Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Public Meeting on the Time, Place, and Manner (TPM) ordinance

This is from Rep. Tina Kotek.

I just got her email and the meeting is tonight at 6PM in Kenton!

Bridgeton itself has no bars or taverns but you might go to areas that do - and those areas may have ones with "issues." 

If you want to learn about the proposed liquor regulation changes - this is a meeting to attend.


Dear Friends,

As you know, the issues of community livability and public safety relating to bars and taverns have been a big priority of mine for legislative action. Even as we work to hold liquor licensees accountable with better laws, municipalities have an important role in enforcement and city ordinance. Pursuant to this role, the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is holding a public meeting to get input on changes to the Time, Place, and Manner (TPM) ordinance, which allows the city to regulate local liquor licensees.

What:  Community members are invited to a public meeting to learn about the proposed changes to local regulations of liquor licensed establishments, ask questions and submit testimony or comments.

When:           July 19th, 2011 at 6pm

Where:         Kenton Fire Station
                   8105 N Brandon Ave

You can view the proposed changes via the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's website . If you are unable to attend the public meeting, you can also comment via email to theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov by July 22 at 5 PM. 

Many of you have helped us work on laws fighting dangerous bars and taverns in the past, and I know that this issue affects many people in our community. I hope that you will also get involved in the City of Portland's efforts!

Best wishes,

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Friday, July 08, 2011

End of Session Meet and Greet With Rep. Tina Kotek

Stop by Pattie's Home Plate Cafe in St. Johns on Saturday to say hi to Rep. Kotek and catch up with her about what happened during the legislative session! Please support this fabulous local business while you visit.

End of Session Meet and Greet

Who: Representative Tina Kotek

What: Available to answer questions and chat about session

When: Saturday, July 9, 10 AM- noon

Where: Pattie's Home Plate Cafe
            8501 N. Lombard Street
            Portland, OR 97203

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Have a Safe 4th of July Weekend

Don't forget that Oregon bans the possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. The banned list includes bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers.

Authorities may seize illegal fireworks and fine offenders up to $500 per violation.

If you bought yours in Washington, the chances are they are not legal in Oregon.

And the annual plea from our neighborhood:

Please do not set fireworks/rockets/bombs off over the moorages. Moored boats often have fuel tanks and the houseboats are not flame retardant!!

We know it looks pretty to set off your high traveling fireworks down over the River - but
1- it is illegal and
2 - it is dangerous to those living on the water

Many of us have the scorched roofs and decks to prove it.

You can no longer see all the Vancouver fireworks from the levee. You must go to Ft. Vancouver to get the best view - and your fireworks are legal on that side of the bridge.

Thank you for understanding that the police might be called if it gets dangerous on our road or the river!!