600 NE Grand Ave
Wed Oct 16, 5:30PM – 8:00PM @ Metro Regional Center, council chamber, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland
Metro is the region’s planning organization, responsible for long range land use planning and maintaining the Portland-area urban growth boundary. Metro is also responsible for planning the region’s transportation system, though it is a separate organization from TriMet, which operates most of the region’s buses and the MAX Light Rail system. Metro is currently overseeing a $652.8 million regional bond for affordable housing, passed in November 2018.
Metro is now preparing a transportation improvement measure for the November 2020 ballot. Referred to as Metro 2020, this measure will propose approximately $20 billion in funding for transportation improvements in the Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas county region. A transportation task force has been meeting to determine the corridors, programs, and projects that will receive improvements. The more people showing up to these meetings, the more scrutiny and pressure we can exert to make this a green new deal for transportation, instead of billions of dollars for fossil fuel car infrastructure! Write a letter to submit as written testimony, sign up to testify, or just show up in support. Wear red! Contact Jessie – email@example.com – with any questions.