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Portland Plan hearing Wednesday

Second hearing on long-range planning document already set for April 25

The City Council will receive its first presentation on the Portland Plan at a Wednesday evening hearing and take testimony on it.

The plan is a top priority of Mayor Sam Adams. It is intended to guide growth in the city of the next 25 years. It is meant to be the successor to such previous ambitious efforts at the Downtown Plan, which led to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Pioneer Square, and the Central City Plan, which expanded the concept of the Central City to include northwest Portland and the inner east side.

The Portland Plan has been two years in the making. It incorporates public comments from dozens of neighborhood forums, hundreds of meetings with community groups and other public outreach efforts. Among other things, it calls for citizens living in all parts of the city to have equal access to all opportunities.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Partner governments, agencies and organizations are scheduled to testify first, including representative or Multnomah County, Portland Public Schools and the Portland Business Alliance. Public testimony will follow.

The second hearing is scheduled for April 25. Additional public testimony will nbe taken then if necessary.

More information on the Portland Plan is available at www.pdxplan.com