May edition posted online

by on May 5, 2012 | 0 comments

The May 2012 Mid-county Memo is posted online. A recap of its contents: Last month, the top three mayoral candidates debated at David Douglas High School’s Howard Horner Performing Arts Center; the new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas are approved; Parkrose School District averts a teacher’s strike; David Douglas special education teacher Annie Harrell is named Outstanding Teacher of the Year; Lee Perlman interviews City...
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For years, east Portland neighborhood associations operating illegally

by on May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Are east Portland neighborhood associations all illegal? Technically yes, says East Portland Neighborhood Office Executive Director Richard Bixby, but it is not their fault. It is his. A handful of the City’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, able to offer tax deductions for donations. Most of the rest fall into a different non-profit status. Because they handle relatively small amounts of money,...
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Headwaters work gives neighbors headaches

by on Oct 29, 2011 | 0 comments

At the recent Wilkes Community Group open house held to answer questions about the city’s newly acquired future hybrid park — Wilkes Creek Headwaters Natural Area — angry neighbors vented frustrations to a panel of city representatives about stabilization work the city did on it in August. Metro and the city of Portland paid $1.96 million in February to acquire the 20.5-acre Roughton property on the city’s eastern edge, a finger...
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Wilkes Community Group meets Tuesday

by on Feb 28, 2010 | 0 comments

The Wilkes Community Group holds its general membership meeting Tuesday, March 2 in the Margaret Scott Elementary School Library, 14700 N.E. Sacramento St. at 7 p.m. Agenda items include: presentations from Portland Parks & Recreation representatives about a potential bond measure addressing neighborhood park needs and from Ride Connection, the non-profit transportation service organization. Planning for the showing of movies in Wilkes Park...
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