UPDATED: Draft Portland Plan Goes Before Planning and Sustainability Commission - November 1, 2011
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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
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Jefferson High School
5210 N Kerby Avenue
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver Street
Tuesday, November 29
5:30 - 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


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 (written testimony only)
Tuesday,  December 13
12:30 - 3 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


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. 
To submit written comments

Written comments on the Portland Plan will be accepted until Dec. 28, 2011.


By email: Send comments to psc@portlandoregon.gov with the subject line "Portland Plan testimony."
By mail: Send a letter with your comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201-5380, Attn: Portland Plan testimony.

For more information or if you have questions, please call 503-823-1303.
Tips for Commenting
When submitting testimony to the PSC (whether in person or in writing), please share the following:

  • What part of the plan are you testifying about?

  • What are the reasons you like something or would like to change something? Facts that support your reasons are always a good idea.

  • How does the proposal affect you or your organization?

Because of the anticipated volume of testifiers, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person.
About the Planning and Sustainability Commission
The Planning and Sustainability Commission is a volunteer group that advises City Council on Portland's long-range goals, policies and programs for land use, planning and sustainability. For more information, please visit their website.
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.


Progress Report


The 2017 Progress Report shows how the 142 actions in the Portland Plan are moving forward and highlights new opportunities and heightened priorities to advance the City’s goals.


The Portland Plan


The Portland Plan was unanimously adopted by City Council on April 25, 2012.


Questions? Call 503-823-7700

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