Portland Plan 4-year progress report celebrates local gains and sharpens focus on disparities
- March 20, 2017
The Portland Plan, adopted four years ago and reflecting the contributions of 17,000 people including 20 local agency partners, has become the foundation for numerous plans, programs and investments. As a broad strategic plan for the city, with equity as the foundation supporting three integrated strategies: (1) Educated Youth, (2) Prosperity and Affordability, and (3) Healthy Connected City — BPS tracks progress with 12 specific measures of success. Of the 142 action items in the plan, 90 percent are in progress, on track or completed.
Director Anderson’s presentation of our city’s “report card” highlights progress on education, jobs, complete neighborhoods and the environment, while emphasizing serious concerns with affordability for many families, with rising housing and childcare costs. And even in areas where we’ve seen improvements across the board, like rising graduation rates and salaries, many households of color are not faring as well as the average overall, and in some cases, are significantly worse off.
The 2017 Progress Report shows how the 142 actions in the Portland Plan are moving forward and highlights new opportunities and heightened priorities to advance the City’s goals.