The River Plan / South Reach project is the City of Portland’s 20-year plan for the portion of the river that flows through Brooklyn. But even though Brooklyn is bordered by the Willamette River, there is no way to access the river directly from the neighborhood. (For more background on the issue, see our River Access action page.)
We thank everyone for the comments you’ve already shared on this topic, and we encourage you to also share your own comments directly with Council! If you’d like the City to do more to re-establish river access, now is the time to tell them.
City Council will consider the River Plan / South Reach for adoption at the November 4, 2020 council hearing at 2:00 PM. If you’d like to testify via computer or phone, sign up by 3:00 PM on November 3. You can also submit written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Plan is agenda item 889.
The Brooklyn Action Corps will be testifying that the proposed plan doesn’t go far enough — it only proposes a “6 to 20 year” timeline for actions related to studying and re-establishing access. We believe that the plan should move those actions up to the “next 5 years” timeframe.