Working Together for Safety
Along with Hayden Island and Bridgeton neighborhoods, East Columbia has experienced several burglaries (or attempts) in the last few months. Thanks to social media and neighbors working together, news of the incidents spread quickly and residents helped identify one of the case suspects and coordinate with law enforcement for further action. Great job!
We must stay vigilant and remain alert for suspicious activity! If someone or something seems unusual, spread the word by talking with neighbors, using our social media site Nextdoor, and/or contacting local authorities. The City of Portland has great resources on crime prevention as well as contact information.
Join Nextdoor to find out about neighborhood events and receive alerts.
Neighborhood Soil and Air Pollution Resource
Lisa Latin, a Faloma Road neighbor, has volunteered to track news about air and soil pollution for East Columbia She is an excellent point of contact if you have questions (she is not a technical expert and will not hold regular committee meetings). Lisa can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via NextDoor.
Vanport Mosaic Festival Held May 27-30
The Vanport Mosaic Festival will bring together a variety of efforts surrounding the celebration and preservation of the history of Vanport and its residents. These activities will include music, dance, theater, film, poetry, an historical exhibit, lectures and tours at the Vanport site that will engage audiences in a deeper understanding of this chapter in Portland history.
The festival will take place May 27-30, 2016 on the 68th anniversary of the Vanport Flood. Visit vanportmosaic.org or Facebook for more information.
Comp Plan 2035 Update
The public is invited to testify on city commissioners' amendments that address employment land, historic preservation, middle housing, public involvement, age-friendly city and more.
April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.
Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
|April 20, 2016, 2 p.m.
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Levee Recertification News
Learn about Levee Ready Columbia, a collaborative program that ensures flood protection in our area.