April 9, 2018 Meeting Information Now Available

The April meeting of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association will take place on Monday, April 9th. Meeting details are below.

See you there!

Date: Monday, April 9th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Wild Lilac, 3829 SE 74th Ave.

Take a look at the meeting agenda here.

Read our April newsletter here.

Neighborhood Elections Are Coming Up in May 2018

Next month, the Neighborhood Association will be holding elections for its all-volunteer board each year.

Available positions include Treasurer, Land Use, Communications, and many more — including delegate positions to fit your passion (emergency preparedness, community garden, youth and family, and more!).

There’s no easier way to get to know your neighborhood than by volunteering on a committee or as a board member. (Foster-Powell residents need to attend just three meetings to be eligible to serve on the board.)

Put your ideas to work and pick up a few new skills along the way!

Want to learn more?

Contact us. We’d love to meet you!


What Do You Have to Say About the 2018-19 City Budget?

The City of Portland invites you to the following public meetings about the annual budget. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to receive testimony from Portland residents regarding the citywide budget.

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
David Douglas High School, South Cafeteria
1500 SE 130th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97233
Bus lines: 20, 73

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Roosevelt High School, Commons
6941 N. Central, Portland, Oregon 97203
Bus lines: 44, 75

Budget Committee Public Hearing
Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
City Hall, Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204 

Testimony tickets will be available an hour and a half prior to start time. They will be drawn at random throughout the course of the event. Each speaker will have two minutes to address the Council.

Please see these links for details about the budget process and for other ways to make your voice heard:


Portland Parks Faces a Potential Budget Reduction, Requests Community Input

Dear Friends and Partners,

When I last updated you in January 2018 on the City of Portland Budget Process, it was to share that we had just submitted the final Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Requested Budget. In accordance with the Mayor’s budget direction, we submitted a proposed budget that identified reductions equaling approximately 5% of our ongoing General Fund Budget (approximately $3.27 million). Our Requested Budget closely mirrored the recommendations of the Parks Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

City Budget Office Budget Review
After we submitted our Requested Budget, it was reviewed by the City Budget Office (CBO) whose job is to analyze and highlight the key budget and program performance issues that the CBO believes Council should consider during the budget process. Recently, the CBO released their review of our budget. In their Budget Review, the City Budget Office recommended to that Council take 4% of the reductions submitted by PP&R. This would amount to reducing the PP&R budget by $2.1 million. This level of cuts will significantly impact our programs. In addition to the ongoing General Fund reductions, the CBO also recommends an ongoing increase to our major maintenance funds and some one-time funding for campsite cleanups and capital projects.

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