Starting next week, Metro is hosting a series of online listening sessions where Metro Councilors will hear public input on a potential 2020 transportation funding measure.
Share your views at a virtual session
Tuesday, June 30 for Clackamas County
Monday, July 6 for East Multnomah County
Tuesday, July 7 for Portland
Thursday, July 9 for Washington County
Or email comments in any language to [email protected].
This is the latest round of events Metro has held over the last 18 months to ensure the Get Moving 2020 plan represents the priorities and needs of community members around greater Portland. In July, the Metro Council is expected to consider referring the measure to the November ballot.
The first session is Tuesday, June 30 for residents who live in Clackamas County. Three more will follow on July 6, 7 and 9 for people in East Multnomah County, Portland and Washington County respectively. All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m.
People who wish to provide input at a session are encouraged to sign up in advance using the link in the corresponding calendar listing on Metro's website. Otherwise, attendees can sign up to speak when they join the session. Participants will speak in the order in which they have signed up. The time limit for each speaker will be three minutes.
Sessions will be accessible by phone and video conference. Language interpretation can be requested by calling 503-797-1890 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) at least five days before the event you wish to attend.
Anyone who can’t attend a session may also email feedback of any length in any language to [email protected] by July 9.
All feedback will be shared with the full Metro Council.
Building the Get Moving 2020 plan
For the last 18 months, Metro has worked with community leaders and the public on a potential transportation funding measure to make it safer and easier for everyone to get around as the Portland area continues to grow. The Get Moving 2020 plan includes investments to address traffic and safety in the network of roads and transit routes that connect greater Portland, and ongoing funding for programs across the region.
Metro has relied upon multiple rounds of public engagement, including online surveys and public events around the greater Portland area, to develop the proposed measure. Metro has also partnered with community-based organizations to conduct engagement with communities of color in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. Along with addressing safety and climate concerns, the Metro Council has made racial equity a primary consideration in deciding which projects and programs the measure should fund.
Metro has also worked with advisory bodies to identify and shape potential investments, including a 35-member Task Force, appointed by the Metro Council President, that met from February 2019-2021. Last summer, Metro convened volunteer teams in each county that reviewed potential investments in their communities and provided feedback to the task force based on the needs of their families and communities. Additionally, Metro has engaged with a range of stakeholders, including local governments, businesses, and groups representing environmental and active transportation priorities.
Learn more about the Get Moving 2020 plan