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We won! city council decided to approve our appeal 5-0!


Thank you to each and every one of you for coming together to help. This was a huge undertaking and everyone played a role in our success. We hired a phenomenal attorney towards the end, to bolster our presentation to City Council, and you can see her in action in the videos below. We are fundraising to cover our costs for her; please consider even a small donation. You can donate at www.gofundme.com/macadamridge or

Mail a check to:

Southwest Neighborhoods Inc

SBNA Land Use Fund (make check payable to)

7688 SW Capitol Highway

Portland, OR 97219

watch the entire 2 1/2 hour proceeding below:

South Burlingame neighbors begin presenting at 43:29.

watch the city council decision below:

next steps:

Stay tuned as we learn if Riverview Abbey will be appealing the decision to the Land Use Hearings Board or applying for a new application. We will stay united and diligent in our efforts to hold them to City Code, respect the value of the entire Environmental Conservation Overlay while respecting the safety of current and future neighbors in regard to Traffic and the Landslide hazard.


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