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Advisory committee will focus on the industrial sanctuary and employment opportunities subarea, mixed use corridors and the Southern Triangle
The Southeast Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) process continues with the exploration of land use issues in the district. At their fourth meeting on February 6, the SAC will continue their discussion about land uses and where they should be located within the district. Building on the input from last month, the discussion will focus on the industrial sanctuary and employment opportunity subarea (EOS), mixed use corridors, and the Southern Triangle area. See the meeting packet for a more detailed agenda. The March SAC meeting will discuss additional land use issues, the river, open space and green systems.
Upcoming SAC meetings
SAC Meeting #4: Postponed Due to Weather; New Meeting Details To Be Announced”
Thursday, February 6, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Multnomah County Offices
501 SE Hawthorne, Room 315 (3rd Floor)
SAC Meeting #5
Thursday, March 6, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
All SAC meetings are open to the public and will include public comment periods. Meeting packets are posted approximately one week before meetings on the SAC Documents page.
Commission seeks youth member to fill vacancy
About the Planning and Sustainability Commission
Formed in 2010, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has specific responsibility for the stewardship, development and maintenance of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Climate Action Plan and Zoning Code.
The PSC includes 11 volunteer members with expertise in a range of areas. The commission’s main role is to advise City Council on Portland’s long-range goals, policies and programs for land use, planning and sustainability; they do so by holding public hearings and discussing issues and proposals. Their recommendations aim to create a more prosperous, educated, healthy, resilient and equitable city. As a group, they have a variety of viewpoints, and together they balance a variety of City goals.
Proposed Youth Position
To continue to increase the diversity of the PSC, one position will be filled by a younger community member. We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic about innovative urban solutions, new technologies, community building and efforts to make Portland a thriving, livable city for all.
The PSC reviews numerous long-range planning projects, and a youth perspective is especially important since today’s youth will be those inheriting our efforts. Engaging youth on the PSC provides a new perspective and opinion on issues that will help shape the future of the city.
Applicants should have a true personal interest and commitment to the work the PSC is responsible for overseeing. The position will have the same duties and responsibilities as all PSC members and is a voting position.
Typical time commitment includes two 3-hour monthly meetings, reading/preparation time prior to each meeting, as well as possible additional time on sub-committees.
Applicants for this position should:
To indicate your interest in serving on the Planning and Sustainability Commission please complete an application form and return it to the City's Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 1120 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland OR 97204. Please include a letter of recommendation from a personal or professional reference with your application. The PSC values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in this position to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by BPS and Mayor's office staff beginning in March 2014. A final selection and appointment will be made by the Mayor. Applications for those who apply that are not selected will be kept on file for two years for consideration when the position is again open or vacated.
Processing Portlanders’ comments and feedback on the Comprehensive Plan Update | Community Involvement Committee welcomes six new members | New advisory committees forming to guide early implementation projects
Urban Design Concept captures the work of planners and the community to make the river in the Central City a healthier, livelier place for all Portlanders
A first draft of a Willamette River Central Reach Urban Design Concept is available for public review and comment. The concept reflects public input previously received as part of the West Quadrant planning process and a Central Reach workshop held in December 2013.
The illustration will provide general policy guidance. Public comments received on this concept will be used by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability River Planning team to:
The Central Reach Urban Design Concept illustrates on-the-ground ideas for the future of the Central Reach. City staff, stakeholders and organizations, as well as the general public, can use to identify policies, actions and partnerships needed to realize community aspirations for the riverfront. Some ideas are not specifically mapped due to a lack of clarity on location; they may be included in a final draft of the design concept.
You can share your thoughts about the new concept and how to improve it by filling out the online feedback form. It should take 15-30 minutes of your time to review the design concept and respond to the questions depending on your interests. The comment period closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31.
BPS E-News, January 2014
The 2013-14 Fix-It Fair season is underway bringing money-saving, health-promoting, utility-conserving support to Portland residents.
Fix-It Fairs are free community events that feature more than 50 exhibitors, workshops, lunch and childcare. Fairgoers can expect to find resources for weatherization and energy conservation, garden and habitat maintenance, healthy eating, sound finances and more.
This Saturday you can visit a repair café at the Rosa Parks School Fix-It Fair on January 25, 2014. Repair cafés — also known as fix-it clinics or fixers collectives — are popping up all over Portland, and they bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have items that need repair. The focus for the Fix-it Fair will be only on small appliances and garments. Bring your curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude! There is no guarantee that all items can be repaired – you may need to find repair parts, do additional research or it may just not be feasible to repair some items – but you will leave with connections to a network of handy fixers.
Learn more about Portland Fix-It Fairs at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/fif, and attend the two remaining fairs this season: