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News article originally from the City of Portland
Portland Street Response expanded its boundaries on April 1, 2021 to serve more areas and added additional call types.
Published: April 7, 2021 12:18 pm
Portland Street Response (PSR), the pilot program from the City of Portland that offers a non-police response to assist people experiencing houselessness or low acuity behavioral/mental health crises, expanded its boundaries on April 1, 2021 to serve more areas. The pilot began using the boundaries in the Lents neighborhood serviced by Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Fire Station 11 and is now responding within eight Portland Police Bureau (PPB) districts in the greater Lents area.
Fire station service districts are called Fire Management Areas, or FMAs. After a month in service, an analysis of calls in consultation with PSR’s partners at the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) led program managers to see that the team was missing calls tied to police district areas just outside of the FMA. As part of the pilot, PSR is going to test assigning the areas to police districts rather than FMAs, which will result in expanded service to the greater Lents area.
The previous boundaries were bordered by SE Powell Blvd. on the north, SE 82nd Ave. to the west, the Clackamas County and City of Portland boundary along Clatsop St. (roughly) on the south, and roughly SE 112th Ave. on the east. The new boundaries are primarily SE Division St. on the north, SE Clatsop St. (roughly) on the south, SE 62th Ave. (roughly) on the west, and Powell Butte along the eastern boundary. There is a new look up tool where you can plug in your address to see if it is within PSR’s program area. You can access that tool here: https://www.portland.gov/streetresponse/address-lookup-tool
With this expansion, the team will also be taking fire calls in additional FMAs that connect through the police districts. The team will be dispatched for certain non-life threatening, non-emergency fire medical calls in FMAs 25, 19, 7, 29.
As part of an evaluation on call types from the first month, on April 1 the PSR team started responding to calls for a person either outside or inside of a publicly accessible space such as a business, store, public lobby, etc. Prior to April 1, the team only responded to calls for a person outside. The team still does not currently respond within private residences. Additionally, the team will now co-respond with PF&R on certain public burning calls (such as outside warming and cooking fires) to offer wrap-around service assistance.
PSR has also created a dashboard so the public can access our call data. The data dashboard can be accessed here: https://www.portland.gov/streetresponse/data-dashboard
“After our first month in service we were able to see areas where we can increase our call load. We appreciate our partners at BOEC, PPB, and PF&R for offering helpful insight as we build this program,” says Program Manager Robyn Burek.
“I am so pleased to see that the Portland Street Response pilot is doing exactly what it set out to accomplish: experimenting with different ways to provide service by being nimble and responding to new information,” says Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. “The City of Portland invested in a pilot so we can create the best system possible and we are using that investment wisely.”
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 https://fixingourstreets.com
The City of Portland and the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association made planning a block party this summer easier (and cheaper) than ever before. If you plan ahead, you can take over the street for a few hours of games, cookouts and connecting with neighbors.
There are numerous resources for making your block party easy to organize, full of ways to build community, and easy on our environment, too!
Use the resources out there now
Check the great party planning and permitting resources provided online by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation that make it easy (and now, free!) to close your street for your block party. Start by visiting PBOT’s Block Party website (www.pbotblockparty.com) to get the basics down, and apply for your free permit online. Southeast Uplift, our Neighborhood Coalition, has some great resources too.
Borrow the barriers instead of renting
If you’re in the MSANA Neighborhood Boundaries, sign up to borrow the barriers the City requires for closing a street. (No rental fees, just return them when you’re done!) Currently, they’re available almost every weekend this summer. Fill out our online signup form to reserve the barriers.
PBOT also began offering its “Pink Barricade” lending program to our neighborhood this year. If the MSANA’s are already committed on your date, you have another option. Learn more about PBOT’s lending program…
Make the gathering green!
Cut the waste, prevent the plastic, and incorporate things that get the kids enjoying the nature our neighborhoods afford — use this Green Block Parties guide for some fun ideas. The City of Portland also has ideas from a local artist…
Be part of National Night Out
If you want to host your block party as an official National Night Out event, this year it’s on August 6th; host your NNO party anytime between Aug. 2 – 11. The deadline to sign up your event is Tue., July 23rd. The City of Portland has instructions on how to do that at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/nno. This is a great option if you want police/firefighters to stop by your event to meet neighbors, want to have amplified music or something else that would normally require a noise permit, or want our city Crime Prevention staff to share information with neighbors.