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November 2021 BAC general meeting

This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, November 17th. General meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month, i.e. January, March, May, etc. Due to holidays this month, the November general meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday, November 17th.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.

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Brooklyn Neighborhood News November/December 2021

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October Neighborly Leaf Relief Day

Since Brooklyn does not have an official leaf pick up day by PBOT, we decided to take it on ourselves and help our fellow neighbors keep the streets and sidewalks safe and clear of leaves and debris for all residents.

Join your neighbors on October 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM to clean the sidewalks and streets of leaves and debris to make the neighborhood safe for all. There are two meeting locations, at Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn School Park. There we will get instructions and disperse to the leafiest streets. Bring a rake, and if you can, your green compost roll cart.

The first leaf day will make it safer for our littlest residents on Halloween. The second leaf day will be on Saturday, November 20th, before Thanksgiving.

For more details, see the October Leaf Relief Day event page.

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October 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, October 13th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the event page.

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Socktober sock drive

The Community Connections Committee is sponsoring a sock drive for the month of October as part of Socktober.

You can participate by bringing new and unused adult or children’s socks to drop off locations in the neighborhood:

Donations will be accepted from October 1st to 31st.

If you would like to host a drop-off site, or you would like to collect from family and friends to donate as a group, please email community-connections@brooklyn-neighborhood.org.

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Portland Marathon runs through Brooklyn this weekend

Race details

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3rd. The race begins at 7:00AM and finishes at 2:00PM. The route heads up SE Milwaukie Ave, SE Lafayette St, SE 13th Ave, SE Rhine St, SE Franklin St, and SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Portland Marathon 2021 race route map for Brooklyn

Traffic and parking restrictions

Beginning at 2:00PM on Saturday, parking is prohibited on the race route. Some streets that feed into the race route will also be affected. Any vehicles parked on the street along the route after 2:00PM on Saturday will be courtesy towed. Towed vehicles will be taken to the closest possible street that is not posted as No Parking.

On Sunday during the race, it won’t be possible to drive on or across the race route. Vehicles approaching the race route will be stopped and turned around one block prior to reaching the street until the course has been cleared of runners and re-opened.

For the full details, head to the marathon’s official Brooklyn traffic and parking impact page.

Neighborhood Cheer Challenge

Each neighborhood is given the opportunity to take over a short stretch of the race course and make it their own. Signage, playing music, and decorations are encouraged that represent our unique neighborhood identity. Make the runners’ experience unforgettable!

On the day following the race, runners receive an email with a link to vote for the neighborhood association that they feel most contributed to their experience. The top five associations will receive a financial donation from the race as well as traveling trophies for display.

Volunteering

Volunteers are needed Sunday! The Friends of Brooklyn Park are seeking 8-10 more volunteers to help at the aid station this Sunday. If you can help email info@friendsofbrooklynpark.org.

Times are between 6:30AM to 1:30PM. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up, or 12 years and up with a family member. Masks are required. Gloves and t-shirt will be provided; let them know your shirt size. This takes place in front of Brooklyn Park.

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Public comment and training opportunities

Check out these opportunities to provide your feedback on railroad and air quality rules. There’s also an opportunity to apply for land use & transportation training. Read on for details!

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September 2021 BAC general meeting

This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, September 22nd. It will be held as a Zoom meeting, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.

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Brooklyn Action Corps Neighborhood Event

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi

The Brooklyn Action Corps invites you to join us on Monday, September 13th at 6 pm on Zoom for a free, virtual discussion on “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi which is a part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project.

During this online facilitation, we will be exploring both the history of houselessness in Portland and creating space for deeper questions about what it means to belong. We recognize that our neighbors have diverse opinions on these topics, and we hope that this opportunity fosters meaningful discussion, learning, and community building.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the event page.

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September 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, September 8th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the event page.