Take the Survey

Okay, here is your chance to share with us your thoughts and vision for Lents. The goal of the survey is to get real opinions and thoughts from the Lents neighborhood in order to build a better community. We will publish the results from all the information gathered, providing a handy resource to anyone looking to get involved in Lents. Any personal information will be excluded from results.

The survey should take 4-5 minutes and once completed redirect you to our pledge page, where you have the opportunity to get involved.

 

  9 comments for “Take the Survey

  1. Etta Tucker
    July 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm

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  2. sharon neyman
    July 6, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I went through this same survey and meetings years ago to improve lents, you have paved some streets made a nice area on foster and 92nd which you plan to tear up again. I will never vote for this again. I was a member of trillium artisans when it was in lents, helped to establish it, when self sustaining it moved to the pearl. We in lents and other areas are the oyster that produced the pearl.

  3. July 14, 2016 at 12:08 am

    I plan to reduce the unsightly on MORE than one level. Take it how you choose. I surrender to the power of the crushing love untill the beauty that is in me isn’t covered up. – That Guy

  4. Sharon
    July 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

    When I first moved to Lents 23 years ago, I received in the mail a drawing of a proposed “future Lents”. It was very attractive, with sidewalk umbrella-tables and lots of flowers and greenery etc. I showed it to my sister and she said that it wouldn’t ever happen in my lifetime. I just laughed at her. I’m 80 years old now and still waiting. I think my sister is having the last laugh! At first, I attended a lot of the monthly Lents Neighborhood meetings. They often had speakers who had plans on how to “fix” Lents. But, over time, I wasn’t seeing much change in Lents — just a change of invited speakers at the Lents Neighborhood meetings. So I started going to the meetings less and less, and now I don’t go at all. Lents has definitely had some positive improvements over the years — but it’s been too little and too late.

  5. Veronica Coolie
    July 31, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    The families of Lents need to feel safe in their own homes. Children must be safe playing in their own neighborhoods, without the very real threat of witnessing violence or crime, or becoming victims of indirect violence due to needle-stick injury and potential bloodborne illness.

    Homelessness and crime are two different things. We can be against crime/violence/drugs/prostitution and concurrently be supportive of finding care and resources for the homeless that truly seek help. The homeless who choose instead to pervert and desecrate our neighborhood and community without any care or consequence can’t be tolerated.

    It baffles me that the citizens who live here have to even point out that our rights to a safe and clean community matter. I am dumbfounded by the fact that the rights of those who choose to destroy their surroundings and the safety and property of others are given a higher precedence than the lives of the families who work hard to take good care of Lents. It’s become a surreal horror show.

    I am a graduate prepared nurse who works in a hospital setting that directly cares for those with mental illness, many of whom are homeless. I understand the challenges of this vulnerable population. I agree that there needs to be compassion, and there needs to be an increase of supportive services/resources. However, I would never in a million years expect anyone to argue for the rights of those desecrating our community over the rights of the hardworking families and children who live and contribute positively to this community. Yet, I am witnessing this very thing, daily, to the point of absurdity. Please help me understand on a professional, and also on an intimately human level, how this scenario continues to be possible?

  6. Thomas Schellberg
    August 2, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Please fix your survey. I spent a half hour tryin g to answer it, and modify responses, and it won’t work. I will get involved, if you give me a chance

  7. Nicole
    August 9, 2016 at 4:59 am

    A livable Lents would indeed include a variety of factors mentioned on this site, but currently we have a very real crisis happening on the Springwater Corridor and on the streets where unhoused residents are dealing drugs, fencing stolen property, and destroying our natural spaces. No community planning can be successful while citizens live in constant fear for their health, property, and safety. Veronica Coolie says it very well: “It baffles me that the citizens who live here have to even point out that our rights to a safe and clean community matter. I am dumbfounded by the fact that the rights of those who choose to destroy their surroundings and the safety and property of others are given a higher precedence than the lives of the families who work hard to take good care of Lents. ” Please help the citizens of Lents. We need enforcement of existing laws and the support of law enforcement, which our current administration has been unwilling and unable to provide.

  8. December 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    It amazes me the dates on the comments above. It truly appears that everyone in Lents has given up the fight. It is now December and we have seen very little improvement. Yes they have come through and swept the Springwater Corridor (which now they are moving back into) and moved the campsites off the sidewalk (which now they have just moved to another sidewalk). Does the City not see a pattern here? Provide a permanent place for these folks to go. Not a shelter that kicks them back out on the street at 6:00 am, but a place they can stay until they get back on their feet. And if they don’t wish to work towards that end goal figure out some other way to address this issue. Shuffling them around our streets and protected wetlands is NOT working!

    • Stacie Walen
      December 26, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      I agree with the Lents area campsite concerns it has gotten exponentially worse over the last few years. There is a City of Portland site where we can voice your concerns. Maybe is enough of us get together and send our pictures and comments of these problem areas, the City will start listening and finally do something.

      https://www.portlandoregon.gov/27447

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