Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Rubio announce $2.4 million climate change investment

Part of the money would fund efforts to decarbonize the transportation sector and encourage zero-emission deliveries.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Carmen Rubio are calling a plan to spend $2.4 million an on climate change-related work an “unprecedented investment” that will enable them to “take accelerated, aggressive climate action rooted in racial justice.”

Rubio, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, said in a press release this morning that, “Climate change is not stopping, or even slowing—and our opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and build resilience is fast closing.”

The funding will be included in the 2022-2023 BPS budget request and will include several transportation-related initiative, three new staff positions, and more.

Here’s where the money will go:

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