Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Board Meeting and CRC Proposals

From the BNA

The BNA board meeting will be on Monday the 24th at 7 at the Columbia School

The Board meeting venue has changed and become a general meeting for the entire neighborhood as we need to look at and express our opinions on the possible changes to the CRC proposals.

There are new exciting possibilities for the interchanges on Hayden Island and Marine Drive. Copies of some of the ideas are at Channel's Edge on the board.

Since all of our meetings are open and the CRC issues have an impact on everyone, I hope everyone will come to express their opinions.

Leslie Sawyer, Chair, BNA

Monday, May 17, 2010

Independent Review Panel for the I-5 Bridge

Got an opinion?

The Governors of Oregon and Washington have convened an Independent Review Panel(IRP) for the Columbia River Crossing Project.

The Governors have directed this work to ensure that key project study assumptions and methods are reasonable. The panel has been asked to:

  • Assess the implementation plan for the CRC project
  • Review the financial plan for the project
  • Review and evaluate post-construction performance measures

The panel will work independently of the project and the work efforts being conducted under the guidance of the CRC Project Sponsors Council. Panelists include national experts with experience in design, cost estimation, mitigation planning, and management of large urban transportation projects.

The IRP meetings will be open to the public.

The first meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, in Hall D of the Expo Center in north Portland.

The panel will host a public meeting to hear directly from members of the community starting at 7 p.m. on May 19 at the Expo Center.

On Thursday, May 20, the panel will meet 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Hilton.

Additional meetings are scheduled for:

  • June 1 and 2, 2010
  • June 17 and 18, 2010
  • July 7 and 8, 2010 (if needed)

More information on the IRP and each of the panelists is available on the panel’s website:

The panel’s final report will be provided to the Governors of Oregon and Washington this summer.

Friday, May 07, 2010

May Election Meeting this Monday the 10th

Monday, May 10, 2010

7 PM @ Columbia Pioneer School

716 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR


Summer issues at the Airport that will affect us

Bridgeton Neighborhood Updates

The latest plans for CRC

The Magnolia at the school and proposed levee changes

Neighborhood Night out plans

Form a committee to work on a neighborhood disaster response plan

Election of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Board

We have 14 candidates for 15 positions

Please vote for all Or each one separately

Richard Brown Elizabeth Sanders

Gregg Griffin Leslie Sawyer

Karen Jeffers Brian Stipak

Anne Neuenschwander Walter Valenta

Scott Niesen Matthew Whitney

Jon Peterson Chuck Wilson

Debbie Robertson □ Pat Bartch

If you know of anyone who would like to run for the board, please contact me by Friday, May 7th.

If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to

Leslie Sawyer,

Chair, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

Please put your name and address on the back of this announcement and return it at the May 10th meeting. If you can not return your ballet at the meeting, please take them to Channel’s Edge by Sunday, May 9th or get them to one of the board candidates.