8:30 – Brainstorm Session – Communications with Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) (Leah Fisher)
Overview: District Coalitions and Neighborhood Associations have a clear connection with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) through the District Liaison Program. We do not have this same level of communication and access to other Bureaus such as PBOT. This has created challenges over the years for both parties, on city-wide and smaller neighborhood-level projects. Not surprising, this challenge is not unique to Southeast, and coalition staff are partnering to come up with some solutions to improve our relationship and communications with PBOT. As local advocates, I’m curious what concerns you have, what solutions you propose, what is working well with PBOT what could be improved, and any other background, thoughts, or ideas you have in approaching this issue.
Purpose: Spend time collecting challenges, possible solutions, and other background and context for Leah to take back to colleagues at the coalition offices to address relations between PBOT and neighborhoods. *If you are not able to attend this meeting in person but have comments, please emailLeah Fisher.
Applicability: Transportation Representatives/ All Neighborhoods