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SW Events

Southwest Corridor Community Forum

Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Tuesday, April 29 2014, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Decision-makers panel: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick, ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, SWNI President Marianne Fitzgerald


Event Types > Community Events


Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) is holding a public forum:

  • Learn more about Metro's Southwest Corridor Plan
  • Discuss how high capacity transit could improve access to jobs, services and education in SW Portland
  • Discuss how this could improve overall livability within the Portland section of the Corridor
  • Let elected officials hear our comments, suggestions, reservations, etc. about a high capacity transit project coming to SW Portland

Decision-makers panel: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick, ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, SWNI President Marianne Fitzgerald.


All Southwest residents, business and property owners, and any other interested parties, are invited to attend, learn and enter the discussion. 



  • 6:00 Open House (Information Sharing, Question Gathering)
  • 6:30 Convene forum: Why are we here? (Marianne Fitzgerald)
  • 6:40 Ground Rules for panel discussion, public questions (Jeanne Lawson)
  • 6:45 Facilitated Dialogue between Panel and Citizens regarding SW Corridor Opportunities and Challenges
  • 8:15 Wrap Up, Next Steps (Panelists and Marianne Fitzgerald)
  • 8:30 Community Preference Exercise -- BPS and PBOT staff
  • 9:00 Adjourn


We hope to see you there!


Sylvia Bogert
Executive Director, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
(503) 823-4592