Category: Civic Engagement

Save Our Community Centers!

The Woodstock Community Center has been tagged for possible closure in the city’s budget process, along with several other small centers. As reported in last month’s e-news, Portland Parks and Recreation’s Requested Budget for 2018-19 recommends closing Woodstock Community Center (WCC), as part of a package of 5% budget cuts.… Read More»

Woodstock Halloween party, Oct. 31 (of course)

Monday, October 31 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Woodstock Community Center 5905 SE 43rd Avenue at Knight St. Get ready for the Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) Halloween party!. Festivities include refreshments, crafts and games, cool backdrops for DIY photos, a raffle, and acoustic music by Status Crow and the Squeezebox… Read More»

Woodstock survey results: Traffic, theft, bias and acceptance

The results of this summers’ neighborhood survey are in; thanks to all who participated. You can delve into the graphs and responses as time allows — but here’s a quick sketch. Background and acknowledged bias: The survey was online and was promoted here, on Facebook and on NextDoor, in the… Read More»

Have your say, but hurry!

Time is running out on opportunities to have your say in how our city and our neighborhood take shape over the next few years. For best results, get informed and register complaints now (not later) in these three venues:

Infill Project Affects Woodstock; Comment by August 15

The Residential Infill Project* is a set of proposals to alter residential housing over a large area of Portland, including Woodstock. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad news for both developers and residents. It could lead to more houses being demolished and replaced, but may also encourage more… Read More»

WNA Wants You! Board Nominations Due May 4

Lend a little of your time and energy to Woodstock, and help make a great place to live even greater. Nominate yourself or a friend for one of the following WNA Board positions by May 4. Chair Co-Chair, Land Use Committee Chair, Friends of the Woodstock Community Center Financial Manager,… Read More»

Beyond Lawn Signs: Ten Reasons to Volunteer

A recent editorial in The Bee opined that “2015 has been a year of disgruntlement in Inner Southeast,” over issues connected with zoning changes, residential infill and more. “Some residents seem frustrated that these things go on, and react with lawn signs,” observes the editor. But “lawn signs are unlikely… Read More»

Land Use Meeting: Demolitions, Infill, Zoning and More (Updated)

Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. These are interesting times for the Woodstock neighborhood. Percentage increases in its home prices this summer appear to have been among the steepest in the nation (based on a recently released report and the fact that… Read More»

LUC Looks at Potential Impacts of Comp Plan on Woodstock

WNA’s Land Use Committee meets Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center. Land Use Committee Co-chair Ben Bortolazzo will facilitate the meeting. The main topic is the proposed comprehensive plan map, which has just been released by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), as… Read More»