Upcoming opportunities provide you with a chance to learn about issues in Portland's Central City and offer feedback on the current state of plans for its future.
After two successful Housing and Community Development symposiums, Central City 2035 (CC2035) continues its series of public events in 2011. With these symposiums, you have a chance to learn about and contribute to the future of Portland's Central City.
The development of a Concept Plan for the Central City is organized around six integrated themes:
Housing and Community Development
The Willamette River
Civic and Cultural Life
The next two opportunities to learn more about Portland's Central City are:
The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission voted today (Dec. 14, 2010) to accept the maps and reports that comprise a planning inventory. This inventory will not be fully complete until spring of 2011, but the Commission viewed it as complete and accurate enough to proceed with the next step—a planning analysis for the city.
The commission requested that information on jobs, employment land and air quality (particularly toxic hot spots) feature more prominently in the final inventory. It also requested that staff proactively notify and engage the Land Use Committee of each neighborhood association to get their feedback prior to further action in the spring and suggested that staff organize a couple of information sessions before the spring hearing series, specifically to provide more information on both air quality and jobs/employment land availability issues.
Dr. Julian Agyeman from Tufts University spoke to a large crowd of Portlanders at the Hollywood Theatre on December 15.
Dr. Julian Agyeman from Tufts University spoke to a large crowd of Portlanders at the Hollywood Theatre on December 15. Referencing his research on spatial justice and inter-culturalism, Agyeman told the audience, "If you ask the right questions, you'll get the right answers." Panelists Jonathan Oster from OPAL, Polo Catalani from the City's Office of Human Relations and the Urban League's Marcus Mundy shared the stage and answered questions from the audience about how to ensure more people of color can influence the civic decision-making process. Amalia Alarcon de Morris, director of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement moderated.