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Why is participating important?

PBOT believes community members have a right to participate in decisions that may affect them. The Bureau seeks to hear a diversity of voices in order to better understand the community and its spectrum of concerns. Together, your voices help influence decisions, ensure those decisions are equitable, and create better projects and policies. Help us by contributing your own voice and encouraging new voices to contribute theirs.

Stage 2 TSP Update:

How can I provide feedback to decision-makers?

You may provide testimony to the Portland City Council through October 13, 2016, in any of the following ways:

  • Testify in person at the PSC public hearing. You may speak for 2 minutes to the Council, and your testimony will be added to the public record. The TSP Stage 2 Update Public Hearings are scheduled to be held at: City Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland
  • Testify in writing between now and October 13, 2016. Your full name and mailing address are required.
    • Email: with subject line “Comprehensive Plan Implementation”
    • U.S. Mail: Portland City Council, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204, Attn: Comprehensive Plan Implementation
  • Through the Map App:, click on Zoning Map Changes and use the comment tab to provide your testimony


  • Tue. Sept. 20, 2016 9:30AM* City Council briefing on the TSP.
    • Members of the public may attend and listen.
  • Sept. 22, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13* City Council hearings.
    • Public may provide in person or written testimony pertaining to any component of the Comprehensive Plan Implementation, including the Stage 2 TSP Update.
  • Oct. 25* City Council Work Session.
    • Staff works with City Council to discuss and address public comments
  • Dec. 2016* Adoption of the TSP.
    • Public hearing at City Council. The public may testify in person or in writing to City Council.

*To confirm dates and times, please check the City Council calendar at

Frequently Asked Questions

How did public comments on the Discussion Draft impact changes to the Proposed Draft?

The TSP Stage 2 Update Discussion Draft comment period took place from Oct. 2 to Nov. 13, 2015. The high quality feedback received in response to the Discussion Draft was the basis for nearly all of the subsequent changes made to the Proposed Draft. To show the public how their feedback was considered, staff provided written responses to all the public comments received on the Discussion Draft and they can be found on the website

What public testimony did the PSC hear?

The PSC considered over 200 pieces of written testimony, over 100 bicycle classification testimonies submitted through the MapApp, plus oral testimony from the PSC public hearings on March 8 and March 22, 2016.

The four items below received the majority of public testimony:

  • Classification of NE 7th or 9th Avenues as a Major City Bikeway (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
    • The PSC recommended moving the Major City Bikeway (MCB) designation on NE 9th Ave to NE 7th Ave south of Sumner St. counter to the staff proposal to keep the on NE 9th Ave (per the adopted Portland Bicycle Plan). North of Sumner St. the MCB then shifts to NE 9th Ave up to NE Holman.
  • City Bikeway designation along Hayden Bay (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
    • The PSC recommended adding a bikeway classification on the eastern end of Hayden Island, along the Columbia River near the Waterside Marina and Hayden Bay, counter to bikeway classifications adopted by Council in the Hayden Island Plan in 2009 (Council Ordinance 18312).
  • City Bikeway designation through a manufactured home community on Hayden Island (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
    • The PSC recommended retaining the bikeway classification on the western end of Hayden Island (west of I-5), which is consistent with the Hayden Island Plan adopted by Council in 2009 (ORD 18312).
  • Transportation Demand Management (TDM) code amendments (Recommended Draft, Section 14)
    • The PSC had consensus on a letter of support for Council consideration of the Title 17 code amendments for required Transportation and Parking Demand Management (TDM) Plans in Mixed Use Zones and Campus Institutional Zones.

What is the decision-making process?

City Council will hear public testimony on the Recommended Draft of the TSP Stage 2 Update fall 2016.

TSP Stage 2 Update Recommended Draft timeline

What outreach and engagement did staff do to develop the Proposed Draft (the version of the TSP Stage 2 Update that went to the Planning and Sustainability Commission)?

PBOT staff presented about the TSP and Stage 2 of the TSP Update for 33 unique groups and events throughout the entire city between Oct. 2015 and Mar. 2016, directly reaching an estimated total of 560 attendees. The groups and events included:

  • Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee
  • East Portland Neighborhood Office Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Central City Parking Policy Update Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Sumner Association of Neighbors
  • Northwest Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Centers and Corridors Parking Study Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services
  • Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee
  • Old Town Chinatown Community Association
  • South Portland Neighborhood Association
  • Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft Info Sessions
    • 1900 Building
    • Community Music Center
    • Wilson High School
    • PCC Cascade
    • Floyd Light Middle School
  • 82nd Ave. Improvement Coalition & APANO
  • Portland Commission on Disability
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • Buckman Community Association Land Use Committee
  • Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee
  • Goose Hollow Foothills League Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Committee
  • Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Central Northeast Neighbors Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Venture Portland
  • SW Trails PDX
  • South Waterfront Community Relations
  • Comprehensive Plan Update Spanish Language office hours
  • Central Eastside Industrial District Land Use and Urban Development Committee
  • Portland Freight Committee
  • Verde/ Living Cully

Additionally, staff reached out to provide information to the Coalition for Communities of Color, IRCO, and PAALF to see if we could help them identify anything in the TSP Stage 2 Update that might be of interest or importance to them, however they did not take us up on our multiple offers.

Staff published information handouts, regularly updated our website, and sent periodic emails to our interested parties list, which contains 960 contacts. Legislative notices were mailed to 163 interested parties for the TSP plus BPS Legislative and Periodic Review mailing lists.


Call the Comprehensive Plan Helpline: 503-823-0195

*dates and times subject to change – check the Council Notable Meeting Calendar for updates:

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