Inspiring Communities
ational experts and local panelists in the fields of economic development, environmental justice, education, community health and sustainable systems shared fresh perspectives on what strategies have worked elsewhere during this five-part series.
Phase I
Portlanders reviewed the issues facing our community by reviewing background reports on numerous topics, responding to surveys and attending workshops. Based on this public input, staff developed a set of goals for nine action areas.
Phase II
Portlanders reviewed and commented on draft goals for the nine action areas online, at workshops and in surveys. Results showed that our top priorities are living wage jobs, raising the bar for quality education and providing a healthy environment.
Phase III
At fairs and community meetings, Portlanders shared their big ideas for building integrated strategies. With this input and from Phase II, staff developed an equity framework along with draft strategies around jobs, education and a healthy connected city.
Phase IV
During public hearings and work sessions, the Planning and Sustainability Commission reviewed the Proposed Draft, responded to public comment and directed staff to make revisions. The PSC presented a new draft; unanimously adopted by City Council.
The City and partners will implement the Portland Plan in many different ways, including intergovernmental agreements, legislative advocacy, revised budget instructions and city practices, and the Comprehensive Plan Update.