Planning and Sustainability Commission extends deadline for written testimony on Portland Plan


Last week, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) completed the second of three hearings on the Portland Plan. I am encouraged by the depth and thoughtfulness of the comments we have heard so far.

The Commission will hold one more public hearing on November 29th and then will have work sessions in December and January. A final recommendation to Council is expected on January 10th.

Your comments are extremely important to the success of this plan. Originally public testimony was to end on November 30th, just after the last PSC hearing, however several people have asked for an extension. In response, we have extended the deadline for written testimony through December 28th. Oral testimony will be closed after the hearing on November 29th.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful review and continued work with the Portland Plan.

All the best,
Susan Anderson
Director, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Hearing and Work Sessions

Hearing: November 29, 2011 (oral and written testimony welcome)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
Portland, OR 97201
5:30 p.m.

Work Session: December 13, 2011 (written testimony only)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
Portland, OR 97201
12:30 p.m.

Work Session: January 10, 2011 (no testimony taken)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
Portland, OR 97201
12:30 p.m.

To submit written comments

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

By email: Send comments to 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, oral comments at the November 29th meeting will be limited to 3 minutes per person.

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