Portland Development Commission
The League of Women Voters of Portland believes the Portland Development Commission (PDC) should encourage citizen participation in all aspects of PDC activities. The League supports the following guidelines to that end:
- The PDC should meet at a fixed and regular time and place with adequate facilities available for citizen attendance and testimony.
- Advance notice of all PDC meetings and agendas should appear in widely-read local newspapers.
- Starting early in the planning process, the PDC should solicit citizen input throughout the development of every project. Open hearings should be part of the solicitation process. The PDC should notify residents, property owners, business owners and organizations within a proposed boundary in ample time to allow citizen participation.