The eight Policy Expert Groups (PEGs) for the Comprehensive Plan Update began meeting on June 18, and their meeting notes are now available. The June meetings focused on providing the PEG members with an introduction to the project, each other and the issues they’ll be discussing in the coming months. During this phase of the project, the PEGs are helping staff address major themes from the Portland Plan and tasks required by the Periodic Review Work Program. Each PEG is focusing on one of the following topic areas:
2.Education and Youth Success
4.Residential Development and Compatibility
8.Watershed Health and Environment
The Comprehensive Plan Update website is already quite robust, with a project overview, lots of content for each PEG, news and updates, and an extensive library of documents. By consulting the meetings and events calendar, the public can easily see when each PEG is meeting and what is on the agenda. Many of the PEGs have scheduled their meetings out for several months, so it’s easy to plan ahead. The public is invited to attend any of the PEG meetings, and time is held at the end of each meeting for public comment.
Highlights from the previous month’s meetings, feature stories on a PEG or an emerging issue and information about how to stay involved will be included in a monthly online and print newsletter. So stay tuned! There’s lots more to come, and we’re working to make the information about the project as accessible as possible, including providing information in large print and offering interpretation and translation services.