The PEG will focus on review and discussion of the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft
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.
The PEG will provide feedback to staff on the first Comprehensive Plan workshop, learn about the growth scenarios report, and compare and contrast industrial land and watershed health policies.
Six more workshops throughout the city give people a chance to discuss Portland’s long-range plan for the future
About 50 people attended last week’s Comprehensive Plan Update workshop in Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village, where they learned about proposed goals and policies for transportation, housing, urban design, economic development and the environment, among others. Breakout sessions allowed participants to give feedback on how to spend our limited infrastructure dollars, where population and employment growth should go, how to accommodate industry and environmentally sensitive areas, and what Portland’s future neighborhoods and business districts should look like.
The Infrastructure Investments breakout session allowed participants to spend a hypothetical $100 among five areas – both before and after a group discussion.
More Workshops Ahead
If you missed the Southwest workshop or you’re waiting for one closer to home, here are six more opportunities to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update – including one tonight in North Portland:
Portlanders can also fill out a survey at the workshops or online. Give us your advice on five sticky policy issues in the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft.
With your feedback on the Working Draft Part 1, the Comprehensive Plan Update team will revise the goals and policies and develop draft maps and a capital project list to share with the public in the fall.
Printable version of the January 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update E-News
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