>MARK YOUR CALENDAR: APRIL 18TH, 9AM (location tba)
The PNA has received the following from the OLCC…
Just an FYI: this months Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 18th at 9am. The only licensing matter for the Portland area is Civic Food Mart. The recommendation going to the Commissioners is to grant the license without the restrictions.
If you or any of the neighbors would like to speak to the Commissioners about this
license matter, please be sure to sign in with me the morning of the meeting. I will be right up front when you come in with a sign in sheet.
If you have any questions, give me a call or e-mail me. My number is 503.872.5135 and I work 7-5:30 Tuesday – Friday (with the exception of this Friday).
Have a great day!
License Procedure Coordinator
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
THEIR RECOMMENDATION IS TO GRANT THE LICENSE WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!
-53 letters from the community in opposition to the lifting of restrictions.
-Letter from the Chief of Police with a “recommendation of no endorsement”
-Public Safety Manager for Portland Public Parks opposes the lifting of restrictions
-Peninsula Park Community Center opposes the lifting of restrictions
-Piedmont Neighborhood Association STRONGLY opposes the lifting of restrictions
-300 feet of a children’s playground
-the store is in a designated “Alcohol Impact Zone”
The OLCC’s recommendation is detrimental to our community. Take action and show up to the hearing. Let the OLCC know that this is our neighborhood…our community…our lives. The OLCC’s behavior is unacceptable.
I have sent an email to the OLCC’s Carrie Korbe requesting the location of the hearing (note that bit of info was conviently left out of their letter to us). I will post on this blog as soon as hear from them.
You can read the PNA’s letter to the OLCC…HERE