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The City has appointed a Community Involvement Committee (CIC) to ensure open and meaningful opportunities for community participation in the Comprehensive Plan update. The Community Involvement Committee is responsible for defining criteria and principles for engaging Portlanders in a public involvement process, identifying benchmarks and timelines to measure success, and serving as “guardians” of the process to make sure that criteria and principles continue to be adhered to throughout the development of the Plan.
The Community Involvement Committee was first appointed to serve as the “eyes and ears” of Portland’s many and diverse communities during the development of the Portland Plan, ensuring that the perspectives of ALL Portlanders were reflected in the plan. The CIC now serves in a similar capacity for the update of the Comprehensive Plan.
Overseeing public involvement for the Comprehensive Plan Update
Through extensive public engagement, Portlanders reviewed this research, helped refine the facts, submitted hundreds of detailed comments and ranked their top priorities.
Portlanders reviewed and commented on draft goals for the nine action areas online, at workshops and in surveys.
At fairs and community meetings, Portlanders shared their big ideas for building integrated strategies.
During public hearings and work sessions, the Planning and Sustainability Commission reviewed the Proposed Draft, responded to public comment and directed staff to make revisions. The PSC presented a new draft; unanimously adopted by City Council.