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Public Hearing for West Hayden Island Draws Large Crowd

On May 7, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on the West Hayden Island (WHI) Amended Draft Plan. More than 150 people attended, with over 70 people providing oral or written testimony, including sovereign nation tribal representatives and former members of the project advisory committee. The hearing lasted four hours; the Commission closed the public hearing at 9 p.m. once all testifiers had a chance to speak. Because all oral testimony was completed at the meeting, there will not be a PSC meeting or continued hearing on May 14. 

Although the WHI oral hearing is closed, the Commission will keep the written record open until May 14 at 5 p.m. Written testimony must be received by 5 p.m. on May 14 to be considered for the record. You may submit testimony by emailing psc@portlandoregon.gov or by mailing a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201.

Summary of key dates:

  • May 14: CANCELLED (continuation of WHI hearing/work session). However, written testimony will be taken through 5 p.m. on this date.
  • May 28 at 6 p.m.: The PSC will hold an evening work session to discuss potential amendments to the draft plan. No public testimony will be taken. Please check the PSC calendar one week prior to the event for the exact time of the WHI discussion.