1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
This afternoon, Council unanimously adopted the River Plan for the North Reach of the Willamette River, nearly a decade in the making. The Plan strengthens protections for the river while providing clarity, flexibility, and a streamlined regulatory process for companies that operate along the river.
The City has committed to supporting significant improvements to industrial infrastructure, environmental restoration, and trail creation, and to staffing innovative
|new programs like the Permit Streamlining Process and the Citizen Advisory Committee to ensure successful implementation of the Plan. The City has also demonstrated its commitment to a healthy, working waterfront through the establishment of the Office of Healthy Working Rivers.
While the Plan is still a work in process, it creates significant and exciting possibility for Portland. It provides the framework and the flexibility to create a truly sustainable harbor; one which supports fish and wildlife, a strong industrial economy, and opportunities for citizens to interact with the river - a river that benefits each of us.