This Month's Meeting Agenda

Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board & Community Forum Meeting

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016



Library Room, Rosa Parks Elementary School, 8960 N. Woolsey


Community Forum

Purpose: Elect Portsmouth Neighborhood Association board members. Hear from New Meadows proposed development architects and focus group. Vote on statements to forward to land use hearings officer on the New Meadows proposed development.


Portsmouth Neighborhood Association

Community Forum

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 6:30-8:00


Rosa Parks Elementary School, LIbrary

8960 N. Woolsey

Community Forum


Review findings from New Meadows focus group and vote on focus group statements to forward to land use hearing.

Elect a new board for the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association

Facilitator:     Mary-Margaret Wheeler-Weber, Chair

Timekeeper:     Nicole Gipson


6:30-6:45 pm    Welcome, Introductions and Announcements


6:45 - 7:35 pm    New Meadows Proposed Development

    Process overview, Mary-Margaret Wheeler-Weber (5 minutes)

Updated plans, Carleton Hart Architects & New Meadows (10 minutes)

    Focus Group reports:

        Statement from majority (10 mintes)

        Statement from minority (10 minutes)

    Discussion & PNA members vote on statements going to hearing (15 minutes).

7:35 - 8:00 pm    Board elections


PNA bylaws :

Guidelines for effective communication

  • Listen to understand

  • Speak respectfully

  • Try to avoid being repetitive by respectfully showing support when you agree with something said rather than saying it again

  • Use the “community garden” for issues we need to follow up on

  • Make room for people to speak who may be quiet or slow to take the floor - if you’ve already spoken, see if someone else would like to speak

  • What else do we want to add to this list?

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Village Gardens Farmers Market, June 9th-August 25th, Thursdays 4-7pm at Village Market 4632 N. Trenton