Invitation: PDX City Council mtg - Shelter to Housing Continuum @ Wed Mar 17, 2021 2pm - 5pm (PDT) (

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PDX City Council mtg - Shelter to Housing Continuum

Wed Mar 17, 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):

MARCH 17 - 2-5pm meeting
Portland City Council to hear public testimony on the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals
Public hearing on Wednesday, March 17 at 2 p.m.; Portlanders invited to sign up to testify in person (video) or submit their testimony in writing via the Map App

See PDX Shelter Forum open topic page & draft testimony letter / points on S2HC at: We are preparing a group testimony letter which you will be able to co-sign easily via a form as before, and/or also submit and adapt it yourself individually or for your own group. Look for updates on the mailing list by email, or at, or in the doc above. 

Written testimony will be accepted until 2 p.m. on March 17.

Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals that would regulate housing and shelter options throughout the city. In addition to current programmed shelters, other formal options are being explored, including outdoor shelters or tiny house villages). Other proposed housing options include micro-apartments with shared kitchens as well as other group living or housing arrangements.

The recommended proposals will be considered by City Council at a public hearing on March 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to submit formal comments (public testimony) to City Council remotely at that time or in writing via the Map App.  

Testify at the virtual public hearing

You can testify during the public hearing using a computer, mobile device or telephone. You must pre-register to testify. The deadline to sign up for oral testimony is March 16 at 4 p.m. Council will consider the proposal along the following timeline:

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

March 24: 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)

Testify in writing

Submitting written testimony online is as easy as sending an email. Visit the Map App and then click “Testify.” Written testimony will be accepted until 2 p.m. on March 17. You can also submit by emailing to the Council Clerk at cctestimony@....

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