Testimony for the Central City 2035 plan is accepted until Friday, September 22th at 5PM. A burst of testimony could keep Portland from making a BIG mistake by wasting millions on new parking structures.
Take five minutes today and make a difference!
2 Minutes – watch this testimony from September 7th:
30 Seconds – Start an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: CC2035 Testimony
1 Minute – Ask council to require that any new parking built with city involvement be 100% convertible to active uses.
1 Minute – Ask council to remove incentives to build new parking garages from action plan items TR7, TR22, RC58, and RC4.
30 Seconds – Sign your name and address. Hit send.
Of course you can always take more time and write a longer letter. Check out our previous coverage for more details.
There are lots of other important things in CC2035 to comment on, for example:
- Many people asked council to reduce allowable heights in the west end of downtown, lowering these heights will make it harder to build much needed housing in the city core.
- The proposal contains support for widening our urban freeway (Interstate 5 at the Rose Quarter). Widening urban freeways has never solved traffic congestion.
Thank you for taking the time to make Portland a better and more sustainable city.