We are an initiative of Portlanders concerned about the proposed changes to Section 3.96 of the City Code of Portland, Oregon, expected to be reviewed by City Council in November, 2019. We are asking City Council to pause and reflect, slow down, and develop a new public engagement process and plan. We are also requesting additional Council oversight of the code change for better due diligence and communications, checks and balances, and a democratic, community driven policy.
For any questions or comments about what you find on this site:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Voice mail: (503) 427-8617
This is an all-volunteer initiative; we will respond to the best of our ability. More info about use can be found below as well as a contact form to sign up on our mailing list.
See our Community Support page for more about the 1,120 + people who have signed a petition aligned with our position and the growing number of organizations who agree with us.
Members of the Keep Portland Neighborly Work Group:
- Pete Forsyth, South Tabor
- Lizzy Caston, Vernon
- John Laursen, Mount Tabor
- Shannon Hiller-Webb, South Burlingame
- Michael Mehaffy, Goose Hollow
See our Community Support page for more about the 1,195 + people who have signed a petition aligned with our position and the growing number of organizations that agree with us.
Contact Keep Portland Neighborly:
Contact Portland City Council:
The most important people to contact are the members of the City Council. Phone calls are most effective, but emails work too! All you need to do is tell the person who answers the phone that you oppose the proposed change to City Code section 3.96. If you want to go into more detail, you can, but don’t worry, you won’t be grilled on the subject! They will mainly be interested in recording your position. Here’s the contact for all five members of City Council:
Jo Ann Hardesty