Now that the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft is available for public review, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will be holding public hearings in November to receive public testimony about the plan. Comments from the public will help the PSC commissioners prepare their recommendation to City Council in early 2012.
To increase accessibility for community members and reach a broader audience, two of the three hearings will be held at Portland high schools: One in North Portland at Jefferson High School and the other in Northeast Portland at Parkrose High School. The third hearing will be held at the PSC's usual meeting place in downtown Portland (1900 SW 4th Avenue).
Comments in writing will also be accepted.
To submit written comments by email: Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Portland Plan testimony."
To submit written comments by mail: Send a letter with your comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201-5380, Attn: Portland Plan testimony.
Tips for commenting
The Planning and Sustainability Commission wants to hear public comments on the equity framework, the integrated strategies and the citywide measures of success in the draft Portland Plan. When submitting testimony to the PSC (whether in person or in writing), please share the following:
What part of the plan are you testifying about?
What are the reasons you like something or would like to change something? Facts that support your reasons are always a good idea.
How does the proposal affect you or your organization?
Because of the anticipated volume of testifiers, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person.
Comments on the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft will be taken until Nov. 30, 2011. After that, the PSC will present their recommendation to City Council in early 2012. For more information or if you have questions, please call Marty Stockton at 503-823-1303.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons 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.