Advisory committee appointed for Comp Plan update

January 6, 2015

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has appointed a sixteen member community advisory committee to assist with policy development for the county’s Comprehensive Plan update that is now underway.  Originally adopted in 1977, the current Comprehensive Plan needs to be revisited and revised to reflect the times and to better guide future land use, transportation and capital improvement decisions in unincorporated areas that are outside the urban growth boundary.

The sixteen residents of Multnomah County who were appointed to serve on the committee were selected based on information provided in their applications. The composition of the committee is evenly divided between east county and west county representatives. The county Planning Commission will have a non-voting, ex-officio position on the Community Advisory Committee.  Committee members are listed online at https://multco.us/landuse/committees.

The committee’s first meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21 in Room 126 of the Multnomah County Building, located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. The meeting is open to the public.  The agenda for this first meeting will be an overview of the project, including the process that will be used and the protocols that committee members will follow.  The committee will meet throughout this year with the expectation of completing work on the plan update at this time next year.

For up-to-date meeting dates, times and locations visit: multco.us/landuse/meetings-and-events.