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Two City meetings of high interest to persons with disabilities are being held this week

View of Portland City Hall on 4th Avenue side.

Above is a photo of Portland's City Hall on 4th Avenue side.

Two City meetings of high interest to persons with disabilities
are being held this week Tuesday and Wednesday

The May 15th public hearing on the Residential Infill Project and the May 16th Portland City Council meeting to approve a class-action lawsuit settlement are two important public meetings that will affect Portland’s disabilities community. Both meetings relate to accessibility and housing.

  • The Residential Infill Project (RIP) is currently a draft to shape the future of Portland’s neighborhoods. Its purpose is to take a fresh look at the rules that govern the types of housing allowed. The RIP will be discussed from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at the 1900 Building, Room 2500 on the second floor, 1900 Southwest 4th Avenue. 

    For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov. Information about how to testify may be found on the Planning and Sustainability Bureau’s website. Meetings will be lived streamed on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/c/portlandbps.

  • At its May 16th meeting on Tuesday, City Council is preparing to settle a class action lawsuit to upgrade more than 16,000 sidewalk ramps over the next 12 years. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and the class action settlement agreement action is set for time certain at 10:05 a.m. This session will have a significant impact on theCity’s ADA Transition Plan. 

    The settlement, if approved, promises to change how Portland builds and maintains sidewalks. It includes a pledge to create 1,500 curb cuts a year, more than double the current rate of about 700 a year. The Council Agenda for the meeting is available on the City Auditor’s website. The council session is livestreamed at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/28258.