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Meeting 9/23 about cost of Clean Air


Portland, OR—The Cleaner Air Oregon Fiscal Advisory Committee for the Hazard Index rulemaking will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to obtain input from the committee on potential fiscal impacts associated with proposed rule updates to DEQ’s Cleaner Air Oregon program related to setting health standards for certain air toxics at existing facilities across Oregon.

DEQ will consider input from the committee related to potential cost impacts associated with proposed rules that would assign more protective health benchmarks, called Risk Action Levels, to certain toxic air contaminants that are expected to have developmental or other severe human health effects. DEQ will propose rules with the new Risk Action Levels to regulate existing sources that emit these chemicals, for approval by the Environmental Quality Commission. This rulemaking implements a process set out in Senate Bill 1541, passed by the Oregon Legislature in March 2018.

Public Participation

The committee meeting is open to the public through direct attendance, webinar, and a telephone conference line.

Cleaner Air Oregon Fiscal Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Portland Water Bureau Auditorium

664 N. Tillamook Street

Portland, OR 97227

Teleconference Call-in Number: 888-278-0296

Teleconference Participant ID: 8040259

Webinar:">, Meeting Number: 8882780296 Code: 8040259

The meeting is open to the public, but discussion will be between committee members only. Phone participants will be able to listen to the question-and-answer period.

Additional Information

The public will be able to submit formal comments on the proposed rules during the rulemaking public comment period later in 2019. DEQ and OHA will review public comments as part of the formal rulemaking process to propose final rules for decision by the Environmental Quality Commission.

For more information, visit:

Staff Contacts:

  • Sue MacMillan, (503) 229-6458
  • Keith Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (503) 229-6531


Levee Ready Columbia at Oregon's Kitchen Table

Levee Ready Columbia - Values and Beliefs

If you live in, work in, or own a business in Multnomah County and the surrounding areas, now is the time to help shape important decisions that will affect our region!Along the Columbia River - from Smith and Bybee Lakes near Historic Vanport to the Portland Airport and to the Sandy River in Troutdale - a levee is protecting us from flooding.

Now a group of over 20 organizations that has been working on making sure the levee system meets federal requirements to prevent flooding, wants to hear from you. From June 3 to July 5th, go to Oregon’s Kitchen Table to let that group, Levee Ready Columbia, know your thoughts about the future of the Columbia River Levee. We will also be holding listening sessions in Spanish, Russian, Somali, Chinese, and Vietnamese during the month of June.  

The areas around the Columbia River Levee are home to neighborhoods, businesses, natural areas, major highways, trails, airports recreation, parks, and one of our region’s main sources of drinking water.  Share your values and hopes for this important part of our region. Your input will help Levee Ready Columbia work with the community to plan the future of the levees.

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Survey responses will be received until July 5, 2019 and compiled by Oregon’s Kitchen Table to ensure their anonymity.  We will share a summary of responses later this summer. So pull up a chair today at Oregon’s Kitchen Table – it will take you less than 10 minutes!  

We also encourage you to share this e-mail or the link widely with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues in the area.  In addition to English, the survey is available in Spanish and Russian.

Connect With Us:
Contact Info:


Oregon's Kitchen Table
506 SW Mill St PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97201
United States



Survey anyone?

Portland Community Insights Survey


Over the past several months, the City of Portland has been working internally and with community leaders throughout Portland on a new citywide initiative called the Portland Community Insights Survey. We designed the survey to gather insights from all Portlanders to provide local government with data that reflects our diverse city.
Our hope is that this survey provides an opportunity for Portland community members to make their voices heard and contribute in meaningful ways to the City’s budgeting and policy-making processes. Insights from this survey will help us build a stronger and more inclusive Portland.
We want to make sure that you and your community are represented in this survey and represented in Portland’s government decision-making.
Please share the survey link as widely as possible and encourage those in your networks and communities to make their voices heard:
  • The survey will remain open through May 28th.
  • In addition to the online survey, we have a team of student and community leaders conducting in-person canvassing of the survey in underrepresented communities. If you see them in bright blue Community Data Fellows t-shirts – please stop for a chat!
  • The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian.
  • The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • The survey is opt-in and available to anyone who lives, works, and/or plays in the city of Portland. 
If you have any additional questions, please contact the City Budget Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you in advance for your support with this important initiative.


Native American talk

Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

Click here to see the announcement.

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