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Engage with Metro and help shape the future of the region by contributing your ideas on land use, transportation, recycling, parks, trails and how we grow. Learn about your rights and find out how to participate in public involvement opportunities.

Opt In: Metro's opinion panel

Add your voice to decisions that affect you and your community by joining Metro's new online opinion panel. It's quick, easy and confidential. Let the Metro Council know what's important to you.Learn more

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Public comment period, March 21 to May 5

During the comment period, take a short survey to inform the plans and program below and other plans and policies being decided, or you may choose to give public comment. Share your views

Public review drafts of the following were released for comment on March 20 and 21.
2014 Regional Transportation Plan
Regional Active Transportation Plan
2015-18 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program

Southwest Corridor Plan

Find out about the comprehensive planning effort to create livable and sustainable communities along the corridor between Portland, Tigard and Sherwood through integrated community investments in land use and transportation.Learn more

2015 growth management decision

Every five years Metro assesses the capacity of the region's urban growth boundary to accommodate population growth. Learn about the milestones and timeline for the Metro Council's next growth management decision, anticipated at the end of 2015. Learn more

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project

Learn about options to improve transit service and enhance neighborhoods along Powell and Division.Learn more

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Metro's Diversity Action Plan

In November 2012, the Metro Council adopted the agency's first Diversity Action Plan, which seeks to create an inclusive workplace culture and promote broader and more diverse engagement practices to better connect people to Metro's decision-making process. Learn about Metro's goals, strategies and actions to increase the diversity and cultural competence of Metro's 1,554 employees.Read the plan

Public records requests

Metro is committed to transparency and customer service in its policy and practice regarding public records requests. Choose from several options to view or request public records. Go

Guidelines for public testimony

Find out how to provide public testimony to the Metro Council in person, by mail or by e-mail. These guidelines were created to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to be heard. Go

Public engagement guide

Read Metro's policies that establish consistent procedures to ensure all people have reasonable opportunities to be engaged in planning and policy process.Go

Protecting your civil rights

In order to ensure that your civil rights are protected, Metro follows Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Executive Order on Environmental Justice and the social equity elements of the region's values statements. Go

Metro advisory committees

Committees made up of everyone from mayors to neighbors and business owners to bike advocates advise the Metro Council, Auditor and staff. Connect to committee members, attend a meeting or find agendas and meeting notes. Go


As a Metro volunteer, you will be directly involved in improving and protecting the region's great places for people, wildlife and future generations. Share your energy and ideas and make your own unique contribution. Go

Public meetings and events

Período para recibir comentarios del público, 21 de marzo hasta 5 de mayo

Comparta su visión del futuro de su comunidad y de la región y ayude a determinar las inversiones y acciones para convertir esa visión en realidad.


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Metro news

Find news, stories and things to do on Metro's website. Subscribe to daily, weekly or monthly email digests, or view updates in your news reader.Go

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