In addition to input from community members around greater Portland, a range of groups and committees will guide the update of the Regional Waste Plan that Metro Council adopts.
The Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) and Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee (SWAAC) will provide input at key decision points during each phase of plan development.
Equity Work Group
The Equity Work Group will help ensure the plan development fully incorporates equity in the planning process and outcomes and advances Metro’s progress towards the racial equity goals in its Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The work group is comprised of representatives of communities of color and other historically marginalized groups that are impacted by the plan outcomes.
Technical work groups
Metro has also convened a set of technical work groups to review draft materials and analysis and assist with developing a strategy to achieve the region’s vision. Work group members include topical and technical experts, community organizations and local government representatives.
August 2017: Metro Council endorses statement of values and principles.
January 2018: Metro Council, MPAC and SWAAC review draft vision and goals.
July 2018: Metro Council, MPAC and SWAAC review draft strategies and actions.
October 2018: Metro Council considers adoption of 2030 Regional Waste Plan.