FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2013
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Portland, Ore. — The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is currently recruiting Portlanders to fill vacancies on an existing Community Involvement Committee for the Comprehensive Plan and three new advisory committees as the project moves into Task 5: Implementation. Community members and technical experts are needed for the Transportation System Plan, Mixed Use Zoning Code Project and Campus Institution Zoning Update advisory committees. More information about these projects, applications and key contacts are included below.
Community Involvement Committee (CIC): This is an existing committee with vacancies. Members will review and provide input on the public involvement efforts for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The CIC makes recommendations to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) and project staff on ways to maintain and improve public involvement activities to ensure outreach efforts for the plan are as inclusive and effective as possible. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2013. Please contact Marty Stockton (503-823-2041, email@example.com) for more information about this committee.
New Advisory Committees Forming
Transportation System Plan (TSP): The Bureaus of Transportation and Planning and Sustainability are establishing a TSP Expert Group as part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Interested community members should formally apply to be part of the committee. Application deadline is Nov. 8, 2013. Please contact Courtney Duke (503-823-7265, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachael Hoy (503-823-9715, email@example.com) with questions.
Institutional Zoning Project: This project will develop new campus institution zoning procedures and standards, and identify infrastructure investments that could facilitate institutional employment growth. Application deadline is Nov. 22, 2013. Please contact John Cole (503-823-3475, firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Mixed Use Zones Project: The Mixed Use Zones Project will develop new mixed use planning and zoning designations that can be used to implement the Centers and Corridors concepts that emerged with the Portland Plan and are being proposed with the Comprehensive Plan Update. The project will focus on the city’s commercial and central employment zones, and the places outside the Central City where these zones are applied. The online application will be available by October 28. Application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013. Please contact Barry Manning (503-823-7965, email@example.com) with questions.