts spoke and attendees got to hear from a panel of local electeds and candidates for public office about the problem. Our neighborhood worked with a coalition of other Portland neighborhoods to organize the event, with the goal of raising public awareness about a serious health threat to residents of our region.
We learned about important and potentially pivotal opportunities in the near future to make a life saving difference, by convincing local and state officials in the coming months to begin to adopt clean air standards that phase out dirty diesel engines. (The city and county, for example, are considering adopting a precedent setting ordinance on the subject in December, but the public must show up to ensure that the ordinance really serves the goals it purports to stand for.) Brooklyn neighborhood board members intend to continue to work with neighbors across Portland to bring about these changes.
See this link for a program of the evening’s event, and watch a streaming video of the entire event .
On September 26, BAC is hosting a citywide townhall forum on a problem that especially affects our neighborhood, diesel pollution. All of Portland is affected, though, and we are working with neighbors throughout the metro area to organize the event. (see the Brooklyn neighborhood calendar). This is an important opportunity to learn about the problem and ask our local elected leaders and candidates for office what they plan to do to protect our health.
If you do not have one advertised for your block, check around and find one close by. Get to know your neighbors.
Check out SE 9th & Center … Ask for Marie
Look at SE 10 & Bush and ask for Ernie
or SE 15 th & Center and ask for Matt
There are more if you just check around.
Mark your calendars for the first –
Greater Brooklyn Business Association BBQ
Come to the BBQ and stay for the “Movie in the Park”
PROJECT UPDATE, 6/27 – The Springwater Corridor will close on Monday, July 9. Construction activities will begin, but the project team and the contractor worked to ensure that the trail can remain open for the busy July Fourth holiday and the Waterfront Blues Festival weekend. The temporary closure will continue as planned through October 31.
Continue reading Major Salmon Restoration Project Coming to Oaks Bottom This Summer – Springwater Corridor Closure *July 9* to October 31
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