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Recap: October 6 City Council Hearing on Recommended Early Implementation Package

Last Thursday, October 6, 2016, City Council held a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Early Implementation Package. More than 75 Portlanders signed up to testify, but due to unrelated events at City Hall, Council was able to hear testimony from roughly 45 people before running out of time.

What did people talk about at the hearing?

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Implementation begins at approximately 1:39:20.

While testimony provided on October 6 addressed a variety of topics, there were some common themes, such as:

  • Parking minimums in mixed use/commercial zones outside of the Central City.
  • Floor area ratio (FAR) of properties zoned RH in Northwest Portland.
  • Drive-through facilities.

Next steps

This Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 2 p.m., City Council will hold another public hearing on the proposal. Portlanders may sign up to testify in front of Council Chambers starting at 1 p.m. However, please note that priority will be given to those who signed up to testify on October 6 and were unable to do so.

City Council Public Hearing
Recommended Early Implementation Package
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Please check the Auditor’s website for more information and to confirm details. People interested in providing testimony may begin signing up one hour before the hearing but may only sign up for one person at a time. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person.

Other ways to testify

City Council will continue to accept written testimony on the Early Implementation Package until at least October 13. Learn how to provide testimony by visiting the How to Provide Feedback page.