Safety and Livability Committee
The Safety and Livability Committee is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Board on all issues and actions related to public safety and neighborhood livability. This committee may also organize events that promote the safety and livability of the neighborhood.
Kelly Francois, Board member, Committee Chair
Dave Brook, Board member
Neighborhood Clean Up and Gulch Slope Clean Up
Neighborhood Public Safety Walks
Street Painting Project
Interested in joining the committee?
We are looking for Gulchers excited about helping us improve the safety and livability of our neighborhood. Stay tuned for more information on this effort!
Visit our Neighborhood Safety Resources page with important handouts from the City of Portland's
Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI). Or go directly to ONI: Crime Prevention advice and handouts.
Coming Soon: Street Painting Project in the Gulch
Our Street Painting Project is chugging along, getting closer and closer to having gorgeous public art in our neighborhood right of way.
The design has received the preliminary approval from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The design represents several aspects specific to our neighborhood. The Steel Bridge is our connection to the West side, via bike routes and public transit. The blackberry bramble symbol is on the street sign decoration highlighting Sullivan’s Gulch. The soup pot speaks to the strength in a neighborhood that eats together. The bike represents how the Gulch is in the heart of the our North/South bike connections, and the fact that our neighborhood has a 100% bikeability score. And the colors of each section represents the colors on a rainbow, an endearing symbol of inclusivity and welcoming.
A location has been scouted out, on 26th between Halsey and Clackamas, directly in the middle of the two alleys. This location is exciting for many reasons, including 1) being on a bikeway and 2) highlighting the uniqueness of our neighborhood alleys.
Our funding for this project is on track. As we get closer to the painting installation, more opportunities for donations may come up.
We will give a presentation about this project at our May 16 Spring Neighborhood Meeting.
Street painting meetings and events are promoted on the neighborhood email list, Facebook and NextDoor. Keep your eyes peeled for specific ways to get involved in bringing this wonderful painting to our neck of the woods.