KNA General Meeting
March 8, 2017 –
The Kenton Neighborhood Association (KNA) welcomes all neighbors to an open house from 6-7pm followed by a presentation and neighborhood vote on the proposed POD Village from 7-8pm.
The open house will feature the KNA, City of Portland, Joint Office of Homeless Services, Catholic Charities, Village Coalition and Portland State University to give neighbors an opportunity to connect directly with these groups.
Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are expected to be in attendance.
For the presentation, the various project organizers will speak about their contributions to the project and give a final overview of the proposal before the neighborhood votes are counted.
A person must be physically present at some point during the meeting (6-8pm) to obtain a ballot and then cast their vote. In order to get a ballot, a person must meet eligibility requirements under the bylaws (18 and over and lives, leases, rents and/or owns any real property within Kenton) and sign in with their name and address.
The particular ballot language will be as follows: Does the General Membership of the Kenton Neighborhood Association support the POD Village Proposal under the following stipulations:
-The project will be a one-year pilot endeavor at the Portland Development Commission's (PDC) land at 2221 N Argyle St. for up to 14 homeless female-identified people to each house a micro-housing sleeping pod on a transitional basis in a village-style community with oversight and ongoing support from Catholic Charities.
-The project will not delay and/or interfere with any future development of the site under the PDC and their partners and will ensure that a comprehensive strategy is in place to transition off the site at the project's conclusion.
-The project will operate within all applicable laws, regulations and rules.
-The project will not move forward without a Good Neighbor Agreement that is agreed to by all parties determined applicable by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, including the Board of the Kenton Neighborhood Association.
-The project will operate under the support of the City of Portland Mayor and the Multnomah County Chair.
Light snacks provided by Green Zebra
More information on the POD Village Proposal can be found at http://historickenton.com/village/