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Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC)
Agenda - Everyone Welcome!
August 19 7pm-9pm / 3534 SE Main Street, Portland
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
Exploring Displacement- Causes, Prevention Strategies, and Lessons Learned from Living Cully

Lead: Cameron Herrington, Anti-Displacement Program Manager, Living Cully

Background:  During our discussions of housing affordability and opportunity with a focus on single-dwelling zones, the topic of displacement keeps coming up. Participants have expressed concern that past and future growth, along with policy proposals, will lead to greater displacement of current neighbors.

Living Cully’s anti-displacement program works to prevent the displacement of low-income residents and people of color from the Cully neighborhood while they also seek to preserve and expand the stock of permanently affordable housing — so that Cully will always be a place where lower-income folks, people of color, immigrants and refugees, working families and older adults can find stable, affordable homes. Living Cully has been doing this work for nearly a decade and was one of the first to craft a plan focused specifically on preventing displacement: "Not in Cully: Anti-Displacement Strategies for the Cully Neighborhood, in June 2013 . See the full document here.

Purpose:  Learn about what others areas in Portland (that have some history doing this work) have done to address and prevent displacement. What are lessons learned, and what they see as additional opportunities to prevent displacement moving forward - including proposals in single-dwelling zones.
Oregon's Urban Growth Boundary and Housing Supply - the Background, the Myths, and the Tradeoffs.

Lead: Marisa Zapata, Associate Professor of Land-use Planning

Background:   Oregon's Urban Growth Boundary - one of the tools to protect farms and forests from urban sprawl and promote the efficient use of land, public facilities and services inside the boundary - is also a point of contention in the region as we face pressure of how and where to grow to maintain a sufficient housing supply and manage housing affordability. For more information go here .
Purpose: Much of the available land inside this boundary is zoned single-dwellings. Is this the best use of limited land, should the boundary expand further to allow for more land for similar housing type, is Metro pushing local cities hard enough to better utilize land within the UGB, what do we loose if we continue to expand the UDG, is there a balance that can be reached? Learn more about this regional policy tool (the UGB), engage in discussion on what we can and should do moving forward.
What's Going on in SE Portland?
Educational Opportunity for Transportation Enthusiasts

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is pleased to announce the 2019  Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution , a 10-week course that will weave together transportation topics as they intersect with land use, mobility, social justice and racial equality. Class begins October 3 rd ,   and meets Thursday nights from 6:40-8:40 p.m. at Portland State University (PSU). The class will cap at 30 students with scholarships available. To learn more, go here.  
Residential Infill Project (RIP) Update

The Residential Infill Project Recommended Draft , which serves as the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s recommendations to City Council, is now ready for public review! City Council will hold a public hearing on the Recommended Draft in November 2019, followed by council deliberation, possible amendments, and decision. 

Morgan Tracy, RIP Project Manager will attend SE Uplift's LUTC meeting in September (change from August) to share information in the latest draft and answer questions.
How is the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Fixing our Streets going?

The City Auditor's Office released a report this summer sharing information about the status of projects funded by the Fixing our Streets Program. Worth a look and can be used to keep agencies accountable for commitments made related to transportation projects. The  report and the  highlights here.
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