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Portland’s diverse communities can learn about the City’s plan for growth over the next 25 years
Portland is growing, and the City expects another 250,000 people by 2035. Many of these new residents will be from other cultures and countries.
The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan for Portland’s growth and development over the next 25 years. Guided by the Portland Plan, it will help ensure that Portland becomes more prosperous, healthy, educated, equitable and resilient for all Portlanders. So it’s important to reach as many community members as possible to create this plan, including those whose first language is not English.
The Mini Companion Guide provides a summary of the goals and directions in the plan, as well as an introduction to the new online “Map App” and the Citywide Systems Plan.
The Map App allows the public to see the same maps and information that City staff do from the comfort of their own home or favorite coffee shop. It comes with the Google Translator, featuring instant translation into dozens of languages from around the world. With the tool, viewers can see different map layers, such as “public transit,” “parks” and “communities of color.” Viewers can combine layers to create their own maps and share their ideas via email, Facebook and Twitter. They can also comment directly on the maps and view the comments of others.
The Mini Companion Guide is available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese (click on the images below to view the entire document). Don’t miss this chance to shape the future of Portland. Make sure the Comprehensive Plan reflects the population of our growing and changing city by sharing the “Mini” with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
Use your turkey bones to make stock, and get creative with leftovers
Doesn't everyone like leftovers this time of year? Creative uses for Thanksgiving leftovers helps avoid food waste and provides a better use for the food you bought and prepared for others. Hopefully you have planned the size of your meal to fit your guest list, your guests eat a full meal and they take home leftovers in reusable containers to enjoy another time. (Tools to help you plan your meal and reduce food waste are compiled in Food: Too Good to Waste.)
But what to do with the rest?
To get the most from your bird, make stock with the bones before you compost it. It's easier than you think. Adding water, carrots, onions, celery and perhaps some favorite herbs and spices or even white wine, you can create flavorful stock to freeze for future winter cooking.
And when you have gotten everything out of your meal, add the turkey bones or any food that’s left to your green Portland Composts! roll cart. To contain messier food scraps, you can line your kitchen compost container with newspapers, a paper bag or approved compostable bags.
Is it food? It's compostable!
Find more residential composting tips and information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/foodscraps.
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Sign up for free email reminders and a chance to win a $100 credit on your garbage bill at www.garbagedayreminders.com.
Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.
Mark your calendars for some or all of the offerings at this two-day event focused on the river in the Central City
We hope you can join staff and other community members in lively conversations about the future of the Willamette River in the Central City area. Come to one or more of the sessions on December 4 and 5 or drop in at one of the designated times to share your thoughts for a successful riverfront area in the heart of Portland.
Willamette River Central Reach Workshop
December 4–5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 7A
|December 4||7:30–9:30 a.m.||Robust River Economy Topic Discussion
Exploring how and where to support and enhance existing and future in-water and rivers-edge businesses
|10–11:30 a.m.||Public drop-in Time|
Healthy River Topic Discussion
Exploring the integration of habitat restoration with uses, including recreation, boating and development
|1:30–2 p.m.||Public drop-in Time|
|4–5 p.m.||Public drop-in Time|
|5–8 p.m.||Vibrant Riverfront Districts Topic Discussion
Exploring ways to enliven the riverfront through connections/access, culture/history, attractions and open spaces, and nearby development
|December 5||4–5 p.m.||Open House to Showcase Workshop Materials from December 4|
|5–7 p.m.||Facilitated Conversation Integrating All Topics|
Light refreshments will be served at all events.
For more information on the CRWG and the December 4 and 5 Willamette River Central Reach Workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.823.6946.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-7700 with such requests.
Portlanders wanting to help create well-designed, viable, and convenient mixed-use and commercial development in Portland’s neighborhoods should apply by December 6 at 5 p.m.
Are you interested in helping create well-designed, viable, and convenient mixed-use and commercial development in Portland’s neighborhoods? If so, the City of Portland invites you to learn more about the upcoming Comprehensive Plan Mixed-Use Zoning Project and consider applying to serve on the project advisory committee: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468116
Healthy connected neighborhoods — where services are conveniently concentrated, good transit options offer connections to employment, and a variety of housing types are available — are vital to our city’s livability. Growth expected over the next 25 years can strengthen our existing neighborhoods and create more healthy connected neighborhoods, expanding access to commercial amenities and other services to more Portlanders. In order to do that, the City is working to foster a number of “centers” and “corridors” throughout the city that support these services through mixed-use (commercial, residential, employment) development.
Portlanders from all parts of the city who live in or near a mixed-use area, or build and do business in mixed-use and commercial zones, are invited to apply for the Comprehensive Plan Mixed Use Zoning Project Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development for the next 25 years. Advisory committee members will consider current development outcomes and areas for improvement, provide guidance and feedback on development and design approaches, and help create changes to the zoning code. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will work to ensure diversity on the committee by seeking to include field experts, neighborhood representatives, business and institutional interests, persons with disabilities, communities of color, and representatives from other interest groups.
Apply online: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63624
Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013, 5 p.m.
Community discussions on commercial boating, recreation, transportation, river health and riverfront districts on, in and around the Willamette River in the Central City
What’s not to love about the Willamette River, especially in the Central City? Now you can help ensure it continues to be a community treasure for years to come. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites you to a two-day open workshop on December 4 and 5 to build on work that has already been done and discuss questions such as:
Central Reach Workshop
December 4-5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th floor
Day One: Early morning, mid-day and late-afternoon public discussions, along with drop-in times between sessions, on:
Day Two: Late afternoon open house and evening facilitated public conversation integrating all river-related topics. For those new to Central City planning, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the CC2035 projects and planning processes.
Agenda and discussion questions will be posted on this blog prior to the workshop.
This event kicks-off the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s forming of a Central Reach Working Group (CRWG) to update the Willamette Greenway Plan for the Central Reach of the Willamette River, along with the update of the Central City Plan. The Central City 2035 (CC2035) plan is being developed by quadrant: the North/Northeast Quadrant Plan is complete, and the West Quadrant Plan and the Southeast Quadrant Plan are currently under development. These three quadrant plans — and the update of the Willamette Greenway Plan — will be incorporated into an overarching plan for the future of Central City. To learn more about CC2035, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035.
This open-membership group will convene periodically for river-focused discussions, which will holistically consider the river across quadrants and subdistricts, and provide suggestions that inform the larger CC2035 planning efforts, including updates to the Willamette Greenway Plan and code.
Anyone (including property owners) who are interested and have expertise in the following topics are especially encouraged to participate in the CRWG:
For more information on the CRWG and the December 4-5 workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at Debbie.Bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946.