Be a Part of Shaping the South Burlingame Neighborhood

South Burlingame is a small neighborhood but we are mighty.

We have dynamic, interested and selfless neighbors who are passionate, engaged, community-driven and show up when called upon to do so. We believe in good and bad times we can depend on one another; now more than ever. We are hoping that you feel the same and will consider joining our meetings and the South Burlingame Neighborhood Association Board.

If interested, please contact  

South Burlingame Neighborhood is building a new website with the intent of sharing more about our neighborhood and creating a welcoming place for neighbors to learn how to become involved with current activities concerning our community, have access to historical material and inform how we represent our neighbors in the livability of our neighborhood. The website will also provide an opportunity for neighbors to sign up to receive SBNA newsletters. We look forward to creating spaces where neighbors can actively influence how the board is working on your behalf, our new website is and will launch soon. Stay Tuned!

You can learn more about the SWNI forensic audit at

***** NEXT SBNA MEETING: FEB 11, 2021  7PM ****

Meetings - 2nd Thursday of month from  7:00 - 8:00 pm

 General Assembly meetings are held at least once a year. 

To share your interest, please reach out to  (get the zoom)

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

SBNA mailing address

PO Box 19543
Portland, Oregon 97280

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DRAFT Board Meeting Agenda
South Burlingame Neighborhood Association

February 11, 2021 7 pm

7:00 pm Call meeting to order

7:03 pm Welcome members and guests - establish a quorum
(12 current board members, 7 board members needed for quorum)

               Shannon Hiller-Webb (President), Rob Lennox (Vice President), Carol Porto (Treasurer/Acting Secretary (OPEN)), Scott Richman (Transportation), Erin Kerno (Equity), Suzanne Kunse (Parks), Diane Victoria, Jim Leno, Jim Carleton, Jake Milroy, Lynn Pearson, Sam Pearson

7:05 pm Approve the Agenda

7:07 pm Approve January’s Meeting Minutes (Board Members and Members Voting)

7:10 pm Guest Speaker: Nuhamin Eiden, SW Corridor Equity Coalition/Unite Oregon

7:25 pm Sam Pearson Grievance

7:35 pm Committee Reports

Schools – OPEN

Land Use – OPEN

Safety – OPEN

Finance (Carol) –

  • DRAFT Financial Policies & Procedures Adoption
  • DRAFT Bylaw* Updates
  • Status of 501c3
    • Rivermark Credit Union Bank Account
    • Fred Meyer Rewards Program forwarding
    • Mail forwarding PO Box 19543 Portland, OR 97280
    • FREE Technology Accounts Set Up
    • Brevity Account Set Up (EIN 86-1495132)

Equity and Inclusion (Erin) -

Parks (Suzanne) –

Transportation (Scott) –

NET (Jim C.) –

SWNI (Robert) –


8:05 pm Good of the Order

8:10 Adjourn

DRAFT Board Meeting Agenda
South Burlingame Neighborhood Association

7:00 pm Call meeting to order

7:03 pm Welcome Members and guests - establish a quorum
(12 current board members, 7 board members needed for quorum)

7:05 pm Approve the agenda for the meeting

7:07 pm Approve past meeting minutes (Board Members and Members Voting)

7:10 pm Committee Reports
Finance- (Carol)
Safety - OPEN
Equity and Inclusion- (Erin)
Schools - OPEN
Land Use- OPEN
Parks- (Suzanne)
Transportation- (Scott)
SWNI update- (Shannon)

7:45 pm New Business

7:50 pm Good of the Order

8:00 pm Adjourn

All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Materials on Google Drive


SBNA Racial Equity Policy 2020-09-10.pdf 

  SWNI Equity and Inclusion Committee Equity and Inclusion Best Practices:(PDF)

SWNI Equity and Inclusion Committee Racial Equity Policy:(PDF)

Historical Context of Racist Planning in Portland:

Racist Planning History
More on City of Portland website.


 Government policies at the time in 1947, such as those of the Federal Housing Administration, supported racist practices, blocking Black Americans and other people of color from the new suburbs and homeownership. The Supreme Court ruled in 1948 that house covenants with racial restrictions were “unenforceable” and unconstitutional, six years before the ruling on racial integration in Brown v. Board of Education.

South Burlingame Racist Covenants:

Declaration of C&R Amended Plat of So Bulingame.pdf 

"None but persons of the Caucasian race shall use, occupy or reside on any of said lots; provided, however that this restriction shall not be deemed to apply to domestic servants, chauffeurs, or employees of a Caucasian owner or tenant while so employed."

South Burlingame Racist Covenant


Sewer Repair Peoject presentation

South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project - Phase 2

View the City of Portland project website and sign up for email updates.


Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to
South Burlingame Neighborhood Association

Fred Meyer Community Rewards



You answered the call! Thank you!  GoFundMe was a great success...THANKS

After the City Council decided against Riverview Abbey’s Macadam Ridge development, Riverview Abbey appealed the decision to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). In December 2018, our attorney and the city attorney appeared before LUBA to defend the City Council decision. In January 2019, we again learned we had won.


WE won at LUBA  AND the appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals...

Portland City Council approved (vote 5-0)  SBNA's appeal on  Macadam Ridge decision. Our thanks go out to the Mayor, the City Council and all who care about the livability, sustainability, and safety of SW Portland. Thank you.

Council Vote (7 minutes): 

Council Discussion and vote (27 minutes):


How to be Involved in Your Neighborhood

South Burlingame Neighborhood Association is involved in many events. Some neighbors like to organize events like picnics and block parties. Others prefer to work around environmental issues, where neighbors participate in park cleanups and stream restorations, while other neighborhoods are involved in land use issues, carefully monitoring livability concerns. All activities make a difference and there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone, find out how you can get involved. Please contact our Chair.