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Coming Up on April 13th

April 8, 2010

Official Agenda

Two topics coming up on Tuesday:

12:30pm Portland Milwaukie Light Rail Project Conceptual Design Report
Action: Hearing / Recommendation

I expect that we’ll hear a number of comments on urban design issues at different stations along the alignment.

I’ll be looking to highlight a couple of issues:

  • Does the finance plan impact future operations by converting funds from operating to capital?
  • Are there opportunities to leverage a likely increase in the Federal Transit Administrations definition of the catchment area for bike and ped projects near stations to help build out elements of the City bicycle plan?

At the conclusion of the hearing we’ll be making our recommendation to City Council. This is likely the last time Planning Commission will weigh in on this project, so don’t miss the opportunity to give us your thoughts.

1:30pm Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project
Action: Continued Hearing / Work Session

We’ll be joined again by the Forestry Commission for a joint meeting.

We will continue the tree plan public hearing from last meeting, then hear staff’s thoughts on comments received to date. We have two work sessions reserved at future meetings to process this before we make a recommendation to City Council. If you didn’t get a chance to testify last month, this is your opportunity!

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