Announcing May 2020 Virtual Meeting

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We are pleased to announce the May 2020 (virtual) meeting of your MtScottArleta Neighborhood Association (MSANA)!

To comply with state health guidelines under the state of emergency, MSANA meetings will shift online until in-person meetings may resume.
DateWednesday, 6-May
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
LocationGoogle Hangouts

To join the meeting, click on the Google Hangouts link above. If you have not used this tool before, you can find information here – Hangouts Meet Training and HelpAt the May meeting, we will brainstorm answers to the question:

What could we all do to provide mutual aid and support for our neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis? How can MtScottArleta Neighborhood Association help?

To quote PDX COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network, in times of crisis we can respond to the needs of our community with collective power and mutual aid. This can be as simple as checking with neighbors at a safe distance for example. If you are unable to join us at the meeting for our brainstorming session, you can submit your own ideas here and we will be sure to discuss them.

View the May meeting agenda here. Download a PDF copy here.

MSANA Elections Postponed

Due to the state of emergency and physical distancing required, the neighborhood elections for MSANA are delayed. Everyone who resides or works within MtScottArleta is a member and is eligible for nomination. Opportunities exist to join the board today. Board positions include Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Past Chair, SE Uplift Board Member, and At-Large Members as committee chairs or event coordinators. All it takes is a few nights available each month and the desire to see your neighborhood continue to improve. Contact us if you are interested!

Vote “YES” on Measure 26-209 & Fix Our Streets


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We encourage you to vote “YES” for Measure-26-209. Mailers for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election are on their way to your mailbox. This measure is a continuation of the Fixing Our Streets fuel tax for repairing city streets. In addition to providing critical revenue to repair potholes, fund Safe Routes to School, complete missing links in our sidewalk network, and provide new traffic signals & street lights, the program will provide a low-stress route for students of Franklin High to safely travel to & from the Mt. Scott-Arleta.

Read more about Measure 26-209 & Fixing Our Streets at

Mt. Scott-Arleta Land Use Notices: Get Help

Did you know that your neighborhood association can offer assistance and support when you receive notice of a land use proposal or decision?


If you have questions about a notice, feel free to contact the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association (MSANA) Land Use Chair ( We can help you understand and respond to notices.

Please keep in mind that responses to proposals and appeals of decisions are limited to addressing the relevant Zoning Code approval criteria. Not liking the idea of a new development does not mean that we can effectively oppose it! However, the MSANA Land Use Chair can help you understand your options in responding to land use notices.

Shoot us an email at and we can work together on the land use issues that matter to you.

2018 Neighborhood Cleanup Success!!

What a wonderful Neighborhood Cleanup Event we had on Saturday May 5th!

More than 40 community members showed up to help unload vehicles, break down items for recycling, manage traffic, and make our community cleaner. We got to meet and connect with our neighbors and learn some new things through the experience. We received more than 150 car and truck loads of stuff and saved those community members hundreds of dollars. And, we raised a few hundred dollars (estimated) for each of Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Associations.

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the folks who volunteered their time on a Saturday and on the days leading up to the event. You. Kicked. Butt.

It was hot, and it was humid and you pushed through it all with a smile. NOT ONLY THAT, but many of you stayed late! After a day starting at 9 am, many of you stuck around well after our posted closing time of 2:30 pm so that we could serve the remaining cars in line. It took us until around 4 pm to complete everything, so you basically worked a full day for your neighbors. WOW! That is impressive. You guys went above and beyond, and it made me proud to be part of this community.

YOU make our community stronger. Thank you. Hope to see you at next year’s cleanup and at all of the neighborhood association meetings in between. 😉