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Please email City your criteria for redeveloping Memorial Coliseum site

Please email the mayor, city auditor, and city commissioners your criteria for any redevelopment of the area now where Memorial Coliseum is, versus the Blazers Corporation plan. WHAT DO YOU WANT? Diverse cultural gathering and arts, town-hall meetings, eco green and sustainability projects with roof/wall/ground/pot plantings for food/fuel/fiber/pollution control, political free speech and displays, 24/7 free public eco restrooms and showers, earthquake-safe building and post-earthquake survival community areas with water and food, free transit, cop-free self-government, chickens in the city, what would seem ideal to you??
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Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Mayor Sam Adams
Commissioner Nick Fish
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Commissioner Dan Saltzman

The redevelopment of the Memorial Coliseum offers an opportunity for the city to improve our community resources and create a space unique to Portland for all to share and enjoy. Portland is listed as the greenest city in the world and the site most likely to be the world's "environmental Mecca" where global climate change and environmental degradation refugees and green technology specialists will move and invest, inspiring a better world for all. Portland can become the economic model for reviving and healing our local, national, and global economy.

Portland City Council should select a development proposal that would:

1. reflect the unique character of our city by including green, public spaces and by showcasing local, small, and minority-owned businesses;

2. be community-owned and supported;

3. engage a broad spectrum of Portlanders;

4. respect and honor the diversity of low-income and no-income Portlanders, providing free public visual art, dance, music, and opportunities to create;

5. provide a safe place for the wealth and health of our city which is dependent upon the richness of diverse points of view, political and cultural perspectives and nonviolent free speech free of police or security harassment or violence or threat, including providing soap box forums, display places with docents/interpreters /speakers, and civil dialog that includes city servants listening to Portland residents for regularly-scheduled town-hall-style topical meetings;
6. showcase environmentally and socially responsible and sustainable practices, including using roofs, walls, drainage, containers, rolling gardens, ponds, and the ground to grow food, fiber, fuel, and air and water pollution reduction/purification, as well as safe 24/7 free public restrooms with water-free compost toilets, low-water toilets, safe diaper and clothing changing rooms and low-water public showers and water-efficient eco-suds clothes washing stations with preparation for later on-site water filtration for brown water for non-food plants and sidewalk cleaning;

7. showcase passive and active solar power, plant power, wind power, etc. and using all roofs to collect water, reduce roof/air temperature, change CO2 to Oxygen, grow plants that further cool the air and reduce air and water pollution and public health/safety hazards;

8. model appropriate earthquake-safe construction and earthquake survival outdoor living and community gathering places for survival with food, water, shelter, safety and peaceful/ hopeful/ democratic community self-government; and

9. be on the 24/7 free public transit (free MAX, free bus, free trolley, free loaner bike/trailer) zone.

Let's take our time and get this right. Let's create a vibrant space that Portlanders can call their own, understand as respectful of all, and feel inspires realistic hope for all Portlanders starting now and for generations to come.

Please reject any plans that don't meet these criteria.

Elected Officials Portfolios and Liaison Responsibilities
Sam Adams, Mayor
Commissioner of Finance and Administration
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-4120
E-mail:  Samadams@ci.portland.or.us
Amanda Fritz
Commissioner of Public Utilities, Position Number 1
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 220, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-3008
E-mail:  amanda@ci.portland.or.us  
Nick Fish
Commissioner of Public Works, Position Number 2
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240, 97204
(503) 823-3589
e-mail:  Nick@ci.portland.or.us
Randy Leonard
Commissioner of Public Safety, Position Number 4
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 210, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-4682
E-mail:  randy@ci.portland.or.us
Dan Saltzman
Commissioner of Public Affairs, Position Number 3
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 230, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-4151
E-mail:  dan@ci.portland.or.us   
LaVonne Griffin-Valade
City Auditor
City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-4078
E-mail:  lavonne.griffin-valade@ci.portland.or.us