“Worst Day of the Year” Ride rolling through Alameda!

Portland’s annual “Worst Day of the Year” bicycle ride is returning for the 17th year on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, and it we’ll see the participants roll through our neighborhood! Check out maps of the route, to see how it might affect road closures and traffic in your area, and to find out where to get views of the costumed cyclists. If you’re interested in participating, you can register here (kids 12 and under ride for free!).

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Alameda Neighborhood Association Opposes PPS School Redistricting Plan

Dear Portland Public School Board: After thoughtful review and soliciting input from Alameda residents on PPS’s proposed changes to school boundaries in our neighborhood, we strongly object to the proposal in its current form. Specifically, the ANA objects to the current proposal for the following reasons: 1.) Alameda Elementary had a boundary change in 2011, its enrollment has been decreasing, and is forecasted by PSU to continue to steadily decline. Additionally, we have seen no data or evidence that changing Alameda’s boundaries will have a meaningful impact to enrollment in neighboring schools. 2.) The current proposal does not align with PPS’s Administrative Directive for creating “Compact Boundaries” (4.10.409-AD Section V.3.a-d). Further, the proposed changes do not promote a sense of community by keeping neighborhoods together, and instead would move children who reside just a few blocks from their neighborhood schools, and sends them miles away. PPS states that it seeks to align school boundaries with neighborhood boundaries, which this proposal clearly fails to do. 3.) The ANA has very serious concerns about safety issues at Tubman Middle School with respect to air quality, soil hazards, poor sight lines and other unsafe areas. Also, and critically important, the changes proposed by…

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2017 Spring Clean-up May 20

Happening this Saturday: Alameda Big Spring Clean Up! Bring your unwanted goods & materials by the load for affordable hauling, recycling and up-cycling of usable goods! Saturday May 20, 8:30am to 12:30pm At The Madeleine School Soccer Field parking lot $10 small load $20 large load Trucks to be negotiated 100% of proceeds to be used by the ANA on neighborhood issues. Sponsored by Metro Computers and computer accessories (nominal per part charge to drop off) On Site Too Good for the Dump Flea-market with free Clothes, furniture, tools, art, toys, or whatever gets dropped off Non-recyclables will be dumped at Metro As much as possible will be given to Free Geek and Goodwill PROHIBITED MATERIALS  Paint and other liquid solvents All construction, remodeling or demolition materials  Kitchen garbage Residential yard debris and trimmings Recyclables collected curbside. EXAMPLES OF HIGH RISK MATERIALS SUSPECTED OF CONTAINING ASBESTOS: Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic Walls: plaster, decorative plaster Siding: cement siding shingles  Ceilings: acoustical tiles and spray-on texture Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions

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ANA Adopts Statement of Inclusivity

In Alameda neighborhood we are proud of the diversity and uniqueness not just of the homes and streets that make up Alameda, but of our community of neighbors. In April the neighborhood association board adopted the following statement created by a group of residents a to show support for all neighbors and visitors to our community: Our community declared Alameda neighborhood a hate-free zone in 1995. Today, we reaffirm Alameda’s commitment to be a loving, caring, supportive and inclusive community for all who reside, work, do business or visit our neighborhood. We stand against hatred, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and/or marginalization of any kind. We are committed to growing, nurturing and sustaining a community where all feel welcomed, safe and included.

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