Mayor Tom Potter's Portland Plan is having a Leadership Summit June 14th. The Portland Plan is a continuation of Vision PDX, which involved many activist and community groups. It started very positive. Many community activist invested their heart, soul and energy.
The Portland Plan reflects the hopes and dreams of our ideals. What it isn't connected to is results, funding or commitments of follow through from any candidates running for Mayor.
Without commitment funding and follow through what you get are budget cuts, lack of staffing and programs left to flounder. Look at what is happening to the Ten Year Plan To End Homelessness.
When Eric Sten left office the budget was cut. Look at the work done by the SAFE committee to develop fair policies of enforcing the Title 14 Sit Lie law were the community consensus was abandoned. The result is sweeping the homeless out of sight instead of working toward solutions.
It's hard to advocate using the energy of community activist on another committee going nowhere.
Below is a email from a good hard working member of Tom Potter's staff.
The attached letter from Mayor Potter invites you to the Portland Plan: Leadership Summit on Friday, June 6 at the Oregon Convention Center. If you have already registered, thank you. We will be sending you more information as the day draws near.
If you have not registered, please take a moment to read Mayor Potter's invitation, which explains the purpose of the Leadership Summit and our desire for a broad spectrum of community leaders to attend and participate. There is a place in the Mayor's letter that takes you immediately into registration, which only takes a couple of minutes. Please register at your earliest convenience so that we can make your experience at the Summit the best.
The Portland Plan: Leadership Summit is one of several events the Bureau of Planning is putting on to inform and engage Portlanders about the long-range planning and development of our city. In addition to the Leadership Summit on June 6, the Bureau of Planning is hosting nearly a dozen meetings throughout Portland during May to explain the process of updating our comprehensive plan and listen to community feedback about the Portland Plan.
Following the Leadership Summit, two more Community Summits will be held on Saturday, June 14 (one on the east side and one on the west) so that those who could not attend the June 6th event can partake in the program.
We hope you will join us for one or more of these events. To register for the Portland Plan: Leadership Summit, you can click on the link in Mayor Potter's invitation or go directly to www.regonline.com/portlandplan.
<<Mayor's Invitation to Portland Plan Leadership Summit.pdf>>
Public Engagement Coordinator for The Portland Plan
City of Portland, Bureau of Planning
1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 4100
Portland, Oregon 97201-5350
The Portland Plan is an inclusive, citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, development of Portland over the next 30 years. The plan will build on the work the community did through visionPDX which captured and fleshed out our shared values of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability, equity and accessibility, and community connectedness and distinctiveness
We invite you to continue this community/city partnership in a shared effort to turn our vision into a reality.