Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 7th, 2008 at 8:10 am
City Commissioner Sam Adams at a Safe, Sound
and Green Street Town Hall in October.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)
Commissioner Adams’ Safe, Sound and Green Streets transportation funding proposal will be up for consideration by City Council on Wednesday.
The proposal, which includes $24 million for 110 miles of new bike boulevards (among other things), seeks to create new city fees to pay for a growing street maintenance backlog and traffic safety improvements.
In light of the City Council hearing, Adams has posted numerous documents and details about the proposal (including a PDF of the presentation he’ll give at the hearing) on his blog.
PDOT has also sent out notice of a press event at
Sellwood Riverfront Park (below the Sellwood Bridge) at 2:00 pm tomorrow the Multnomah County Bridge Shop (1403 SE Water Ave) at 3:00pm to highlight the hearing and announce the endorsement of the proposal by the 89-member stakeholder committee.
Adams, Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, and representatives from the stakeholder committee will be in attendance.
The Safe, Sound and Green Streets proposal will be heard by City Council at 2:00pm this Wednesday (1/9) in Council Chambers.
This is the “first reading” of the proposal and it is an opportunity to testify (come early to sign-up) with your comments and concerns. The “second reading” and official vote will be on January 16th (stay tuned for details on that).
For more information about the proposal check out SafeandSoundStreets.com.