Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 1st, 2010 at 11:55 am
Tonight in Northwest Portland the City will hold its first of three Budget Hearings. To coincide with these hearings, the City has launched an online survey to find out how citizens feel about spending priorities.
With the recent passage of the 2030 Bike Plan, there has been a lot of headlines and discussion about transportation funding. These hearings are an excellent opportunity to tell Mayor Adams and City Council members what their priorities should be.
On their blog last week, The Bicycle Transportation Alliance said that the $7 million PBOT has planned for bike projects next year "is not enough" and that, "At the current funding level, Portland will not be able to build out the Bike Plan for 2030 until 2097. We should ask for more."
Back in 2007 a group of people who care about bicycling rode to a budget hearing in Southwest Portland to make their feelings known. Another bike ride is planned for the hearing next Saturday (3/6) in Northeast Portland.
For more coverage of this issue, view our PBOT budget tag.
The first budget hearing happens tonight at Montgomery Park in NW Portland. See details on all three hearings below and visit the City's budget website for full details.
- Community Budget Hearings:
Monday, March 1st, 6:00-8:30 PM
2701 NW Vaughn St.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 6:00-8:30 PM
Mt. Scott Community Center
SE 72nd Ave & Harold St.
Saturday, March 6th, 1:00-3:30 PM
IRCO Community Space
10301 NE Glisan St.
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