Next month, the Metro Council wants to hear directly from the public about transportation investments that could be a part of a 2020 transportation funding ballot measure.
On Monday, Jan. 13th, the public is invited to comment at a special Metro Council hearing dedicated to testimony on the potential funding measure. The Get Moving hearing will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Metro Regional Center at 600 NE Grand Ave. in Portland.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing throughout the hearing, Metro staff and local transportation planners will be on hand to answer questions about projects and programs that could be included in a funding measure.
Since January of this year, the Transportation Funding Task Force appointed by the Metro Council President has met regularly to advise the Council on a possible 2020 funding measure addressing traffic and safety on some of the region’s most dangerous and congested corridors. At each meeting, the Transportation Funding Task Force has heard public testimony from community members. In December, the Task Force voted to recommend a package of investments to improve traffic and safety on 13 corridors throughout the Portland area. Council will consider the Task Force recommendation at a work session on January 14.
If you wish to provide verbal testimony, please plan to sign up in person at Metro between 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13. Verbal testimony at the hearing will be limited to two minutes.
Written testimony of any length may be shared at the meeting or by e-mail at [email protected]. Written comments received by 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 will be shared with Metro Councilors prior to the meeting.