Re: 3-5pm Weds, join/testify at AHFE Coordinating Board monthly mtg


Tim McCormick
 

Barb,
this comment is inappropriate and a false accusation:

> "I am the one you told last month you don't know me, so my answers don't count." 

I believe you are referring to the last A Home For Everyone, Safety Off the Streets Workgroup meeting, on May 18th.

I certainly did not -- and would not -- say what you allege; it was a comment *you* made, after I asked the group moderator to try to follow up on or route, generally, any questions asked during the meeting, in saying which I in no way made or intended any reference to you, as I clarified during the meeting. I have a recording of the full meeting, so could demonstrate this to anyone interested.

I am sorry and puzzled why you seem to have and voice such a view of me. I am not aware of having ever done anything of harm to you, or you or anyone on your behalf ever communicating any concern to me, and as far as I know I have never met you. I invited you, after your comments in the last meeting, to contact me, and gave you several avenues at which to do so, but didn't hear from you.

By making a false and unsubstantiated accusation, your posting violates this group's policy, particularly because directed at a self-identified, presently houseless person. As a result, as moderator of this group, I have switched your account to require moderator approval of posts from now on, and ask you not to attempt joining or posting to this group via a different account, which would also directly violate group policy. 

 I really do not wish to, and have very little time and internet access available to me, for dealing with and responding to any inappropriate or harmful activity in this group. It would quickly lead to needing to shut off open posting to this list -- which I would greatly regret, as for me a key purpose of this forum is offering and assuring an open platform and direct voice to marginalized, typically unvoiced community members.

I ask that you and all group members respect guidelines of being respectful to all group members, and avoiding any false  and particularly any potentially libelous statements. 
regards, Tim.


On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 2:53 PM Barb Rainish <whatisright88@...> wrote:
Hi Tim, thank you for posting this. Thank you for running PDXshelterforum. 

I have been around AHFE for several years. Mostly at coordinating board and SOS workgroup meetings.

I am the one you told last month you don't know me, so my answers don't count.
Feel free to reach out to me.

Barb. Rainish
Freelance advocate
Peer support specialist (PSS)

On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 2:21 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

general or on-agenda-item public comment is open at start, up to two minutes for 5 speakers, and possible additional comment time at end.


This is a top opportunity to be heard on Portland/Multnomah County homelessness issues. Speak now and tune in (or watch later) or.. well, most alternatives are likely less useful or impactful. This meeting is also recorded and later made available on YouTube, which adds to the value of getting your points on record here. 


HOW TO CONNECT:  use Zoom link

https://multco-us.zoom.us/j/95397406941?pwd=ZVg0RFNKcEpOSXlTMUdGSThyLzVadz09


In general, for future meetings:

1) go to http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board

2) scroll down to "Meeting Materials"

3) under current meeting date, click on "meeting agenda" 

4) click on underlined link in text: "Follow this link to view the meeting as a member of the public from your computer or the Zoom mobile app." 


July 7 agenda: 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/566631e8c21b864679fff4de/t/60df964ab960ab067c40007b/1625265769756/CB_Agenda_20210707.pdf


10 min

Welcome & Introductions

Board Co-Chairs

Informational

10 min

Open for Public Comment: Up to five people, two minute limit per person.

All

Discussion

5 min

Group Agreements

 All

Informational

20 min

Emergency Housing Vouchers

 Bill Boyd

Informational, Decision

25 min

Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Implementation Update

Cristal Otero, Marc Jolin

Informational, Discussion

30 min

Eviction Prevention & Rent Assistance Briefing

Marc Jolin and DCHS Staff

Informational, Discussion

10 min

Additional Public Comment

All

Discussion

10 min

General Updates & Announcements

All

Informational


HOW TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT

Starting with the April 7 meeting, "Members of the public will not be able to participate directly outside of public comments, but will be able to hear and see meeting participants and shared materials. The meeting will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start time.


"Attendees may submit comment in writing to AHFE@... to be read aloud by Joint Office Staff, or provide their comment verbally. Time allotted for public comments is up to five people, two minute limit per person. An additional period for public comment has been added at the end of the agenda." 


[formerly, public participants could use the Zoom chat channel to comment, ask questions, discuss, or add notes. For spoken Public Comment, it is not quite clear how speaking slots are now requested or assigned - try emailing AHFE@...?]. 


BACKGROUND

A Home For Everyone is Multnomah County's homelessness policy coordinating body and Federally-recognized Continuum of Care. See: http://ahomeforeveryone.net/. It has a Coordinating board that reports to a smaller Executive Board. 


See http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board for Board members, Agendas, meeting materials (posted some time before meeting, like day of), recordings (posted usually within week after meeting) 

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