By Rob Mumford

The Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on September 11 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd and Woodward St. RNA meetings are held in the church basement; enter from the east-side door. The RNA’s website is richmondpdx.org.

Guest speaker Tim Lynch of Multnomah County Office of Sustainability presented the City of Portland’s Climate Action Plan. The discussion skimmed the surface of a plan that’s large in scale with many moving parts. Thus, RNA is looking into breaking up the presentation over the coming months into smaller refined topics. This is to allow more time to learn and discuss the many facets to combatting climate change at our regional level. For more information, check out portlandoregon.gov/bps/49989.

Board member Susan Beal and neighbor Jennifer Johnson presented to the RNA board with a request for a letter of support to ask PBOT to help address auto traffic exhibiting dangerous driving behavior around the areas close to Clinton and SE 32nd. Traffic calming measures were suggested such as additional signage and painting “STOP” at stop signs. The board is in the process of drafting a letter of support.

Board member Adam Meltzer has taken a leadership role in the RNA official sub-committee for graffiti removal known as Tag Busters. Volunteer for a couple hours and help remove graffiti and stickers from building and street poles. The tag buster crew meets up once a month for a two-hour period on a Saturday or Sunday in front of Safeway at SE 27th & Hawthorne.

Strategy meetings are held at the D Street Building, 3050 SE Division, on the 2nd floor conference room. These strategy meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm. For more information or to join the email list, contact Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Nina Silberstein at nswriter@ hotmail.com.

The next RNA meeting will be Monday, October 9 at Waverly Heights Congregational Church (basement), 3300 SE Woodward St., from 7-9 pm.