Portlanders Ask City Council To Eliminate Parking Requirements

On October 6th, the first of two hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Project were held at city hall and Portland’s Shoupistas asked city council to eliminate parking requirements in Mixed Use Zones.

At least eight Portlanders, out of approximately 40 citizens who testified on many topics, asked the commissioners to place a higher priority on housing people rather than garaging cars:

This in-person testimony is important, but we are asking others to submit letters to city council members and as official comprehensive plan testimony.   Join Oregon Walks, Portland for Everyone, and other concerned citizens and ask City Council to trade parking requirements for more affordable housing.  Ask them to eliminate parking requirements in mixed-use zones.

We have prepared a document with talking points for your convenience.

Send testimony to City Council

Before midnight on Thursday, October 13th you can send written testimony to cputestimony@portlandoregon.gov with subject line “Comprehensive Plan Implementation.”

Write to the Commissioners

Send an email to the members of City Council.  We suggest you do this by October 13th.

Write to Commissioner Steve Novick, Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Nick Fish, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, and Commissioner Amanda Fritz.  Your letter doesn’t need to be very long or wonky, simply let them know that you value housing for people over shelter for cars.



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