Speaking for a coalition of neighborhood associations, Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association immediate past-president Al Ellis told the Star, “Given the propensity of people to travel during July and August, it was decided to wait until early September for a ‘Summit II’ meeting.” Ellis added invitations would be sent sometime in mid-August.
Ellis said the “Demolition/Infill Summit” meeting convened last spring with assistance from Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition was attended by neighborhood association representatives from various parts of Portland. “Incidents were recounted, national models examined, suggestions discussed – culminating in an agreement to meet again at a follow-up “Summit” later this year, hopefully with broadened participation,” Ellis explained.
Meanwhile, Ellis said BWNA organized a Demolition/Development Land Use Subcommittee, which he has chaired, to draft a resolution and action plan for presentation and consideration at the “Summit II” meeting. Final document draft was approved at a Special Board Meeting in early July, consisting of three documents: formal BWNA resolution, a non-binding ‘Neighbor Pledge’ and a survey for residents on the issue.