Largest and most diverse crowd yet gathers for Central City Portland Plan Phase II workshop
- May 11, 2010
The Central City workshop at the U of O’s White Stag Building began with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and District President of Portland Community College Dr. Preston Pulliams welcoming the overflow crowd of approximately 100 participants. The event featured an impressive array of colorful and healthy food, which fueled the discussions following Mayor Sam Adams’ recap of Phase One and introduction to Phase Two of the Portland Plan. Diane Hess, education director from Fair Housing Council of Oregon, discussed illegal housing discrimination and fair housing rights as part of the equity presentation. Prizes from the Portland Plan sponsors included 10 complementary swim coupons for Mt. Scott Community Center, an Urban Growth Bounty 2010 class, a gift certificate to New Seasons and Portland Plan t-shirts. The Central City Planning Team was introduced, and team leader Steve Iwata spoke briefly about Central City 2035, the 25-year plan for Portland’s core.