Kids, critters and families got a taste of Portland's plan for their future
The Oregon Zoo was the site of the second Portland Plan Fair on Sunday, March 6. A family-friendly event, the fair featured exotic animals, including an armadillo, a python, a baby owl and a vulture, as well as a young yo-yo champion and other artists from Colored Pencils Art and Culture. Portland Community Media was on hand to capture the event on video, which we'll be posting on this website soon.
The combination of family-friendly activities and the Portland Plan strategies and Equity Initiative emphasized the importance of getting all ages involved in the creation of the plan, which will guide the community's decisions and investments as the city grows and changes over the next 25 years.
The Portland Plan is addressing Portlanders' key concerns and issues expressed over the past few years, such as jobs, education, health, housing, transportation and equity. Feedback on the strategies and the Equity Initiative are crucial to ensuring that the plan reflects all of Portland, not just a few. Please see the links below to learn more about them and take survey to tell us what you think.
Two more fairs are scheduled, including a Spanish-language-friendly event on Thursday evening and a Saturday fair for those who prefer to participate on the weekends.
The next Portland Plan Fair is tonight, Thursday, March 10 from 6:30-9PM at De La Salle North Catholic High School
At this Portland Plan fair, bilingual staff and Spanish interpreters will be on hand to assist the Hispanic community. And radio station KYRP will be making a station appearance from 6 - 8 p.m. In addition, Colored Pencils Art and Culture artists will again perform throughout the evening. Free food and childcare will be provided, along with raffle prizes and a chance to talk with Mayor Sam Adams.
Breakout sessions for each strategy and the Equity Initiative are listed below.
Breakout Session Schedule
Equity Principle and Initiative
Small group activity, Presentation, Group Discussion
Session A: 7:05 PM - 7:50 PM
Session B: 8:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Economic Prosperity and Affordability Strategy
Presentation and facilitated discussion
7:05 PM - 7:50 PM
Presentation and facilitated discussion
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Healthy Connected Neighborhoods Strategy
Open House: Orientation Station, map your hubs and greenways exercise, community collage
Come and join anytime after 7 PM.
Brief presentations at 7:05 PM and 8:15 PM
Programa en Español
Orientación de la feria: 7:05 PM - encuentrenos en la bandera azul
Hispanic community and others get in the Portland Plan spirit
Last Thursday night at De La Salle North Catholic High School, the Portland Plan Fair had a decidedly Latin flair; the food, music and participants all reflected Portland's growing Latino population. Bilingual staff and interpreters were on hand to accommodate Spanish speakers and include them in the process of developing the Portland Plan. Representatives from the Mexican Consulate were also there, enjoying the energy and excitement of the event.
This round of Portland Plan outreach is about sharing the draft strategies for Education, Economic Prosperity & Affordability, Healthy Connected Neighborhoods, as well as an Equity Initiative. For more information about the strategies and the initiative in Spanish language, please click on the brochure below.
Make your voice count.
If you didn't attend a fair and you'd like to learn more, read about the strategies and initiative. To fill out a survey about each one of the strategies and the initiative, please click the links below. The more people who fill these out, the better the plan will be.
Public invited to comment on Airport Futures, an integrated long-range plan for the airport and its neighbors
The future of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region's airport will be considered at a historic joint meeting and public hearing of the Portland City Council and the Port of Portland on March 16.
The Airport Futures project is a collaborative effort between the City, the Port and the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan community to create an integrated, long-range development plan for the airport, its neighbors and environs. The three-year planning process was guided by a 30-member planning advisory group, with input from other airport stakeholders. The process included 87 planning advisory group and subcommittee meetings, and 131 stakeholder meetings, where tough issues around noise, natural resources and transportation were resolved successfully.
The planning advisory group unanimously recommends that the: • Port Commission accept the PDX Master Plan update and direct staff to submit the Airport Layout Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for final review and acceptance. • Portland City Council adopt the City Land Use Plan for the airport and environs. • Port Commission, Portland City Council and Vancouver City Council sign an intergovernmental agreement establishing an ongoing PDX community advisory committee. • Port Commission and Portland City Council sign two intergovernmental agreements identifying transportation mitigation, natural resource mitigation and enhancement, a follow-on noise work group action plan, and sustainability guiding principles and goals to guide the work of the Port, City and the PDX community advisory committee. • Port Commission and Portland City Council accept the 14 additional planning advisory group recommendations.
The March 16 meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Port's new headquarters, located on top of the long-term parking garage at Portland International Airport, 7200 N.E. Airport Way. The meeting is in the Chinook Room on the eighth floor.
Have Your Say
The Portland City Council is currently accepting testimony on the recommended plan. Instructions for submitting testimony are provided below.
Testify at the joint hearing on March 16 at 6 p.m. (see details above).
Write to City Council. Send written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204, or FAX comments to 503-823-4571. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.
If you have any questions or would like paper copies or CDs of the recommendation please call 503-823-5869.
Copies of the planning advisory group’s final report, executive summary and other planning documents are available at www.pdxairportfutures.com. Follow-up meetings of the Port Commission and Portland City Council for possible adoption of the final products will be scheduled at the March 16 meeting.
The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.