The Multnomah Neighborhood Association is a formalized group of neighborhood volunteers working to improve the the quality of life in our neighborhood.
We meet at 7 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 30.
Please join us.
MNA Appealing to the Oregon Court of Appeals
In 2017, we filed objections to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, but these were rejected. We then appealed to Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). On August 8th, the LCDC issued an order rejecting our appeals:
This LCDC decision undermines the importance of citizen testimony and Oregon’s Land Use Goals as determining factors in the land use planning process.
Our Land Use Attorney, Michael Gelardi of the law firm Hershner Hunter, has completed a legal analysis that provides a path forward to appeal the LCDC decision at the Oregon Court of Appeals.
A successful appeal would likely result in an a remand to the City to conduct further proceedings on the Middle Housing Policy 5.6 (MHP). The MHP is the basis of the Residential Infill Project (RIP) that is rezoning 87,324 residential properties in Portland to multi-family development. The Planning and Sustainability Commission is considering allowing up to four units on all Single Family zoned properties citywide. The RIP promotes density over livability and disregards State requirements for land use planning.
We need to raise $15,000 by August 29th to cover the first phase of the appeal.
If we are unable to raise the funds to take the case to the Oregon Court of Appeals, then our intention is to use our Land Use Fund for a LUBA appeal against the implementation of RIP
Land Use Fund
Your tax-exempt 501(c)3 Donation
Currently the Neighborhood Association's Land Use Fund is directed to preparing for an appeal against the City in the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Make check payable to:
On the check's "FOR" line write:
Multnomah Land Use Fund
Mail it to or drop it off at:
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Or use your credit card:
The City submitted the record for Task 4 to the DLCD. The City waived the 120-day time limit for review and requested it to be done with Task 5 when submitted. The MNA wrote a letter to DLCD director Jim Rue and the commissioners to inquire about this waiver and request that DCLD proceed with the review.
PSC Membership Violations
Materials for saving trees
- Action Needed - Urban Forestry Commission - view as (PDF) or (MS Word)
- Heritage Tree Nomination Form (PDF format) (MS Word Format)
- Useful site about trees
- Link to an interactive Tree Map
President: Martie Sucec, firstname.lastname@example.org
Multnomah Neighborhood Association
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219