Show Solidarity for Displaced Families at City Council this Wednesday Morning!
Sign Up to speak at City Council on Weds. 12/16.
RestitutionNow for local families displaced by the Emanuel Hospital expansion MUST be included in the budget as a condition of the debt approval for the Interstate Urban Renewal Plan 2021 on the Portland City Council agenda this Weds. 12/16.
On December 16th, testimony will begin at 09:45 am. Please register for agenda item 985.
Sign up here by 4:00pm on Tues. if you want to Testify on Weds. morning, Item 985. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997. If you are unable to testify, please email your testimony here: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the details?
Click this link for a two minute video!
Here is one summary worth reading, including some great historic photos and a sample letter of support.
As Prosper Portland and Portland City Council try to move forward on Urban Renewal plans in North Portland this week, we call for support, solidarity and renumeration for the families displaced by these efforts toward so-called progress. We can not leave those who have been subject to “Urban Removal” in the name of “Renewal” behind as plans are being made to move forward.
At the time of Portland City Council’s proposed vote to increase the debt capacity for the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Plan 2021 this Wednesday morning, we demand that as a community we meet the debts due to families that have been displaced and continue to suffer the negative impacts of the development schemes in play. This must be spelled out!
This historically Black neighborhood was declared blighted and torn down for plans to expand the Emanuel Hospital complex, although that particular project didn’t happen.
The displaced families have compensation due to them and we demand this be detailed & included in any approved plans to approve more debt, spend additional funds and that restitution be required as a part of moving these projects towards redevelopment. See Resolution 1330 for documentation.
Sign Up Here by 4:00pm on Tues. if you want to Testify this Weds. morning; Item 985.
Here is the Prosper Portland webpage with the most detail about the Williams & Russell area.
More Important Links:
We are collecting signatures in support at: https://form.jotform.com/201054065161139
Interstate Urban Renewal Plan published Aug 2000 here https://prosperportland.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Interstate-URA-plan.pdf
Latest Info published by Prosper Portland on their website for 2020- 2021 here
Here is the Prosper Portland webpage with the most detail about the Williams & Russell area,
Including history and timeline for plans and proposals in 2021.
Lots more detail about the history and proposals for the N Williams & Russell area, are Here on the Prosper Portland webpage which has details including history and timeline for plans and proposals in 2021.
January Dates for the Working Group for the N Williams & Russell are here
Payment record shared by Robin Ryan is here
Want more history? Please watch this 23 minute video featuring Miss Byrd speaking about the issues:
Link to sign up for City Council Hearing: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dvjvqz7aTvidZ-Klog3Jmg?fbclid=IwAR0U9MnCJiuZZlO6wxZ-DGK09od0gfrCJPKodikToNCa-ab3eMc_0j_aCmo