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Bridlemile Neighborhood Association


Enrollment Balancing: Proposed Scenarios

November 22, 2015

Proposals for adjusting boundaries and grade configurations to better balance enrollment were released Oct 29th.  Both proposed scenarios directly impact Bridlemile Elementary.  The details are available on the PPS Site, including detailed maps by region, link to an Online Survey, and updated community meeting schedule.

Direct Links to Scenarios:  Scenario 1  |  Senario 2

Both scenarios would send some Bridlemile students to Gray Middle School and Wilson High. Other students would go to West Sylvan Middle School and Lincoln High, depending on their home address.


SW Stephenson/Hamilton Roadside Swale Project 

Update October 23, 2015

Construction is underway on Environmental Services stormwater management projects on SW Stephenson Street between SW 35th Avenue and Boones Ferry Road, and on SW Hamilton Street between SW 40th and 47th avenues. The projects will help protect water quality in Fanno and Tryon creeks. Construction will continue for several months at both locations. The entire project is scheduled for completion in January 2016.

Project maps are available at the project websites: and


New Bylaws were voted on, approved and adopted on Sept 9th, 2015

There are some major points we want to highlight that represent some significant changes from our previous bylaws:

  • In the Board of Directors section, two major changes exist, the number of directors is between three and 11 (no more at-large/chair positions) and the term of office will increase to two years with the terms being staggered so only half of the board is up for election each year - all current terms will still expire in May 2016.

  • There will be officers. Positions exist for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Neighborhood Coalition (SWNI) Delegate. They are one year terms and elected by the board.

  • We are no longer using Robert's Rules of Order.

  • Our grievance process is more complete and matches the requirements by ONI.

  • There is a two week waiting period for people to become members and they must consent (will be done with a check box on the sign in sheet). This is to prevent people who were not otherwise involved from only showing up to the annual meeting and forcing through a slate of candidates for the board - people can always choose to do that but this requirement at least makes it a more involved process as two meetings would have to be attended in a 12 month span.

  • BNA members will only have an advisory role in most votes (except board elections, bylaw amendments, dissolution or merger). Business of BNA will be conducted by the board, which must act in the best interest of BNA but is not bound to act based on what members want at a particular meeting. (This is due to insurance requirements and is now standard for neighborhoods in Portland.)


See the new bylaws here: BNA Bylaws 2015.


Thank You Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers past and present; your generous contributions of time and knowledge help make Bridlemile the wonderful neighborhood we all enjoy!

Neighbors working with neighbors and the City to build an even more livable Portland.