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July 2022Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up to receive Police Accountability Commission updates at https://tinyurl.com/portlandpacupdates  Dear Portlanders,This Thursday, July 28, the Police Accountability Commission will host Aaron Schmautz, President of the Portland Police Association (PPA). The Portland Police Association is the police union for most of the sworn members of the Portland Police Bureau. The PPA is also an intervenor in the USDOJ v. City of Portland Settlement Agreement. Aaron Schmautz is also a Sergeant with the Portland Police Bureau. Following the briefing with the PPA, City Commissioner Dan Ryan will also be briefing the Police Accountability Commission. After their presentation, each briefer will take questions from the members of the commission as well as the public on how Portland’s current police accountability system works, and barriers to accountability and best practices within the system. This email is also a public meeting notice for several upcoming meetings.
Public Meeting NoticeThe Police Accountability Commission will hold three full commission meetings in July, including:PAC Public Meeting with briefings from Portland Police Association and City Commissioner Dan Ryan:
Thursday, July 28, 6:30-9 PM
Upcoming meetings of the Police Accountability Commission and its sub-committees:PAC Sub-Committee on Research:
Monday, August 1, 7-9 PMPAC Work Session on Areas of Agreement (Full Commission):
Thursday, August 4, 7-9 PMPAC Sub-Committee on Research:
Monday, August 8, 7-9 PMThe Police Accountability Commission generally meets each Thursday, with sub-committee and other meetings occurring on Monday. Occasionally, a week will have these meetings reversed, with the full commission meeting Monday. Meetings are held from 7-9 PM, except that one full commission meeting each month is from 6:30-9 PM. As more information is finalized for each meeting, it will be posted at the links above. The links include Zoom connection information and in-person viewing sites for members of the public to observe the meeting and participate with public comment, agenda items for the meeting, and other documents. Meeting reports will also be posted at this link after the meeting.
Accessibility InformationTo help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation.  If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact the Police Accountability Commission support staff at PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov. Use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711  Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español.  Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor comuníquese con el personal de la Comisión de Responsabilidad Policial en PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov. Utilice el TTY de la ciudad 503-823-6868 o utilice el Servicio de retransmisión de Oregón: 711 More information on the Police Accountability Commission’s work can be found at the Commission website, which has new information posted to it regularly: https://www.portland.gov/police-accountability If you have any questions, please email PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov.
Get Involved!The PAC website includes a page with more information on how to get involved in the commission’s work, including how to watch meetings, give public comment during meetings, and give advance public comment to the PAC as well. Thank you!
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Police Accountability Commission Community Safety DivisionOffice of Management and Finance, City of Portland https://www.portland.gov/police-accountabilityPoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov  This account is managed by staff support from the Office of Management and Finance.

Tall grass

15 July 2022

As you all can see we are getting a lot of very tall grass and weeds around the neighborhood.  Last weekend, Mazzy supervised Gia, Michael, Shayla, Kyle, and some other guy while they mowed the Gertz Road Truck Trap.  That area was getting out of control and these neighbors decided to do something about it.  Thank you all for coming together to tackle that area.

At our last meeting, the neighborhood Board asked that I reach out to neighbors with tall grass and learn if anyone needs assistance getting theirs under control.  Rest assured, we are not becoming a lawn police!  Tall grass and weeds can harbor harmful rodents and can become a fire hazard.  If you have some overgrown areas, please mow them down.  If they are more than you can handle contact me and I’ll get you some assistance.

Gary Kunz, Chairman



Help clean up the traffic circle

For many years a local family adopted and maintained the landscaping on and near the Gertz
Road TRUCK TRAP. The kids have grown and circumstances have changed such that they are
not able to maintain this area any longer.
I’m looking for volunteers to pick up where they left off. Ideally one of you can head the effort
and bring volunteer workers together, every few weeks, to take care of this area. If you think
this could be you, please contact neighborhood chairman, Gary Kunz 503-799-1803 or
This Truck Trap is the only one of its kind in the City of Portland and was designed, with the
intent of keeping large trucks out of our neighborhood. The west side of our neighborhood is a
designated Freight District.


Zoom meeting about homelessness

Friday morning, June 17th

8:30 a.m.-9:30 am PDT on Zoom 8:00 am continental breakfast for in-person attendees

Westminster Presbyterian, Great Hall 1624 N.E. Hancock, Portland (Registration Below)

Rosanne Haggerty, President & CEO of Community Solutions

Homelessness is Solvable The Built for Zero Initiative

The Interfaith Alliance on Poverty is proud to offer Portland a rare presentation by the nationally recognized expert on methods to end homelessness – Rosanne Haggerty, President & CEO of Community Solutions, the sponsor of the Built for Zero initiative.

Co-sponsored by HereTogether and Shelter Now, the “hybrid” (Zoom or in-person) program will further help us to improve and refine our local perspectives.

Built for Zero is a national movement whose methodology and support network assists communities in their journey to end homelessness. Collaboration and testing of ideas to improve outcomes are at the heart of the Built for Zero continuous improvement approach that has proven itself in communities across the United States and Canada.

Community Solutions was recently selected as the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s $100M grant as the “single proposal (i.e. Built For Zero) that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.”

Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties are at various stages of implementing Built For Zero, providing an exciting opportunity to end homelessness in the region. Come learn why this will work. Portland needs an injection of HOPE underwritten with REALISM. Built for Zero is exactly what’s needed.

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