Portland Plan News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2010
Bureau of Planning & Sustainability
Portland Area Leaders Kick Off Portland Plan Phase Two at SE Portland Workshops
WHAT: Portland residents are invited to participate in the Portland Plan Phase Two Community Workshops, starting next week!
Featuring door prizes, refreshments and live music, the first workshop kicks off Monday evening, April 26 at 6:30 pm at Central Catholic High School Cafeteria in Southeast Portland.
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 New Seasons, Pastini Pasteria, Pizzicato, Grand Central Baking Co., Meat Cheese Bread, Bunk Sandwiches, Artemis Café and Metro. 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 by RSVPing to the Monday event on Twitter and Facebook: @PDXPlan and Facebook/pdxplan. More details at pdxplan.com
WHEN: Monday, April 26, 2010, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Central Catholic High School, Cafeteria, 2401 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
WHO: Mayor Sam Adams, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, 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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