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Change in Timeline for WHI Health Analysis

Research, literature review and recommendations to be released in the next few weeks

A team of health experts, which includes staff from Multnomah County Health Department, Upstream Public Health and Oregon Public Health Institute, is preparing a health analysis of potential impacts on the community as a result of a possible future marine terminal development on West Hayden Island. The first part of the document (literature review and analysis) was to be released today.

The Health Department has requested additional time to complete the health analysis and present the entire document (literature review, analysis and recommendations). “Multnomah County Health Department wants to ensure this report presents the technical information in a way that adds value and makes sense to experts as well as the general public,” said Multnomah County’s Health Officer Dr. Gary Oxman. The City agrees with the health expert team that additional time is warranted.

A revised timeline for the release of the health analysis as well as meetings with the WHI Advisory Committee and open houses for the public will be posted online next week.

The recently adopted Portland Plan stated the City's intention to incorporate public health considerations into its land use planning work. This report will be an example of how that element of the Portland Plan can be implemented.

West Hayden Island - New Timelines and Dates

Note that many project dates have changed

Since the release of the Proposed Draft on August 14th, staff have been working on providing additional information and opportunities for outreach.  Several changes to our timeline have been made in recent days due to the need to provide time to complete some of these tasks.

Please note the following changes to the schedule.  Additional information can be provided within the WHI Calendar:


September 28: Advisory Committee Work Session on Health - moved to Oct. 22 (Natural Resource session to be held on 9/28 - see below)

October 1: Open House at the Portland Expo Center - moved to Nov. 7

October 2: Final Advisory Committee Meeting - moved to Nov. 9

October 9: Planning and Sustainability Briefing - moved to October 23

October 23: Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) Hearing - moved to November 15


September 28, 8:30-12 noon: Advisory Committee Worksession on Natural Resources

October 22, 12:30-4:30p.m.: Advisory Committee Worksession on Health Analysis

October 23, 6p.m.: PSC Briefing on Proposed Draft Plan

November 7, 6-9:00p.m.: Open House for Proposed Draft - updated information

November 9, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.: Advisory Committee Final Meeting

November 13, 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.: PSC Briefing on Final Health Analysis Report

November 15, 5:30-9:00p.m.: PSC Hearing on Proposed Draft w/ public testimony taken

November 27, 6:00p.m.: PSC Hearing (contd) and Work Session