VICTORY! City Council said YES to Mobile Home Zoning

City Council voted 5-0 on August 22nd to adopt the manufactured housing park zoning ordinance! Thank you for your support throughout this campaign. The testimony and turnout at the public hearings and written testimony to the PSC and City Council were decisive. The new zoning went into effect immediately, and is already helping to protect 56 mobile home … Read More >

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10 Tips for Preparing for Emergency

With increasing climate disasters and exposure to industry hazards, emergency scenarios are becoming a recurring reality. The five-alarm fire at a scrapyard in Cully last March was a grave reminder that low-income and people of color communities face these disasters more often, due to disproportionate exposure to hazards from the natural and built environments, like … Read More >

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Cully Park Grand Opening: Celebrating Years of Community Leadership

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Cully Park on Saturday, June 30th, from 11–4 p.m.! The event will feature live performances from groups like Dina y Los Rumberos, Native American drumming and storytelling, youth nature activities led by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, soccer clinics and more! The event is free, family-friendly and open to … Read More >

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Celebrate Juneteeth with the Black Community in Cully!

Come Celebrate Juneteenth weekend at an event by and for the Black Community in the Cully neighborhood! On Friday, June 15th from 4-7pm at Khunamokwst Park, let’s build community unity with a meet and greet, snacks, games and crafts (RSVP on Facebook here)! This event is organized by ShaToyia Bentley, Living Cully’s new organizer for … Read More >

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Community Spotlight: Annette Pronk, Insights on Building Resilient Communities

What does a resilient community look like? Living Cully has been re-asking this question in the wake of the five-alarm scrapyard fire that affected our neighborhood in March. We turned to Annette Pronk, a Cully neighbor who has taken Neighborhood Emergency Team training, to seek her experience in building community and preparing for disaster. “Community … Read More >

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Northeast Emergency Food Program Bring the Pantry to the People

The Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP), a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, believes in a future where people have consistent access to nutritionally adequate and culturally appropriate food. They have worked for more than 30 years to meet families’ emergency and longstanding food and clothing needs through community building and regular pantry hours. However, … Read More >

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Cully Community Members Respond to Scrapyard Fire

Update 5/1/2018: To read agency responses to community questions, click here. Join us 5/3 at 5:30 at Living Cully Plaza to hear responses and take action to prevent future emergency events! On March 20th, 2018, over 100 community members gathered at Living Cully Plaza to share their concerns and questions about the scrapyard fire that … Read More >

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