Back in 2008, I was part of the stakeholder committee for “Safe, Sound and Green” – an attempt to generate additional revenue for PBOT. It was partially successful, helping push a statewide gas tax increase forward.
But that slug of revenue turned out to be less than expected due to countervailing trends. And Portland dedicated a big chunk of that bump to the Sellwood Bridge. So Commissioner Novick and the Mayor are at it again, starting with a set of open houses like the ones we had in 2008. Here’s the schedule:
- Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon St.
- Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 at Immigrant & Refuge Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.
- Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway
See you at an open house next month!