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Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC)
Agenda - Everyone Welcome!
March 16th 7pm-9pm / 3534 SE Main Street, Portland
Be a good neighbor, please stay home if you are feeling ill. We will avoid shaking hands, have hand sanitizer available, SE Uplift will disinfect surfaces before and after this event.
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

  • BPS Project Check-in
  • Land Use and Transportation- related announcements
Audit Services Division Shares Land Use/Transportation-Related Audits and More!

Lead: Jenny Scott, Mary Hull Caballero, and Kari Guy from the Auditor's Office

Background: The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office. The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and equity of City bureaus, offices and functions. Much of their work touches land use and transportation-related topics, community investments, and more. The audits use available data to assess what's been promised, what's been delivered, and provide recommendations on how the responsible party can improve, if off track. Go here to search and read audits by category.

Purpose: If you are a nerd for accountability and outcomes, want to know if what was promised is being realized, and if not, what can be done about it... then this is the session for you!

Staff from the City Auditor's office will share information about their office, how neighbors can make requests, and dive into a few audits related to land use and transportation.

Auditor staff will share what they have been working on, results of the following recent audits:

  • Short Term Rentals
  • Portland Housing Bond: Early implementation results mostly encouraging
  • The recently Golf Audit

It's also possible staff may be able to answer questions about other published audits... there were too many to choose just three. Go here to see a list by year.

Exploring Community Advocacy Issues & Land Use/Transportation Updates

  • Urban form, creative development, and design - share what she is working on and solicit volunteers.

Purpose:   A number of advocacy issues are bubbling up or require updates. This is an opportunity for neighbors to share issue and ideas important to them, and updates of advocacy efforts going on across the city.
What's Going on in SE Portland?
Climate Emergency Declaration - Weigh in by March 16th

The City wants to hear your feedback on the draft before March 16!  Read the draft declaration and submit comments here.

After six months of working with residents, businesses, youth leadership, city bureaus, social justice organizations and environmental organizations, the City has released a draft Climate Emergency Declaration. 

This declaration advances climate justice and climate action initiatives led by the community, especially frontline communities of color and youth.
Passionate about Housing? - Join a Committee!

The Portland Housing Bureau convenes, encourages, and supports community dialogue and partnerships that inform strategic housing decisions. The Housing Bureau is looking to fill multiple positions on several of our advisory bodies. 

Each advisory body uniquely supports the mission of the Housing Bureau, to meet the housing needs of the people of Portland. They encourage applicants with a diversity of lived experiences, work experiences, and perspectives to submit applications. 

Go here to learn more and apply!
Air Quality Update - Percision Castparts Update

March 18th the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a public information meeting about air quality near Precision Castparts at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave) at 6pm (presentations set to start at 6:30pm).

DEQ and Oregon Health Authority staff will present and answer questions about the public health assessment, general air quality monitoring, and Precision Castparts' air quality permit and status in Cleaner Air Oregon.
Review of two Tree Code Exemptions

This fall, City Council directed the Bureau of Development Services and Urban Forestry to assess and make recommendations on two exemptions in Title 11 Tree code related to tree diameter and exemptions in commercial and industrial zones.

Save the dates! BDS will host two community informational forums - April 2nd and early May to share their economic analysis and heat island data with community and get feedback. This is also a time for community to share other areas of the tree code needing to be examined/ explored in a next stage.

Come out and share your perspective with bureau staff and even City Council about what is working and what is not working.
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Leah Fisher
(503) 232 0010