The Portland Business Alliance might have declared transportation its biggest issue of the year. But if its Regional Business Plan is an indication of the organization’s agenda for the 2009 legislative session, the group also will be stepping up its efforts to reform land-use and education.
The report looked at issues pertaining to land-use, education and economic prosperity, in addition to transportation concerns. Members of the report’s steering committee measured the success of these issues by taking into account their social, environmental and economical benefits.
Scott Andrews, president of Melvin Mark Properties and the chairman of the report’s steering committee, said he hoped the report would explain what the state and local governments should focus on in the next year. [Read full article]
by Tyler Graf
DJC Oregon - June 9, 2008