By Laura Smith

The restoration work at Reservoir 1 in Mt. Tabor Park is almost complete, and the basin should be ready to fill with water in November. The Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA) would like to invite the community to witness the refilling the day it happens. More information will be announced soon.

The neighborhood and Mt. Tabor Park are great places for pedestrians to stroll. Here are resources that may be helpful when you plan your next outing on foot.

Portland’s new city-wide pedestrian plan is called PedPDX. Find it here: bit.ly/2lvMSY7

Portland Bureau of Transportation’s online reporting tool for reporting infrastructure issues like missing stop signs, needed crosswalks, etc. can be found here: bit.ly/2ms5RDi

Ten Toes Express guided walks are free, open to all, and offered from May through September each year. Find out more here: bit.ly/2lwka9w

The StepTember events calendar lists a month of walking events. Find it here: steptemberpdx.org

The visitor information center at TravelPortland.com offers several articles on the “best places to walk in Portland.” Follow this link: bit.ly/2mruQ9Q

The City of Portland’s internationally famous, forty-plus-year-old neighborhood association system is facing challenges to its existence with changes proposed by the Office of Community and Civic Life (OCCL).

MTNA advises everyone to call the Mayor’s office and the Commissioners’ offices to advocate that proposed Code Change 3.96 be sent back to OCCL for revision and that the District Coalition offices be funded and supported.

Read more about the code change on MTNA’s website: mttaborpdx.org/code. Show your support for keeping our Neighborhood Association open by attending the City Council meeting on November 14 when the Code Change is scheduled for a vote.