Safety and Livability Team (SALT)
The Safety and Livability Team is one of four community committees at The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN). We invite community members to join in lively discussions exploring public safety and livability issues in inner-north and northeast Portland, to weigh in on topical issues, and to assist with the development of educational forums on safety and livability. In its first year, SALT:
Hosted several representatives from youth and gang outreach programs to learn more about how to reduce youth and gang violence in the area. From these discussions, we created a “Top-5 Actions for Reducing Violence” resource list for distributing between neighbors.
Developed and hosted Sharing the Road, a transportation safety forum for people who walk, bike and drive. Drew a large audience and lead to increased participation in participating neighborhood associations.
Hosted community discussions in addition to those hosted by Portland Public Schools regarding impacts and solutions to neighborhoods experiencing changes to school boundaries.
Monitored Last Thursday’s impacts on the four neighborhoods along Alberta, gathering information from neighborhood associations and additional community members.
Weighed in on the Portland Plan on behalf of the coalition area in regards to safety, livability and equity issues.
Next Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30pm.
Contact Benjamin Adrian at Benjamin Adrian[at]necoalition.org or 503-388-9030 to be added to our announcement list.
Minutes and Agendas
Coal forum meeting notes
Youth and Gang Violence Prevention: In June 2011, SALT hosted a forum to explore ways for the committee and neighbors to prevent youth and gang violence in our neighborhoods. Click here to view a short list of action items neighbors can take to provide youth with alternatives to violence.
Safety Roundtable: In June 2010, NECN hosted a Public Safety Roundtable discussion with neighborhood leaders to discuss what health and safety issues were of most interest to the N/NE neighborhoods. Click here to view notes and information gathered at that meeting.
Are you interested in helping to work on these or other neighborhood health and safety issues and informing your neighbors about actions they can take to increase health and safety? Let us know!