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PSC News: Akasha Lawrence Spence, Oriana Magnera, and Steph Routh confirmed to Planning and Sustainability Commission

New appointees bring backgrounds in real estate, climate and energy policy, transportation, and community outreach to the PSC’s work.

At its Wednesday, May 22 morning session, City Council confirmed the appointments of Akasha Lawrence Spence, Oriana Magnera, and Steph Routh to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission. 

Akasha Lawrence Spence is the founder of Fifth Element, a conscientious real estate development firm, whose goal is to rectify wealth inequity by acting as an incubator for economic growth and sustainability in historically under-represented and marginalized communities. She was also the founder and chief executive officer of HYMN Space, a place and space for seasonal markets, artist fundraisers and community-making.

Oriana Magnera is the climate and energy policy coordinator at Verde, a local nonprofit that serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. She serves on the board of the Oregon Solar Energy Association and the Energy Trust of Oregon Renewable Advisory Council and is a member of the National Association for Climate Resilience Planners. She has also been involved with the housing advocates Portland for Everyone.

Steph Routh owns a consulting firm and is temporarily working with the Office of Community and Civic Life. Formerly, she was the first executive director of Oregon Walks and the communications and marketing manager for the Community Cycling Center. Steph has been a member of numerous Portland boards and committees, including the Jade District Policy & Equity Committee, ODOT Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation, and the PBOT Budget Advisory Committee.

As Mayor Ted Wheeler prepared to vote, he expressed appreciation for the new commissioners taking on yet another civic role for the community. And he tipped his hat to reappointed commissioners Katie Larsell and Eli Spevak. “I’m excited for what your work will mean to the city,” he said.

The new appointees’ terms will run from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2023. Their first meeting as PSC members will be on June 11, 2019.

PSC News: May 14, 2019 Meeting Recap

Introduction of New BPS Director Andrea Durbin – Briefing / Smart City PDX Privacy and Information Protection Resolution – Briefing

Agenda

  • Introduction of New BPS Director Andrea Durbin – Briefing
  • Smart City PDX Privacy and Information Protection Resolution – Briefing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30 (closed-caption)
Friday at 3 p.m. | Sunday at 7:00 a.m. | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701

PSC News: April 30, 2019 Meeting Recap

Solid Waste & Recycling Rates — Hearing / Recommendation; Better Housing by Design — Work Session / Recommendation

Agenda

  • Solid Waste & Recycling Rates – Hearing / Recommendation
  • Better Housing by Design – Work Session / Recommendation

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30 (closed-caption)
Friday at 3 p.m. | Sunday at 7:00 a.m. | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701

PSC News: April 9, 2019 Meeting Recap

Residential Infill Project letter to Council – Work Session; Garbage & Recycling Rates – Briefing; Better Housing by Design – Work Session

Agenda

  • Residential Infill Project letter to Council – Work Session 
  • Garbage & Recycling Rates – Briefing
  • Better Housing by Design Revised Proposed Draft – Work Session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30 (closed-caption)
Friday at 3 p.m. | Sunday at 7:00 a.m. | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701

PSC News: March 26, 2019 Meeting Recap

Willamette River Greenway Inventory Update – Hearing / Recommendation; I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project – Briefing

Agenda

  • Willamette River Greenway Inventory Update – Hearing / Recommendation
  • I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project – Briefing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30 (closed-caption)
Friday at 3 p.m. | Sunday at 7:00 a.m. | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701