City Council S2HC hearing -- we need amendments from PSC & community to be introduced

Tim McCormick

Dear Councilmembers,
I am watching the City Council hearing now, and was extremely surprised to see that the overview of community feedback and amendments, as presented by BPS/ Eric Engstrom omitted any mention of: 
  1. the Planning and Sustainability Commission's recommendations from transmittal letter, and 
  2. all community-proposed amendments other than those of Portland: Neighbors Welcome. 
I urge you to bring these crucial materials, representing a tremendous amount of Portland citizen input and deliberation over the last year, into the discussion and listed as potential amendments for public discussion. 

The amendments proposed by PSC, and other community groups PDX Shelter Forum and PDX Main Streets, can be found at: > Amendments. 

Thank you for your commitment to robust public discussion of this important legislation, including the roles of citizen input such as those delegated to the Planning & Sustainability Commission.  

Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 

cc/ Eli Spevak, PSC
Steph Routh, PSC 
Sean Green, co-director, Portland Shelter Forum 
Council Clerk 
Helen Jung, Op-ed Editor, The Oregonian
Political Team / Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian 
Nicole Hayden, Homelessness reporter, The Oregonian
Shane Kavanaugh, Reporter, The Oregonian 
Rebecca Ellis, Reporter, City Hall, OPB.
Anna Griffin, News Editor, OPB. 
PDX Shelter Forum group. 

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PDX City Council - S2HC hearing (cont), amendments

Wed Mar 24, 2021 2pm – 5pm Pacific Time - Los Angeles
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Current week Council meeting agenda & materials (usually released on Friday, for the following Wednesday's 9:30-12:30 and optional 2-5pm meetings):

Watch live (via YouTube):

Portland City Council to discuss proposed amendments to the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals

See PDX Shelter Forum open topic page & group testimony letter / points on S2HC at: You can co-sign here easily via a form, and/or also submit and adapt it yourself individually or for your own group. You can also submit by emailing to the Council Clerk at cctestimony@...

Please mention that you support PDX Shelter Forum recommendations in part or full. 

Written testimony will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 26.

March 17: First reading and public testimony (afternoon session, 2pm-)

March 24, 2pm: Continuation of hearing (first reading), consideration of amendments, clarification and discussion of the proposal (afternoon session)

March 31: Second reading and likely vote (time TBD)

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