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Recap of October 13 City Council Hearing on Comp Plan Recommended Early Implementation Package

On October 13, 2016, City Council held the second of two public hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Early Implementation Package. More than 60 Portlanders testified in front of commissioners, including a dozen or so people who had signed up but were unable to testify at the previous hearing on October 6. Mayor Charlie Hales left the written testimony period open until 8 a.m. Monday, October 17 to give Portlanders a few more days to submit testimony via email, letter or the Map App. 

What did people talk about at the hearings?

Testimony provided on October 13 addressed a variety of topics, including parking, major public trail alignments, parcel-specific zoning requests, height reductions for future development in some historic districts in Northwest Portland, and Transportation System Plan Street Design Classifications.

Find out more about the October 6 hearing, including watching the video of the hearing.

Next Steps

Over the next two months, City Council will hold a couple of work sessions and a final hearing before adopting the Recommended Early Implementation Package. Next up is a work session on October 25 to consider public testimony, discuss specific topics and prepare amendments. These amendments will be “sponsored” by Commissioners, based on public testimony on the Recommended Early Implementation Package as well as their own interests and concerns.

On November 17 City Council will hold the last public hearing on the City’s new Comp Plan to accept testimony on the amendments. Council will discuss that testimony during a work session on November 22, and a final vote on the Recommended Early Implementation Package will take place in December.

City Council Work Session
Recommended Early Implementation Package
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9 a.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

City Council Public Hearing
Amendments to Recommended Early Implementation Package
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Watch City Council meetings live or at your convenience online.

Please check the Auditor’s website for more information about how to testify and to confirm details.


Call the Comp Plan Helpline at 503-823-0195.