Land Use & Transportation Bulletin

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🌧️💧 Curious about how your city handles stormwater and sewer services?  Dive into the details and hear about recommended rate changes tonight!

The SE Uplift staff have been busy collecting neighborhood land use contact information and notifying the city of changes in the district. During this process, they discovered a problem within the city's website, but it has now been fixed. This means that required notifications and development updates can reach the appropriate contacts. It's important to verify that the information on your neighborhood profile is up to date and includes a universal email that remains constant even if there are changes in the who handles the role.

🙌🏽🎉 Block parties are a great way to connect with neighbors and create temporary changes to local traffic patterns. The Community Safety Division at the Portland Office of Management & Finance is now accepting applications for Party On, Portland! Party On, Portland happens for the first two weeks in August and allow neighbors to shut down local traffic service streets and receive waivers on noise variance permits for block parties. Portland Parks & Recreation will also allow one free event permit per neighborhood association during this time. Register by June 23rd and reimagine your neighborhood block!

You still have opportunity to review the Recommended Draft Land Use & Transportation Committee Charter. Feedback is invited by all people interested.

What's Inside


May Land Use & Transportation Committee 

Meeting Agenda

7:00 p.m. Meeting Start
Welcome and introductions. Brief updates.
7:05 p.m. Sewer and Stormwater Service Rates
Lead: Aaron Abrams, Environmental Services Community Outreach Program Manager
Background: The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services sets sewer and stormwater rates based on the cost of providing sewer and stormwater services. These essential services protect public health and the environment. Environmental Services staff are recommending an update to the way rates are charged, considering equity and affordability goals.
There are several specific technical questions that will benefit from your community input.
Purpose: Join us in understanding how the recommended rate changes align with system operation costs. Share your perspective as residents of southeast Portland and have a say in shaping the recommendation presented to city council in 2024.
8:00 p.m. SE Uplift Land Use & Transportation Charter
Lead: Matchu Williams, SE Uplift Staff
Background: SE Uplift updated the structure for committees of the district office to follow. The Land Use & Transportation Committee must now submit a new Charter for review. The Recommended Draft Land Use & Transportation Committee Charter is an opportunity to make sure the Committee is working fully for all interested district. Committees are Advisory to the SE Uplift Board of Directors unless otherwise specified and each are governed by a charter.
Purpose: Bring the Land Use & Transportation Committee Charter into compliance with SE Uplift policies and vote to advance a Recommended Draft to the Executive Committee for review.
8:30 p.m. Project Updates
Background: There are several active projects underway in the district and new land use representatives in the district. Let's take some time to get to know each other and share what we are working on with our neighbors.
Purpose: Get to know our colleagues, resources, and areas of collaboration, identify topics of interest in the coming year.
9:00 p.m. Meeting Concludes


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