By Allen Field

The Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on April 9 at Waverly Heights Church, SE 33rd and Woodward St.  The RNA’s representative to SE Uplift presented a draft Resolution prepared by Portland Tenants United (PTU) seeking an emergency rent freeze and moratorium on no-cause evictions. RNA declined to adopt the Resolution. Board Members wanted more information about the Resolution, to hear the counterpoint perspective from landlords,  and requested a member of PTU to attend a RNA meeting.

Land Use Chair Matt Otis gave a presentation of his mapping project showing demolitions, additions, new construction from 2010-13 gleamed from Portland Maps and Portland Permits websites.

Annual Board Election is Monday, June 12, 7 – 9 pm. Anyone who lives (renters and homeowners), or owns a business or property in Richmond can serve on the Board of the RNA. You can announce your candidacy:  in person at the May 8 RNA meeting or by emailing the Board Chair ( anytime up to the May 8 meeting.

Eight seats are up for election for 2-year terms. One board seat may be shared by two people (they serve on board in alternate meetings).  Candidates are encouraged (but not required) to provide a written statement of 250 words or less to be posted to the RNA website and listserv. Candidate statements should be emailed to and are due by Monday, May 22.  They will be published no later than 2 weeks prior to the election. Candidates are encouraged (but not required) to make a statement of 3 minutes or less at the June 12 election meeting.

RNA meetings are held in the church basement the 2nd Monday of the Month, except January. Enter from the east-side door.  The RNA’s website is The next RNA meeting will be Monday, May 8.


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