The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has published a set of Comprehensive Plan staff reports in preparation for the Feb. 10, 2015, Planning and Sustainability Commission work session. The reports include staff-recommended amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft, in response to public testimony received to date.
The staff reports now available for public review are:
- Staff Report: Economic Development
- Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) briefing summary
- EOA (Chapters 1, 2-3, 4)
- Staff Report: Chapter 7, Environment and Watershed Health
The Portland Bureau of Transportation also posted a staff report to the PSC on the Transportation System Plan, which is part of the Comprehensive Plan Update. This report is intended to inform the PSC hearing on February 24 (starting at 5 p.m.) and Work Session #4 on March 10.
Staff reports or memos for subsequent PSC work sessions will be available approximately two weeks prior to each one.
Work Session #2
The February 10 work session will be held at 1900 SW 4th Ave, Rm 2500. The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m., and the final agenda will be posted on the PSC calendar approximately one week before the meeting. The public is invited to attend; however, this is a work session for commissioners, so no public testimony will be taken during this or any other work session.
The PSC will, however, accept written comments on the Proposed Draft until March 13, 2015. The public is encouraged to submit testimony as early as possible, but the commissioners will be considering all testimony received through the closing date. Commissioners are community volunteers so they need sufficient time to review such a large volume of testimony.
Testimony is cataloged, scanned and batched together for delivery to the PSC regularly (approximately every two weeks). Staff then prepares reports that summarize the testimony to date, provide preliminary recommendations on the upcoming work session topics and suggest issues requiring further discussion/deliberation by the commissioners. Due to the quantity of testimony received, there may be a short lag between when a letter is submitted and when it is addressed in the relevant staff report.