Tue 13 Mar 2018 10:13PM

Purpose of the Neighborhood Association?

JO Jonathan Ogden Public Seen by 385

It often seems to come up as point of debate regarding the actions or ideas raised by the neighborhood association board (for lots of them, not just Montavilla).

Some feel that the legally stated purpose (attached screencap from the bylaws) can be objectively interpreted to be explicit, I would argue that it's intentionally written to be dynamic and therein the clause "f" affords the board discretion over "other such purposes".

For me the history of the neighborhood system plays a large part in why I wanted to be involved to begin with, and its roots lie in neighborhood activism and self-determination: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320345

How does the community interpret the existing purpose in the bylaws, and what should be changed about it?

(We can make polling option for this thread at any time if needed.)


Jonathan Ogden Tue 13 Mar 2018 10:14PM



Jonathan Ogden Tue 20 Mar 2018 10:31PM

Hey there, it's been a week or so. Any explicit ideas/critiques?


Dr Jack Wed 14 Mar 2018 9:23AM

Solidarity, mutual aid, and direct action :)


Jonathan Ogden Wed 14 Mar 2018 5:12PM

I don't disagree, but how should that apply to the purpose, i.e. the stated actions we would perform?