The proposed city RIP regulations and zoning changes related to removal of exclusive single family home zoning, reduced size of permitted new single family homes, and Design Overlay Zone Assessment (DOZA), passed in a surprisingly close 5-4 vote of Portland’s appointed Planning and Sustainability Commission.
The 5-4 vote sends the controversial proposal to rezone 93 percent of the city's single-family neighborhoods for up to four housing units on most residential lots to the City Council for consideration this summer.
Come and hear thoughtful and informative perspectives on the subject matter from two speakers:
Andre Baugh, Diversity Coordinator for the Sellwood Bridge Project
Mr. Baugh was a member of the Planning committee that recently voted 5-4 to pass the RIP plan (although Mr. Baugh voted no). Andre had a successful career with Weyerhaeuser and in 1999 started his own consulting business, Group AGB, Ltd. Since 2008, he has served on the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission which he has chaired since 2012. In 2015, Andre was awarded the City of Portland’s 30th Annual Spirit of Portland Mayor’s Award.
Sandra Wood, Supervising Planner, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Sandra is a Supervising Planner at the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. As manager of the Bureau’s Code Development Studio, she is an expert in implementation tools and the City’s legislative process. She has managed more than 15 projects to amend Portland’s zoning code and has worked in both long-range and current planning since 1995. Ms. Wood is also the advisor to the Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission. She holds degrees in Urban Planning and Political Science from Virginia Tech.
Coffee and breakfast goodies sponsored by EPCC. Facility sponsored by Adventist Health.
Directions: We meet on the Lower Level in Education Room A. Go in the main entrance of Adventist Health's main hospital, walk down the hallway and take the elevator or stairs to the lower level, walk down the hallway toward the cafeteria, we are on the right and you will see a Chamber sign outside the door. Adventist Main Hospital Map