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From BPS Director Susan Anderson: Introducing the BPS 2014-16 Strategic Plan

BPS strategic Plan coverI'm pleased to share the new 2014-16 BPS Strategic Plan.

This strategic plan provides us with a fresh start in a new direction.  It builds on the Portland Plan, a strategic roadmap that promotes a more prosperous, educate, healthy and equitable city.  And it takes the next step.  Because great plans need great follow through and implementation — and that's where's we're headed.

In the coming three years, BPS will align our resources and actions with dozens of partners to deliver innovative and practical solutions.  We will work to refine the big picture vision, and set the rules, code and policies through updates to the Comprehensive Plan, Climate Action Plan, a new Central City 2035 plan, improvements to the zoning code and other planning efforts.  In addition, we will motivate voluntary and market-based actions by residents and businesses through education, technical and financial assistance, research and demonstration to promote waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency, green building and solar technologies, brownfield transformation, access to healthy food and other sustainable and efficient practices.

Throughout all our efforts, we will focus on actions that 1) create more healthy, walkable and connected neighborhoods, 2) build on the strength and character of East Portland with much-needed improvements, and 3) advance a low-carbon economy and healthy, prosperous city.

We look forward to collaborating with our many community partners and with cities from around the globe to glean best practices, and address these very significant challenges and opportunities.  Please take a look at the strategic plan and tell us how you can help us implement this plan, and how we can work together to create a more prosperous and healthy community.

All the best,