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Help shape Portland’s future at a Portland Plan Fair

BPS E-News Issue 10

Springtime is close, and we’re ringing in the warmer season with a series of family-friendly Portland Plan Fairs. Featuring food, music, performances, games, prizes, booths and exhibitors — and even exotic animals (at the Zoo) — the fairs offer something for everyone.

The Portland Plan provides an opportunity for Portlanders to help define community priorities, guide investments and set the course for the city for the next 25 years. The plan is a multi-year, citywide project to create a strategic plan with short-term actions as well as a long-range plan for the physical, economic, social, cultural and environmental development of the city.
At the Portland Plan Fairs, we’ll be rolling out draft strategies around issues that Portlanders have indicated are their most important priorities: equity, education, economic prosperity and affordability, and healthy connected neighborhoods.

Developed with the community, these integrated strategies combine long-range policies with short-term actions to help get us started on achieving our goal of a thriving and sustainable city, with opportunity for all.

You may have read about the strategies in the latest issue of the Curbsider or at Now you can take advantage of another opportunity to learn more and provide feedback on this citywide plan for Portland’s future.
Colored Pencils Art Collective will give four performances at each event. Free childcare will be provided at all locations.
West Portland    
Sunday, March 6

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road
TriMet #63, MAX Red + Blue

North Portland
Thursday, March 10

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
De La Salle North Catholic High School
7528 N Fenwick Avenue
TriMet #4, #6, #75; MAX Yellow
En Español, también!

East Portland
Saturday, March 12

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan Street
TriMet #15, #19; MAX Green + Blue

Come share your ideas about how to get to the future we want! For more information, call 503-823-2041.

Central City 2035 Events – Symposium Series Update

Check out information about previous and upcoming symposiums in the Central City 2035 Symposium Series.

After six successful symposiums, Central City 2035 (CC2035) continues its series of issue-specific discussions (symposiums) in March 2011. With these symposiums, you have a chance to learn about and contribute to the future of Portland's Central City.

The two next opportunities to learn more about Portland's Central City include Mobility and Economic Vitality. The symposiums will feature discussion among stakeholders and experts on critical questions regarding these topics in the Central City. The CC2035 Advisory Group will integrate the results of the symposiums into a draft concept plan.

These topics are just two of the integrated themes under discussion about the Central City. Materials from previous and upcoming symposiums (when available) can be found in the Current Documents section of the website.

The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

City Council and Port of Portland hold joint meeting on Airport Futures project

Public invited to comment on Airport Futures, an integrated long-range plan for the airport and its neighbors

The future of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region's airport will be considered at a historic joint meeting and public hearing of the Portland City Council and the Port of Portland on March 16.

The Airport Futures project is a collaborative effort between the City, the Port and the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan community to create an integrated, long-range development plan for the airport, its neighbors and environs. The three-year planning process was guided by a 30-member planning advisory group, with input from other airport stakeholders. The process included 87 planning advisory group and subcommittee meetings, and 131 stakeholder meetings, where tough issues around noise, natural resources and transportation were resolved successfully.

The planning advisory group unanimously recommends that the:
• Port Commission accept the PDX Master Plan update and direct staff to submit the Airport Layout Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for final review and acceptance.
• Portland City Council adopt the City Land Use Plan for the airport and environs.
• Port Commission, Portland City Council and Vancouver City Council sign an intergovernmental agreement establishing an ongoing PDX community advisory committee.
• Port Commission and Portland City Council sign two intergovernmental agreements identifying transportation mitigation, natural resource mitigation and enhancement, a follow-on noise work group action plan, and sustainability guiding principles and goals to guide the work of the Port, City and the PDX community advisory committee.
• Port Commission and Portland City Council accept the 14 additional planning advisory group recommendations.

The March 16 meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Port's new headquarters, located on top of the long-term parking garage at Portland International Airport, 7200 N.E. Airport Way. The meeting is in the Chinook Room on the eighth floor.

Have Your Say

The Portland City Council is currently accepting testimony on the recommended plan. Instructions for submitting testimony are provided below. 

  • Email your comments to the City Council at:
  • Testify at the joint hearing on March 16 at 6 p.m. (see details above).
  • Write to City Council. Send written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204, or FAX comments to 503-823-4571. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.

If you have any questions or would like paper copies or CDs of the recommendation please call 503-823-5869.

Copies of the planning advisory group’s final report, executive summary and other planning documents are available at Follow-up meetings of the Port Commission and Portland City Council for possible adoption of the final products will be scheduled at the March 16 meeting.
The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.