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City Council will Vote on Citywide Tree Project Wednesday April 13th

On Wednesday, April 6th, the Portland City Council approved amendments to the Citywide Tree Project Recommended Draft (December 2010), and passed the project to a second reading and potential final vote next Wednesday April 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

During the April 6th hearing, Council considered a number of amendments to the proposed tree code and zoning code revisions. In addition, Commissioner Fritz introduced two clarifying amendments relating to implementation directives. Commissioner Fish also introduced three amendments addressing the private tree removal permit system. After hearing public testimony, the council voted to send the substitute ordinances as amended to second reading.

City Council hears amendments to Tree Project proposal Wednesday April 6

On Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. the Portland City Council will vote on specific amendments to the Citywide Tree Project Recommended Draft (dated December 2010)including changes to proposed code, and will decide whether to forward the revised project proposal on to a second reading.

Email your comments to the City Council at: Karla.Moore-Love@portlandoregon.gov

Testify at the City Council hearing - Council Chambers at City Hall (1221 SW Fourth Avenue). Metered and pay parking is available in the vicinity. For transit info call TriMet at 503-238-7433 or check their Internet site at http://www.trimet.org/schedule for routes and schedules.

Write to City Council. Send written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW Fourth 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.

Save the Date and RSVP for West Hayden Island Tours

The city will be leading two public tours of the island on May 7th and June 4th.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be leading two public tours of West Hayden Island to provide the public a chance to see the island and learn more about the planning project in preparation for the concept planning process later this summer. 

The tour on Saturday May 7th will be a van tour of the island. Space is limited to 25 people. Click here to find out more information about this van tour, registering and deadlines.

The tour on Saturday June 4th will be a walking tour. Two options of differing lengths will be offered. These tours will also have a limited number of attendees. Click here to find out more information about the walking tours, registering and deadlines.

Tours on both dates will begin at the end of Hayden Island Drive, and will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. (Registration at 9:45 a.m.)

CC2035 Events - Civic and Cultural Life Symposium #1

The CC2035 Symposium Series continues with a look at Civic and Cultural Life in the Central City.

The Central City 2035 (CC2035) Symposium Series continues in the month of April with three new sessions focused on Civic and Cultural Life and Public Safety. At the upcoming symposium on April 8th, the vitality of the Central City's arts, culture and civic life will be discussed in-depth by a panel of experts in an effort to help guide CC2035. During the meeting the public can offer ideas and learn more about the topic.

The benefits of a strong cultural and civic life are numerous; increasing tourism, improving the local retail economy and raising educational performance in students. In addition to these, it helps make the Central City a more livable and attractive place that people flock to in order to live, work and shop.

With a diversity of popular destinations the Central City is the rich cultural hub of Portland that attracts visitors from all over the region. There is a great opportunity to improve its artistic and cultural vibrancy to further its role as a regional and national destination. On April 8th, and at a second meeting scheduled for April 28th, the symposiums are chances to learn and provide input about how CC2035 can help the central core of Portland continue to flourish culturally.

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.

Coming Soon: Freeway/Local Transportation Interface Charrette

If Portlanders have experienced traffic in the city, it's quite likely around the Rose Quarter -- either on I-5 or on the many serpentine streets surrounding the interchange at the coliseum. Now the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation are tackling the transportation issues there during a three-day charrette (or workshop).

Come learn about the underlying issues and be a part of the solution.

The charrette will be held April 11 - 13 and will start the process of developing preliminary concepts for improvements to the I-5 freeway corridor within the planning area. It will also look at how the freeway interfaces with the local transportation system, including ramp and bridge design and impacts on the circulation system. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the charrette at three different sessions:

  • April 11, 5-8:30 pm, Opening session

  • April 12, noon to 1 pm, Check-in session to review preliminary work

  • April 13, 5-7 pm, Closing session to review and discuss charrette products

See the calendar for locations. More information about each session is also available in the charrette agenda.

Questions or comments? Email the project team at NNEQuadrant@portlandoregon.gov. We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!