Portland Plan News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2010
Bureau of Planning & Sustainability
Portland Plan Phase Two workshop at Jackson Middle School, Tuesday, May 18
WHAT: Portland residents are invited to participate in the Portland Plan Phase Two Community Workshops all over town!
Featuring door prizes, refreshments and live music, the West Portland Plan workshop will be Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Jackson Middle School in Southwest.
Hosted by Mayor Sam Adams, these community workshops will offer Portlanders an opportunity to shape the future of our city!
- Residents can learn about and discuss the issues that affect our everyday lives – like safe neighborhoods, living-wage jobs, good schools, comfortable homes, healthy families, access to amenities and transit, and equity and fairness for all Portlanders.
- Door prizes from local businesses include gift certificates for Grand Central Bakery, Burgerville, New Seasons, Pastini Pastaria, Pizzicato, Grand Central Baking Co., Meat Cheese Bread, BUNK Sandwiches and Artemis Cafe. All participants will be eligible to win one of these as well as other door prizes such as t-shirts, Chinook Books and tickets to local venues and other gift certificates.
- Enter to win a special social media door prize (one loaf of rustic bread for 12 consecutive months from Grand Central Bakery) by RSVPing to the Tuesday event on Twitter and Facebook: @PDXPlan and Facebook/pdxplan. Rules of the game at http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan/index.cfm?a=301221&c=50730
WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Ave.
WHO: Mayor Sam Adams, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, other local leaders, neighbors, community groups, families, youth and many more
For the complete list of neighborhood workshops, please visit http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan/index.cfm?a=289672&c=50730.
The Portland Plan will be the city’s roadmap for the next 25 years, guiding our direction as the city grows and changes. The plan will help define our priorities, guide investment of public dollars and set the course for Portland for the next quarter of a century. 1980 was the last time the City developed a plan like this and since then, 50 percent of Portlanders are new to the city.
Turnout for the Phase One Workshops last fall was enthusiastic as Portlanders weighed in on a number of issues ranging from education, community health, arts and transportation to local food, job growth and the environment. During Phase Two, we will be setting direction: identifying our goals and choosing targets to help us meet them.
Because the City cannot address these issues alone, public partners working with the City of Portland include Metro, Multnomah County, Portland State University, Portland Public Schools, Parkrose School District, Centennial School District, David Douglas School District, Reynolds School District, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College, Mt Hood Community College, TriMet, Portland Development Commission, Housing Authority of Portland, Multnomah Education Service District, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Multnomah County Drainage District and Worksystems Inc.
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