The public is invited to testify on proposed changes to the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership program, HOU-3.04.VII.B. For-sale units.
To Submit Your Testimony
- Email your testimony to: IHtestimony@portlandoregon.gov
- Fax your testimony to: 503-823-2387
- Mail your testimony to:
421 SW 6th Ave., Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204
- In person: Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm
Portland, Oregon 97204
At the Hearing
When your name is called, go up to the table for testifiers. Speak into the microphone. Each person will be given two minutes to state their testimony. Begin by stating your name as well as any group or organization you are testifying on behalf of. If you have written materials, you can give them to a staff member before you testify.
- It can be helpful to prepare an outline of what you want to say or even write it all out. Practicing a few times can also be beneficial.
- Focus on the major points you want to make. You can submit letters with more detail.
- Repetitive testimony is not always as effective as a planned, coordinated presentation. If you are aware of other people who plan to testify who share your feelings, you can organize a few main speakers from your group to speak about different topics related to the project.
- If you require special visual, audio or other accommodations to testify, please contactJessica Conner, the Rules Coordinator at the Portland Housing Bureau, at least five business days before the meeting with your request.
Deadline for written testimony on the CC2035 Plan extended to Monday, January 22 at noon.
January 18, 2018, the Portland City Council held a public hearing on their draft amendments to the Central City 2035 Plan. Roughly 70 people testified in person on these amendments to the new long-range plan.
At Commissioner Fritz’s suggestions, Council agreed to extend the deadline for written testimony – on the amendments only – until noon on Monday, January 22, 2018. Testifiers may submit their testimony by email or in person.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person: Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, Oregon 97201 Attn: CC2035 Testimony
Read the Amendments Report and the Additional Amendments. (Note: Written testimony will only be taken on Council amendments.)
Vote on amendments moved to March 7 at 2 p.m.
Commissioners originally were scheduled to vote on their amendments to the CC2035 Plan on March 8, 2018, at 2 p.m. That vote has moved up one day; Council will now vote on the amendments at 2 p.m. on March 7.
The final vote on the entire plan is scheduled for May 24, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.
Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that Tuesday, October 18 is the voter registration deadline for the November 8 election.
Oregon voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on Tuesday October 18.
Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the Multnomah County Elections Office, Oregon DMV, post office or public library. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of October 18.
Voters can also register to vote at the Multnomah County Elections Office at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The Multnomah County Elections Office will be open until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18 and can accept voter registrations from any Oregon resident. Other county elections offices should be contacted directly for operating hours.
Registered voters who have moved need to update their voter registration information online at www.oregonvotes.gov or by filling out a new Oregon Voter Registration Card. Voters can check their registration status online at www.oregonvotes.gov.
Ballots for the November 8 election will be mailed to voters beginning on October 19. Multnomah County voters who have questions should call Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-3720.