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Youth and Others Testify at First Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Portland Plan - November 10, 2011
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The first Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) hearing on The Portland Plan – Proposed Draft was held on Tuesday, November 8 at Jefferson High School. Mayor Adams presented an overview of the plan, and representatives from Urban League, Center for Intercultural Organizing, SUN System Coordinating Council, Oregon Public Health Institute, Portland Audubon Society and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, among others, gave testimony.

 

 

Perhaps most affected by this 25-year plan to make Portland prosperous, healthy and equitable are the city's youth. Students serving on the Multnomah Youth Commission spoke to the commissioners, supported by youth from Trillium Charter School and Jefferson High, along with a Youth Planning Program member attending Portland State University. They adovocated for youth to be included in the decision-making process when discussing policies that affect the youth community.

 

If you would like to watch a replay of the PSC hearing, it will be broadcast on Channel 30 on Friday, November 11 at 3 p.m., in addition to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., and the first and third Sunday at 7 a.m. The next public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street.

 

For more information, please visit www.pdxplan.com or call 503-823-1303.

 

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business 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. 


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