HBBA Pres.: Hilda Stevens, BAZI

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Board meetings: Second Wednesdays at 8 am       

Western Seminary Bueermann Hall, Room 201             

5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Holiday plans are in process. We’ll print the 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide, ask our businesses to create lighted window displays, have an Ugly Sweater Stroll for Dogs and their People and a tree-lighting at The Fernie Brae followed by early evening beverage tastings on Saturday, December 2. Details to follow.

A City of Portland Committee that included NO owners of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings is proposing that over 1600 one to three story URM buildings be required to accomplish and pay for significant upgrades. Several of them are on Hawthorne and in nearby business districts. Some Districts will be decimated by the potential sales, demolition and construction of new, quite possibly, out of context structures. Go to Save Portland Buildings saveportlandbuildings.com.

Please read the information, attend the below meetings and write letters to the Commissioners.

Final Policy Committee Meeting – Public Testimony

October 4 – 3 – 5 pm

222 NW 5th Ave – Prosper Portland

Voting on the mandate that they will propose to City Council

City Council Meeting –  Public Testimony

October 19 – 2 – 5 pm

1221 SW 4th Ave – City Council Chambers

Adoption (?) of recommendations from Oct. 4

Recently, SE Districts and Associations printed the Sustainable SE Map with dozens of businesses included. With that in mind, Cameron Holmes of Holman’s Funeral Service, 2610 SE Hawthorne (the second oldest family business in Oregon – since 1854) announced they are now providing Environmentally Sensitive Funeral & Burial Options. To learn more about this service HolmansFuneralService.com  or call 503.232.5131. Email info@HolmansFuneralService.com..

Thank you to article Sponsors: Hawthorne Vision Center and Rivermark Community Credit Union and to 2017 Benefactors: Jiffy Lube, Fred Meyer Hawthorne and New Seasons Market.