Foster Shelter Steering Committee Meeting Tonight 9-Oct

There is a Foster Shelter Steering Committee meeting tonight at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (map). The meeting starts at 6:00 PM. See the agenda posted here.

There is a 10 minute period set aside in the agenda for public comments, if you would like to provide your thoughts.

The Good Neighbor Agreement draft was recently finalized and will be signed during the meeting.

Multnomah County has offered $100k in a community investment grant to address public safety concerns, which were presented (PDF version) in the September meeting. There is time scheduled on the agenda to discuss how to spend that money on mitigations in the surrounding area, such as improved lighting, graffiti abatement, etc. You can find more details in last month’s meeting minutes (in the “Resources for community concerns” section).


Essex Park Has A Mural!

We did it! Our community came together and made this mural happen! Many thanks to all of the people and organizations involved, all of those who donated money and/or their time, and an especially big THANKS goes to Ellie Russell. Ellie had the idea for this mural and spearheaded the project. Without her tireless efforts, this mural would not have happened.

Essex Park Gets New ‘Mindfulness’ Mural, by Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC)
RACC provided the project with funds matching the amount we fundraised!

Timelapse video of mural painting

You can find more videos and photos of the project on the Essex Park Mindful Mural Project Facebook page.

This project was sponsored by your all-volunteer Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association. If you would like to get involved with your local community and contribute to fun projects like this, join us at a monthly meeting!