My Portland Plan: Collaborating with Greater Portland Pulse to Track and Measure Our Community's Success
The City of Portland is stepping up its collaboration with Greater Portland Pulse to ensure that the Portland Plan Measures of Success data are tracked and updated on a regular basis. Greater Portland Pulse is the regional indicator effort coordinated by Portland State University’s (PSU) Institute of Metropolitan Studies. The City’s collaboration with Greater Portland Pulse will help the Portland Plan partners monitor key indicators of community health and prosperity, such as obesity rates, air quality standards and income distribution.
Using data visualization tools available through Greater Portland Pulse, both the City and Portland State University can highlight the progress in the city and the region toward more equitable, prosperous and healthy communities. This effort can also help reveal issues — geographic, economic or social — that we collectively need to pay more attention to.
The maps below are an example of how we can sort, arrange and visually represent data — and track it over time — using the tool “Weave,” which makes interacting with and studying the data accessible and engaging for anyone with an interest in graphic representation of statistics.
Take a look at the high school graduation rates for different classes from 2008-11, for example. Studying the map and data, you’ll notice the subtle shifts over the last few school years not only in the school districts that serve Portland proper, but also in the region as a whole.
Mapping the Portland Plan Measures of Success
At the heart of the Portland Plan is equity. Actions in the plan attempt to address disparities based on class and race. The maps and charts shown here are just one way to gauge our progress toward a more equitable Portland. In this case, using the Greater Portland Pulse data visualization tool, you can see the gap in graduation rates between students of color and white and Asian students. Lower graduation rates are associated with lower employment opportunities, as well as other measures of success. The visualization tool can help to illuminate these gaps, thus increasing awareness and elevating the issue of disparities across class and different population groups.
Over the coming year, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Institute of Metropolitan Studies will be working together to highlight those measures that matter to you. From education to economic opportunity, affordable housing to how we get around, and a healthy environment to healthy people, the collaboration between the City and the Greater Portland Pulse project will help keep decision-makers and residents, too, on track toward a shared desired future: a prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable Portland.
Visit www.myportlandplan.com to learn what you can do today to make Portland better tomorrow.
High School Graduation Rates 2008-2009
High School Graduation Rates 2009-2010
High School Graduation Rates 2010-2011
August 2, 2012
Portland Plan Implementation is Underway
City and agency partners begin working to implement Portland Plan actions
The Portland Plan, adopted in April 2012, is in the early stages of implementation. The City’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is now up and running, and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is reaffirming commitments from local agency partners and drafting intergovernmental agreements. BPS will also be coordinating with other City bureaus to ensure their budgets are aligned with Portland Plan principles, goals and objectives.
In addition, the Portland Plan is being implemented through the Comprehensive Plan Update, which is currently underway. The Comprehensive Plan helps the City prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well coordinate major public investments. The equity framework and three integrated strategies of the Portland Plan will guide the Comprehensive Plan Update. Eight Policy Expert Groups (PEGs) have begun to meet and are advising staff in multiple policy areas. Please see www.portlandonline.com/bps/pdxcompplan for more information.
These are just a few early steps. More implementation activities will continue throughout the summer. And over the next year, we’ll keep you up to date on all implementation activity. So stay tuned…
June 26, 2012
Portland City Council unanimously adopts the Portland Plan
Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Portland Plan on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The vote followed the previous week’s public hearing on the plan, at which dozens of partners and community members expressed commitment to this long-range plan to ensure Portland is prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable from now until 2035.
The Portland Plan presents a strategic roadmap to help our city thrive into the future. The result of more than two years of research, dozens of workshops and fairs, hundreds of meetings with community groups, and 20,000 comments from residents, businesses and nonprofits, the plan’s three integrated strategies and framework for advancing equity were designed to help achieve the plan’s goals.
Developed in response to some of Portland’s most pressing challenges, including income disparities, high unemployment, a low high school graduation rate and environmental concerns, the Portland Plan is practical, measured and strategic.
Portland is becoming a more racially, ethnically and age-diverse city, and nearly 40 percent of Portland’s youth are people of color. But not all Portlanders have equitable access to opportunities to achieve their full potential. Greater equity in the city as a whole is essential to our long-term success.
The Portland Plan strategies focus on Thriving Educated Youth, Economic Prosperity and Affordability, and a Healthy Connected City. Each strategy contains policies and five-year actions that will help us reach our goals, with special emphasis placed on those disparities related to race and ability.
“We need plans based less on politics and more on the facts,” said Mayor Sam Adams. “Portland is known for being a well-planned city, but the things we love about our city are not available to all. In a resource-constrained world, the Portland Plan recognizes that single actions must produce multiple benefits. This plan provides a framework for public agencies to maximize fiscal leverage and impact by aligning priorities and the budgets that support them.”
Collectively, the public agencies that operate within the City of Portland spend more than $8 billion annually. The Portland Plan challenges the City and its more than 20 agency partners (including Multnomah County, school districts, Metro, TriMet and others) to break down traditional bureaucratic silos and be innovative with new budget approaches.
The following are some examples from the five-year action plan:
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) led the development of the plan with extensive input from nine Technical Advisory Groups, public and nonprofit agencies, the business community and thousands of Portland residents. With a broader focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability, BPS provides the resources for problem-solving in a more integrated fashion with a broader set of tools beyond the comprehensive plan and zoning code.
“City staff researched plans from around the world — from Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark and Denver, Colo. to New York City — to determine best practices and gather inspiration for the Portland Plan,” stated BPS Director Susan Anderson. “There’s no other city that is planning for change in quite the same way, with so many partners in alignment and ready to collaborate to reach our common goals.”
May 1, 2012
Portland Plan to be presented at City Council hearing on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
After two-plus years, dozens of workshops and fairs, hundreds of meetings with community groups, and incorporating more than 20,000 comments, the Portland Plan is heading to City Council for a public hearing. Many thanks to the countless numbers of Portlanders who contributed to the plan and gave their time, energy and resources to help make it happen. Now it's time to take it to the finish line!
Public hearing on Portland Plan – Recommended Draft
Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m.
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Council Chambers, Second Floor
All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are unable to come to the hearing in person, feel free to stream it live from this website or tune into cable Channel 30 for a live broadcast.
Many agency partners have signed up to testify, including representatives from several City bureaus, the Planning and Sustainability Commission, Multnomah County, Portland Public Schools, Portland State University, David Douglas School District, the Port of Portland, the business community and nonprofit agencies.
You can share your thoughts about the Portland Plan with the City Council, too. All comments on the Portland Plan - Recommended Draft must be provided to the Council Clerk to become part of the official record -- either in person at the hearing or by mail or email.
Have a question? Please call Marty Stockton at 503-823-1303.
The Portland Plan is a strategic roadmap to guide our community over the next 25 years. Developed to respond to some of Portland’s most pressing challenges, including income disparities, high unemployment, a low high school graduation rate, and environmental and human health concerns, the Portland Plan charts a course that is practical, strategic and community focused.
City Council will consider the plan and listen to partner agency and public testimony in advance of a vote to adopt the plan. Council will meet again about the Portland Plan on Wednesday, April 25.
Call TriMet at 503-238-7433 or go to www.trimet.org for routes and times of buses that serve this location.
The City of Portland is committed to providing equal access to information. If you need accommodations, please contact us by phone 503-823-7700, by the city’s TTY at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
April 17, 2012
The Portland Plan - Recommended Draft is heading to City Council
Three years in the making, incorporating more than 20,000 comments and with the cooperation of more than 20 agency partners, The Portland Plan – Recommended Draft will be presented to City Council on April 18 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. With adoption of the Portland Plan within our sights, it’s time to acknowledge the many Portlanders who have been involved in the creation of this once-in-a-generation plan that provides a roadmap for Portland’s future.
THANK YOU, Portland, for your contributions to the Portland Plan. It's a better plan for it.
The video below is a testament to the work of our entire community, without whom the Portland Plan would not exist. In it, you'll see the successes that we enjoy, the challenges that we face and the path forward for a more prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable Portland. It concludes with pledges from some of our partners, who will help us implement the plan.
But there are also actions that every Portlander can take to help make this plan happen. My Portland Plan presents ideas for individuals, businesses and schools to be a part of Portland's future.
So, whether you were born and raised here, took refuge in the city's unique and diverse communities or sought a better way of life in Portland, you can be part of this major communitywide effort.
We invite you to join us and our agency and institutional partners, business representatives and community members as we present the Recommended Draft of the Portland Plan to City Council on April 18 at 6 p.m. If you cannot attend or would rather watch the hearing from the comfort of your own home, you can stream online at www.portlandonline.com or tune into cable access Channel 30.
March 19, 2012
Recommended Draft of the Portland Plan online for your review
The Portland Plan - Recommended Draft is now available for review. This is the text that will go before City Council on Wedneseday, April 18, 2012, at 6 p.m. for a hearing and eventual adoption. This version of the draft plan incorporates the many public comments that were given during testimony at the Planning and Sustainability Commission hearings in November of last year as well as hundreds of written comments. It also includes revisions subsequently requested by the PSC.
We think this is a better document because of all your input. Thank you for your contributions to this plan for the future of our city.
The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event or when you need the materials by phone 503-823-7700, by the city’s TTY at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
March 13, 2012
Portland Plan Summary in Chinese
January 31, 2012
Portland Plan Summary in Russian
Краткое изложение проекта Плана развития Портленда отныне имеется на испанском, китайском, русском и вьетнамском языках
Руководящим принципом Плана развития Портленда является его всеобъемлемость. Этот план, рассчитанный на 25 лет, призван сделать Портленд процветающим, здоровым и справедливым городом для всех. Теперь краткое описание плана переведено еще на 4 языка: испанский, китайский, русский и вьетнамский.
Брошюра включает цели Плана развития Портленда, описание того, как он был разработан, а также перечень вопросов и проблем, на решение которых этот план нацелен, включая примеры тех работ, которые положат начало его осуществлению.
Чтобы скачать брошюру с Планом развития Портленда на испанском, русском, китайском или вьетнамском языке – щелкните на изображении ниже. Для частных лиц и заинтересованных общественных групп/организаций также предлагаются печатные экземпляры брошюры. Для получения информации просьба обращаться по телефону (503) 823-1303 либо по адресу эл. почты: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31, 2012
Portland Plan Summary in Spanish
El Resumen del Borrador del Plan de Portland ahora está disponible en español, chino, ruso y vietnamita
La integración es un principio básico en el Plan de Portland, el plan de 25 años de nuestra ciudad para asegurar que Portland sea una ciudad próspera, saludable y equitativa para todos. Ahora bien, una breve descripción del plan se ha traducido a cuatro idiomas adicionales: español chino, ruso y vietnamita.
El folleto incluye las metas del Plan de Portland, una descripción sobre la forma en la que se creó el plan, una lista de temas y retos a los que ataca el plan, y ejemplos de artículos de acción para que nos ayuden a comenzar.
Haga clic en una de las imágenes a continuación para descargar el folleto del Plan de Portland en español, ruso, chino o vietnamita. También están disponibles copias impresas del folleto para individuos y grupos de interés / comunitarios. Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame al (503) 823-1303 o envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com.
January 31, 2012
Portland Plan Summary in Vietnamese
Hiện đã có bản tóm lược Pháp Thảo Kế Hoạch Portland bằng tiếng Tây ban nha, Hoa, Nga và Việt.
Hội nhập là nguyên tắc định hướng của Kế Hoạch Portland, kế hoạch phát triển 25 năm của thành phố chúng ta nhằm bảo đảm Portlandlà thành phố thịnh vượng, lành mạnh và bình đẳng cho tất cả mọi người. Hiện tại một bản tóm lược về kế hoạc nói trên đã được chuyển ngữ sang bốn ngôn ngữ khác: Tiếng Tây ban nha, Hoa, Nga, và Việt.
Tờ thông tin này có các mục tiêu của Portlando Plan, phần trình bày về cách thức thiết lập chương trình, danh sách các vấn đề cũng như các khó khăn thử thách mà chương trình sẽ giải quyết, và ví dụ về các biện pháp thực hiện để chúng ta khởi động.
Bấm vào hình ở dưới để tải xuống tờ thông tin Portland Plan bằng tiếng Tây ban nha, Nga, Hoa hoặc tiếng Việt. Cũng có ấn bản dành cho các cá nhân và các nhóm cộng đồng/nhóm sinh hoạt. Để được giúp đỡ, vui lòng gọi số (503) 823-1303 hoặc e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31, 2012
Draft Portland Plan Status Report
Thank you to everyone who commented on the Proposed Draft Portland Plan! The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) received more than 170 written comments from individuals, businesses, community groups, and other bureaus, agencies and organizations. Wonder what happened to them all? Everyone’s comments are available online in the format they were submitted.
The PSC held three hearings and three work sessions at which they listened to and discussed the comments they heard at the hearings and read in everyone’s letters. The final worksession is tonight starting at 7:15 p.m. If you can't attend, Channel 30 tapes the meetings and broadcasts them regularly.
PSC Meetings on Channel 30
Every Friday at 3 p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sunday at 7 a.m.
A revised version of the Proposed Draft Portland Plan will be presented to the PSC on Feb. 28, 2012, with a goal of presenting a Recommended Draft Portland Plan to City Council by mid-April.
For more information about the status of the Portland Plan, please email email@example.com or call 503-823-1303.
January 24, 2012
New "How To" Videos Make it Easy to Read and Comment on the Portland Plan
The Portland Plan is a beautiful document, but its length and complexity can be overwhelming. To help Portlanders navigate through the roughly 150 pages of text, charts, tables, maps and graphs, we produced a video to guide people through the different sections of the plan.
This How to Read the Portland Plan video is coupled with a How to Comment on the Portland Plan video, featuring Planning and Sustainability Commission Chair Andre Baugh, who offers helpful tips for shaping meaningful testimony.
The PSC will be holding one more public hearing on the Portland Plan on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Oral testimony will be closed after this session. Written testimony on the plan will be accepted until December, 28, 2011. After that the commission will hold two work sessions to develop their recommendation to City Council. More information about the hearings and work sessions and how to submit both oral and written testimony can be found here.
November 17, 2011
UPDATED: Draft Portland Plan Goes Before Planning and Sustainability Commission
Now that the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft is available for public review, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will be holding public hearings in November to receive public testimony about the plan. Comments from the public will help the commissioners prepare their recommendation to City Council in early 2012.
The Portland Plan sets a 25-year direction for Portland’s future and includes a five-year action plan to address equity, job growth, education and a healthy environment. The PSC wants to hear public comments on the equity framework, the integrated strategies and the citywide measures of success in the draft Portland Plan.
To accommodate community members and reach a broader a audience, two of the three hearings will be held offsite — one in North Portland at Jefferson High School and the other in East Portland at Parkrose High School. The third hearing will be held at the PSC's usual meeting place in downtown Portland.
Portland Plan Hearings (oral testimony welcome)
Tuesday, November 8
Oral testimony will be closed after the November 29th hearing. The deadline for written testimony will be extended through Dec. 28, 2011, to allow community groups to compile their thoughts and provide written input (previously the deadline for all testimony was November 30).
Work Session and Recommendation (no testimony taken)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A
Work session continues with a recommendation from the PSC to City Council coming at the end of this meeting.
Written comments on the Portland Plan will be accepted until Dec. 28, 2011.
By email: Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Portland Plan testimony."
Because of the anticipated volume of testifiers, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person.
November 1, 2011
Youth and Others Testify at First Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Portland Plan
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.
November 10, 2011
The Portland Plan - Proposed Draft Now Available for Community Review
It's 2035 and Portland is prosperous, healthy and equitable. That's the goal for the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft, now available for community review.
The Portland Plan is a strategic plan designed to create well-paying jobs, advance social equity, improve educational outcomes and support healthy connected communities. It’s a 25-year plan for Portland’s future -- built around three integrated strategies and an equity framework, with long-range guiding policies and a 5-year action plan to focus on community priorities. It also includes measures of success so we can track our progress and hold ourselves accountable.
During the process of developing the draft plan, Portlanders told us they want to take care of our environment, help businesses create jobs, and make sure everyone gets a good education so they can make enough money to meet their daily needs. But budgets are tight and resources are increasingly scarce, and there will be even more challenges on the horizon.
So it's easy to think we can’t pursue an ambitious plan for our future. However, we also know that we can’t afford not to work for a brighter tomorrow.
The Portland Plan suggests ways for the City and the community to work smarter, be more practical, collaborate with our partners and be ready to take on the difficult conversations necessary to address the challenges ahead and become the city we want to be.
In November, the draft plan will come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) for hearings and recommendation to City Council. Portlanders are encouraged to read the plan and consider commenting formally to the Planning and Sustainability Commission. For more information about the PSC public hearings and to learn how to comment in person or in writing, please visit www.pdxplan.com. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 503-823-1303.
October 17, 2011
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