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April 2023

Across a large part of the world, April means spring is just beginning. The days get longer and hotter, and for many it means we can officially say goodbye to winter. Generous amounts of rain fall in April ushering in the new growth of spring. We all know the most famous month-themed rhyme, April showers bring May flowers.

People born April 1 to April 19 are Aries, represented by the ram. They are natural born leaders with fiery tempers. People born April 19th to April 30th are Taurus, represented by the bull. They are dependable but stubborn. The official gemstone of April is the diamond.

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22nd dedicated to the environmental protection of our planet. The first ever Earth Day was held on April 22nd 1970. Over 20 million people marched for the environment. This it is still the largest single-day protest in American history. Looking after our Earth was important then, and is even more important now. April 18th is Piñata Day, and World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25th.

Join Meetings in

Central Northeast Neighbors

Many meetings are via Zoom. Check the

Neighborhood Association Websites for updates.

Central Northeast Neighbors Board First Wednesday 7pm (CNN) Ronda

Sumner Neighborhood Association (SAN) contact Ronda

Madison South Neighborhood Association (MSNA) Click here

Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Association (BWNA) Click here

Cully Association of Neighbors (CAN) Click here

Roseway Neighborhood (RNA) Click here

Rose City Park Neighborhood Association (RCPNA) Click here

Hollywood Neighborhood Association (HNA) Click here

Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) Click here

Central Northeast Neighbors Land Use Transportation Comm. Forth Wednesday 7PM

Central Northeast Neighbors

has New Phones Numbers!

Please make a note of our new numbers!

Alison Stoll 971-438 -8734 alisons@cnncoalition.org

Ronda Johnson 971-438-8736 rondaj@cnncoalition.org

Front Desk 971-438-8735 cnnadmin@cnncoalition.org

Our CNN office hours vary, please call or email us to make an appointment!

ROSE WAY Earth Day Event

Join the Roseway Neighborhood Earth Day Celebration, on Apr 22 from 9am-noon in the Roseway Parkway at NE 72nd Ave and Mason St. See the flyers below for more information

DEI Training

This training is via Zoom on April 24,2023 6:00pm to 8:00pm

April 24,2023. It is free and open as space permits, please register to attend, contact Ronda Johnson

 rondaj@cnncoalition.org or at (971)438-8736


Anti-Racist Behavior and Allyship. Monday April 24,2023

What is the difference between being anti-racist and being nonracist? We will explore how forms and expressions of racism work in tandem with each other to maintain a system of dominance, othering, and advantage/disadvantage based in race and other identities. We will learn anti-racist behaviors and strategies from a social justice standpoint, and what it means to be a compassionate ally.


One tap mobile:

US: +19712471195,,87522902226# or +12532158782,,87522902226#

Meeting URL:


Meeting ID: 875 2290 2226

Passcode: 091856

Join by Telephone

For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.

Dial: +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)

N/NE Portland Safety Action Committee (PSAC) Meeting

April 20, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We have confirmed Alex Arrell from the Portland Parks Department as our speaker. 

Please send questions for our PPB partners to us.  We will forward them on so your issues/concerns can be researched and addressed. Email: akemij@gmail.com or judithashleyklef@gmail.com

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 813 2952 9016

Passcode: 581718

Dial by your location

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 813 2952 9016

Passcode: 58178

Contact Ronda for information 971-438-8736 rondaj@cnncoalition.org

Central Northeast Neighbors

Community Connects Gathering

May 4, 2023 6:30-8PM

Financial Records Keeping for Neighborhoods and Coalitions with Leslie Clark, CPA.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88478124720?pwd=NUJGRlA4S1dXdVNzQ0ZxaHc4VzZoUT09

Meeting ID: 884 7812 4720

Passcode: 974669

Dial by your location

    +1 253 205 0468 US

Contact Ronda for information 971-438-8736 rondaj@cnncoalition.org 

Please watch for our next Community Connect Aligning Swewr Rates and Stormwater Charges. Your input is criticle. Since 2019, Environmental Services has been conducting a rate study or cost-of-service analysis, which is a technical analysis comparing our rates and charges with peer agencies. The analysis focuses on developing recommendations for updating how we charge our ratepayers to ensure billing is more consistent with service costs.We are conducting an outreach and engagement effort to gather community feedback and input on various aspects of the rate study.


East Portland Community Office hosting New Board Members Trainings

Wednesday April 26th, 2023, at 06:30 – 08:00pm

Thursday May 4th, 2023, at 06:30-08:00pm

Civic Life Neighborhood Services Team is hosting a Virtual New Board Members Training for community members volunteers interested in serving on nonprofit boards of directors, newly elected, or interested in a refresher course. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use and reference nonprofits regulatory documents and understand board responsibilities. It is a chance to meet and connect with other community volunteers. Come join us on us on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at 06:30 – 08:00pm, or May 4th, 2023, at 06:30-08:00pm.


Accommodation and Access: If you need any type of access, please email Josee Kangabe at Josee.Kangabe@portlandoregon.gov two weeks before the session you are planning on attending.

Attend the Three-Day

Civic Engagement Summit (Free!)

The Office of Community and Civic Life, Oregon's Kitchen Table and Portland State University invite you to this free, three-day event bringing community members, City staff and engagement experts together to learn about and discuss different engagement models and concepts that could work for Portland.

Come for the free food and stay for some good government! 

Register Here | Virtual and In-person Options | Free! 

  • Day 1 – Thursday, April 27th, 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Zenger Farm 
  • Day 2 – Friday, April 28th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – June Key Delta Community Center 
  • Day 3 – Saturday, April 29th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Portland State University Native American Student & Community Center 

Learn more at portland.gov/civic/portland-engagement-project

Greetings! Your TriMet representative for the “Better Red” project here with updates on work happening in and around the Gateway/ 99th area form 4/16/23 – 5/6/23. 


Beginning Sunday, April 16, through end of service on Saturday, May 6, MAX Blue, Green, and Red lines will be disrupted for Better Red track improvements at Gateway Transit Center. Shuttle buses will replace MAX service in both directions between Gateway Transit Center and NE 7th Ave MAX Stations. Construction information is updated weekly at trimet.org/betterred.


What to know & how best to handle the disruption:

·      Plan your trip at trimet.org

·      Shuttle buses will serve stops near the closed stations and connect with trains at Gateway Transit Center and NE 7th Ave MAX Stations.

·      Shuttle buses run every 5 minutes most hours on weekdays, and 7 minutes on weekends.

·      Allow at least an extra 30 minutes for your trip.

·      We recommend using other transportation, including regular bus service, if possible.


Airport – Gateway Red Line trains will travel only between Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport. Transfer to shuttle buses nearby (Stop ID 8196) to connect with Blue, Green and Red Line trains at NE 7th Ave MAX Station (Stop ID 8375), with service to Portland City Center and Hillsboro.

For more information click here

For the Fact Sheet click here


Dameion Samuelson

Office: 503-962-2284   

Mobile: 971-258-3534   

Email: Samuelsd@trimet.org

Gunshot Detection Technology (or GDT)

 in Portland

Dear Community Partner:

As you may know, the City is considering implementing a one year pilot program to test Gunshot Detection Technology (or GDT) in Portland. These systems are intended to detect gunshots then dispatch officers to the location where the gunshots are suspected to have occurred.

The City is working with researchers at Portland State University to collect community feedback on using this type of technology. We are hoping that you will be willing to share your perspective through a voluntary and anonymous online survey.

We know your time is valuable and this brief survey should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation and for making your voice heard on this important public safety discussion.

To complete the survey, select the “Take Survey Here”

Take Survey Click Here

Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining"!

Is outdoor dining good for Portland?

PBOT is currently developing a new, long-term outdoor dining permit program. Share your feedback on their draft design guidelines!

A healthy, safe, and accessible transportation system starts with how we use our streets. The City of Portland’s Healthy Businesses permit program, which allowed outdoor dining to be set up on sidewalks, parking spots and more; prompted communities to rethink how streets can be used and helped many businesses survive the pandemic.

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently developing a new, long-term outdoor dining permit program, and The Street Trust has a seat on the Community Sounding Board to review potential changes. We’re sharing this community survey to find out more about how Portlanders feel about the existing program, and what could be done to make it better. 


This survey is for everyone. If you are a customer, neighbor, or a business owner with or without an outdoor dining area, PBOT wants to hear from you. Your input will help inform decisions about the safety and visibility of outdoor dining areas, design guidelines and standards, accessibility, sit operations, permit fees, and more. 


The survey closes on Wednesday, April 19th. Please share it across your community network.

Take survey Click here

Hollywood Booster Events - Join us!

Booster Spring Clean Up

Sunday, April 23, 2023

9:00-1030 am

Want to get outside for some fresh air? Join the Hollywood Boosters for its Spring Spruce Up. With a good crew of volunteers, the work goes quickly. Meet us in front of 42nd Street Station at 9:00 am. If you know you can attend, please let us know at hollywoodboosters@gmail.com or call Jan at 503-201-7341.

Please bring your own gloves and tools. We will also have trash grabbers & buckets available for cleaning up garbage along the way.

Please join the Boosters as an individual or business! Thanks to all the businesses which have already renewed for 2023. It helps support our programs and activities including Hollywood Clean and Safe.


Business Networking Social

April 20, 5:00-6:30 pm

Join us at the G.O.A.T. 5201 NE Sandy Blvd.

Get to know fellow business owners at our monthly Happy Hour mixer always lots of conversation, drinks and a delicious menu! All are welcome. https://hollywoodpdx.com/

Multnomah County Drainage District info@mcdd.org

PEN1's Stop Log Closure Exercise has been rescheduled from Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 28th

In the case of a flood emergency, the Drainage Districts have a partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to install a temporary flood wall across Marine Drive just east of the intersection of N Portland Road. 

To ensure efficient response during an emergency, PBOT practices installing this flood wall on an annual basis. On Friday, April 28th, PBOT will be practicing this flood wall installation. This will require a section of Marine Drive east of N Portland Road to be narrowed to one lane in each direction during the work period in the morning. 

This exercise has been rescheduled from the morning of Monday, April 17th to the morning of Friday, April 28th. Please plan accordingly.


Learn more about Flood Emergency Protocols 

Behind on your sewer/stormwater/water bill?

The Bureau of Environmental Services and the Water Bureau offer several financial assistance programs: 

Bill discount: You may be able to get a discount on every sewer, stormwater, and water bill. Crisis voucher: If you've had a personal crisis and are enrolled in the bill discount program, you may be able to receive a voucher (a credit) of up to $500. Water Leak Repair Assistance: Do you have a leaky toilet, faucet, or pipe? If you own your home and are enrolled in our bill discount program, we may be able to fix the leak for free. For information Click Here

Do you Need a Notary Public?

We have you covered.

Central Northeast Neighbors can help you. Our own Ronda Johnson is a Notary! This is a free service from Central Northeast Neighbors. Please contact her for more information about doing curb side notaries.

I am not an attorney licensed to practice law. I am not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities,

Central Northeast Neighbors Ronda (971)438-8736 rondaj@cnncoalition.org

CNN Resource Numbers and Websites

  • "You Are Not Alone" We know physical distancing creates increased concerns, but there is help. At this website, https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-not-alone is a list of resources for you, friends and family, and community members. All of these help lines offer translation services and are confidential.Your personally identifying information is not required.
  • Please refer to www.211info if you require a resource that cannot be found on our website. Learn about community resources: Dial 2-1-1 They have extensive information if you are looking for resources related to food, housing, energy, emergencies, childhood and parenting, and maternity services. The website provides contact and location information for service providers nearest you.
  • Multnomah County and City of Portland Resource List https://multco.us/sites/default/files/health/documents/community_resource_list.pdf
  • This is a Great Resource during Covid-19 Check it out! Macs List Portland Oregon https://www.macslist.org/working-in-portland/covid-19-resources-for-the-portland-community
  • People with disabilities and older adults: Aging and Disability Hotline at 503-988-3646 or adrc@multco.us
  • Mental health support: Multnomah Mental health Call Center at
  • 503-988-4888
  • Looking for the COVID resources featured in recent issues of the NEWS? These resources can now be found in https://www.multco.us/dchs/covid-19-information-resources-people-disabilities-older-adults 

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