Portland Plan News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2010
Phase II of Portland Plan launches with new survey.
Feedback sought on goals and objectives for Portland in 2035
Portland, Ore. -- Portlanders started receiving the latest issue of the Curbsider over the weekend and with it the Phase Two Portland Plan survey, which focuses on a selection of proposed objectives for the city for 2035. The survey asks Portlanders to look ahead 25 years and imagine what’s possible. What kinds of big, ambitious changes should we aim for to make this a better place?
Residents are asked to rate the proposed objectives as being too aggressive, not aggressive enough or just right. Questions address issues such as housing and transportation costs, living wage jobs, home energy use, healthy watersheds and educational equity.
The draft objectives were developed from community input during visionPDX, Phase One Portland Plan outreach and extensive research contained in the Portland Plan background reports. Teams of City staff and technical experts analyzed the information to develop this set of draft objectives for public input. A broader set of objectives will be presented at the Phase Two workshops, which begin on April 26th at Central Catholic High School in southeast Portland and run through May 18th. The complete workshop schedule, as well as the survey and background reports, are available online at www.pdxplan.com.
The Portland Plan will be the City's road map for the next 25 years, guiding our direction as the city grows and changes. The upcoming series of Portland Plan workshops (Phase Two) will focus on setting direction — identifying our goals and choosing targets that will help us meet them. Portlanders are encouraged to bring their friends and families and join their neighbors to make their mark on Portland’s future.
The Portland Plan team is committed to providing equal access to information and meetings. If you need special accommodations, please notify us five (5) days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.