Coming Up on October 27thOctober 18, 2009
6pm – Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing
The public comment draft of the “The Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030” has been out since Oct. 5th and this is the first formal public hearing in the process, although there have been many, many open houses and community meetings leading up to this point.
[Full disclosure – I am a member of the Steering Committee for this plan and served on several working groups that developed specific sections of the plan.]
8pm – Portland Plan Update
No testimony – Staff will give an update on the process for the Portland Plan. I’ll be doing a post soon about my thoughts on the Portland Plan process and upcoming community meetings.
8:30pm – RICAP 5
Worksession (the public hearing was closed after the last meeting, which was in fact an extension of the prior public hearing). There are two remaining issues likely to get discussion:
- The bicycle parking ratio – There was some consensus at the last meeting toward the 1.5 spaces/unit, but there are also some questions and I anticipate further discussion. You can find some discussion of this topic on the BikePortland blog.
- Garages on skinny houses in some specific zones – Lots of testimony by developers last time about how important it is to retain the garage option, but also some apparent lack of common understanding about exactly how many lots around the City this change applies to. Staff will be presenting maps to help clarify the reach of the amendment.
I think it’s very likely that we will complete our recommendation to City Council on RICAP 5 at this meeting.