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Get involved: Write letters to city leaders about SE Clinton

Posted by on January 26th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Below is info about an event being organized by Bike Loud PDX on Wednesday, 1/28:

We have reserved a meeting room at the Belmont Public Library, located at 1038 Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard, Portland, OR on Wednesday, January 28th from 5:30-7:30pm.

Purpose of meeting: Gather to write individual letters to various members of the City expressing our opinions regarding SE Clinton.

This will be in the spirit of Ted’s postcard campaign. We will each hand write (or type on laptops) letters of 1-2 paragraphs or so. I’ll be bringing lined paper, pens, envelopes and stamps.

The first half of the meeting will be us writing letters. During the second half we can discuss new ideas and follow-up actions. One idea I have is to begin a petition in which we have the goal of reaching 1,000 paper signatures for a more livable Clinton Neighborhood Greenway.

Alex has advised that the bulk of our letters be written to:

Steve Novick
Leah Treat
Charlie Hales

BikeLoudPDX members who live in Richmond or Hosford-Abernethy are encouraged to write their letters to their respective Neighborhood Associations. Other supporters should write to the City.

Volunteer needed: Can someone from Richmond or Hosford-Abernethy volunteer to create a list of contact info for the Richmond and Hosford-Abernethy NA leaders, as well as for Novick, Treat and Hales? The list should include names, titles, postal addresses and email addresses.

I’m sure those who live along Clinton will be most passionate about this, but all BikeLoudPDX members are encouraged to attend. We need to voice to the City our desire to upgrade the Neighborhood Greenways citywide. We’ve already had an impact on Ankeny. A win for Clinton will help set a precedent for other locations throughout Portland.

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Thanks for including this on BikePortland. Just wanted to mention that the meeting is open to the public; no need to be a BikeLoudPDX member to attend. I believe this excerpt was copied from BikeLoudPDX’s listserv, which explains why it might sound exclusive.

Ted Buehler

I’ll be bringing magazines, scissors and glue.