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Your advice needed: take the Policy Survey

Take the Policy Survey for the Working Draft Part 1 of the Comprehensive Plan Update

We are looking for your help as we work through sticky policy issues in the Working Draft Part 1. Fill out the survey to give us your advice on: 

  • Prioritizing how limited dollars are spent on infrastructure.
  • Making room for industrial jobs while improving and protecting the environment.
  • Reducing household transportation and housing costs.
  • Mitigating neighborhood displacement and change.
  • Integrating the natural and built environments, reconnecting habitat and improving access to nature.

Your answers will help refine and amend many of the goals and policies in the Working Draft Part 1 of the Comprehensive Plan. It will also inform next steps, including developing a map, a list of significant projects and implementation measures, like Zoning Code updates.

The survey will close on May 1, 2013. Please keep an eye out for future surveys, workshops and events where you can help define how the Comprehensive Plan addresses these and many other important topics.

PSC News: February 12, 2013 meeting recap and documents

PSC Officer vote — decision; Brownfields study — briefing; Scenarios Report — briefing; West Hayden Island Draft Plan — work session on tribal and environmental components

Agenda:

  • PSC Officer vote decision
  • Brownfields study briefing
  • Scenarios Report briefing
  • West Hayden Island Draft Plan work session

Meeting files:

An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.

BPS changes Planning and Sustainability Commission work session calendar for WHI

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has completed two work sessions on WHI, discussing environmental impacts, and community health and transportation concerns. The PSC has requested additional time to discuss a number of topics from these initial work sessions. This will occur on Feb. 26, 2013. The topics to be discussed include: the proposed truck cap; open space ownership; the timing of the proposed manufactured home park fund; the Port’s proposed sustainability policy; and floodplain mitigation. 

On March 26, the PSC will have the final work session to discuss economics and finance. Staff will release a new draft plan and IGA in early April, with hearings at the PSC moving to May.

The updates to the WHI schedule look like this:

  • Feb. 26, 6 - 9 p.m.: Continued work session and recommendations for environmental, community health and transportation (topics noted above)
  • March 26, 6 - 9 p.m.: Final work session (economics and finances)
  • April 5: New draft plan released
  • April 9: PSC Briefing on draft plan
  • PSC hearing and recommendations: May – Specific date(s) and time(s) TBD

Please check the PSC calendar for meeting agendas and times for WHI discussions.

Recommended Historic Resources Code Amendments Now Available

With the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s recommendation, the Historic Resource Code Improvement Project moves on to City Council.

The recommended code amendments will be considered by City Council at a public hearing on Feb. 27, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall (1221 SW 4th Ave). Your comments are appreciated in person or via:

Email: karla.moore-love@portlandoregon.gov
Fax: (503) 823-4571 (attn Council Clerk)
Mail: 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204.

Read the Recommended Historic Resources Code Amendments
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/433949

The goal of the Historic Resources Code Improvement Project is to streamline the regulatory process around historic resource review. The project team has been looking at ways to create a quicker, easier-to-understand and more predictable review process for projects with minor impacts on historic resources, as well as clarifying code definitions and other code clean-up measures.

On Jan. 22, 2013, the Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing to consider the Proposed Historic Resources Code Improvement Project Zoning Code Amendments and voted to forward a package of recommended Zoning Code Amendments to City Council.

What happens next?

The code amendments will be effective 37 days after the final City Council hearing. The code amendments may also allow the Bureau of Development Services to reduce historic review fees for smaller projects in the near future.

For more information about the project and how to get involved, please visit the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/58976 or call (503) 823-5869.