Metro is inviting the community to help shape a potential parks and nature bond measure that voters could consider in 2019.
A future bond measure would build on decades of voter investments that have allowed Metro to protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and connect people with nature close to home. It would also advance Metro’s commitment to racial equity, making sure all people benefit from investments in parks and nature.
Likely areas of investment include protecting land, improving parks and natural areas, and supporting community projects.
Stay tuned for information about events, surveys and other ways to get involved.
Summer and fall 2018: Weigh in on priorities and themes.
Late 2018: Stakeholder table makes recommendations to Metro leaders.
Early 2019: Metro Council considers proposed bond framework.
Winter and spring 2019: Community and stakeholder input helps shape project list.
May/June 2019: Metro Council decides whether to send bond to voters.
November 2019: Voters could consider potential parks and nature bond.
Guided by community needs and a commitment to advancing racial equity, a Stakeholder Table will make recommendations to Metro staff regarding a potential bond measure to protect and connect nature and people.
The Table includes a diverse range of perspectives and experience. It began meeting in September 2018 and will continue meeting in spring 2019. See a roster below.