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Something's Different Here: What's New at metro parks and natural areas

Learn more about new trails in Clackamas County, Fairview, Hillsboro and Portland.

Join Councilor Harrington next Thursday, April 17

Please join me and Metro Councilor [Councilor] next Thursday at the Beaverton Library for a discussion on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future. I am hoping to hear from the many diverse voices of Washington County, giving all of us a chance to learn from each other.  The conversation will an opportunity for you to express your vision for the future to the Metro Council and inform several upcoming regional decisions.

No 5-acre urban lot: Survey aims to look at residents' true housing priorities

Launched as part of Metro's urban growth report, the survey of 800 regional residents, plus another panel of Opt In participants, could shed light on the trade-offs consumers are willing to make to live in the type of neighborhood they desire.

Community leaders speak out on tailpipe reduction, say transit is a priority

Ideas for the future of transportation in the Portland region flew fast and furious last week as community leaders provided feedback on six proposals for Metro's efforts to curb tailpipe emissions in the Portland region. Those ideas came at two workshops used to gather perspectives on transportation in order to shape the region's preferred approach for reducing greenhouse gases.

Portland growth slows, but still among U.S. leaders

The Portland region’s growth slowed last year, the Census Bureau said this week, but the Rose City and its metropolitan area continue to be among the fastest-growing areas of the country.

Your voice is important: Join us for a community forum on the future of our transportation system

Metro is hosting a series of community discussions about the future of transportation investments. Join us on April 3, at the Madison High School Library and meet with Metro councilors Sam Chase, Bob Stacey and Shirley Craddick. This is your opportunity to meet with your councilors, give your input on regional plans, and help shape the future of the region.

Join us at this community forum


5:30 p.m. open house
6:00 p.m. Metro Councilor welcome
6:20 p.m. discussion tables
7:30 p.m. Adjourn

April 3, Multnomah County


Madison High School library
2735 NE 82nd Ave., Portland

Metro is seeking public comments through our survey site www.makeagreatplace.org from Thursday, March 27 through Monday, May 5. You can also give more detailed feedback on the plans and programs that will shape our region for the next 25 years.
Information that you provide will inform:


Community forums will also be held in Clackamas and Washington County:

April 9, Clackamas County

Oak Lodge Sanitary District Building
14611 SE River Road, Milwaukie

April 17, Washington County

Beaverton Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room
12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton

Learn about Metro activities through upcoming presentations in Cornelius on April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Are you interested in what is happening in your local community and our larger metropolitan region? You can learn more about the activities of your local city and Metro at an upcoming presentation with Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington and your local city council. Come hear it in person, see the broadcast on TVCTV public access television, or watch the streaming video on the web.

Public notice: Comment on an analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives for Tualatin River Boat Launch

Metro is providing notice for a public opportunity to review and comment on the draft analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives for the property located at 9665 SW River Road in Hillsboro. The draft ABCA details the analysis and selection of protective cleanup options to address contamination at the site.

Citizen-Oversight Group Praises Zoo Bond Implementation

Elephants at the ZooThe Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region’s voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and sustainability, a citizen-oversight group reports. At a meeting of the Metro Council yesterday, the Oregon Zoo Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee commended Metro and zoo staff for their effectiveness in implementing a host of projects funded by the community-supported bond measure as well as for its responsiveness in addressing committee recommendations and questions.

Your voice is important: Public comment period March 21 to May 5

There's a reason our region has remained such a great place to live – decades of careful planning have preserved neighborhoods, supported our economy and protected the farms, forestland and natural areas that help create the unique sense of place and quality of life for which the region is known. Because good planning is an ongoing process, Metro is seeking your input on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future.