Metro Council is holding a public hearing in Portland to hear from the public and vote on a proposed ordinance considering the housing and employment capacity of the region's Urban Growth Boundary.

Metro has been considering how to determine the region's capacity for housing, employment, and other land uses through 2030. If Metro determines there is a deficit in the 20-year supply, Metro can take two years to decide on how to make-up that deficit - through expanding the UGB, adopting measures to use land more efficiently, or a combination of both. The good news: Metro is not proposing a UGB expansion in 2010. However, the ordinance before Metro sets the stage for a UGB expansion in 2011. Metro assumes there will be a need for yet more farm land for housing and large-lot industrial uses.

We encourage you to make your voice heard at the Metro Council meeting December 16, from 2:30-4:00pm, at the Metro Regional Center Council Chambers, 900 NE Grand in Portland. For more information and ideas to support your testimony, see http://www.friends.org/about/portlandmetro.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm