Metro leaders have a choice next summer – do they continue a sometimes-controversial tax to pay for that planning, and if so, what should that planning money go towards?
The Portland region recovered a record 62 percent of its waste in 2012, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The region also saw a drop in the amount of waste disposed per person, marking the sixth year of a downward trend.
Metro venues from the West Hills to East Portland host special events all month long.
Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
Every four years, to meet federal anti-discrimination guidelines, Metro is required to update its public involvement plans for transportation projects that receive federal funding. This cycle, what the agency is putting forth is more in-depth than ever.
Tilly, a North American river otter at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to another pup Nov. 8, her second this year. The new arrival weighed just shy of 5 ounces at birth and has nearly tripled that thanks to mom's naturally high-fat milk.
It's quarterly update time with city councils in Washington County District 4!
The fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.
If you had a budget, a marker in hand, and a map of the region before you, where would you draw transit lines, and how often would you want them to run? At a community planning forum in Tigard last week, TriMet and Metro asked community members this question, putting them into a transportation planner's world through a participatory planning exercise.
Representatives of the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project brought their latest report to the Metro Policy Advisory Committee Wednesday night, and to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation Thursday morning. Both committees are made up of leaders from around the Portland region.