Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Multnomah County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) focuses on mitigation strategies that will improve preparedness, mitigation, and response to natural hazardous such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather events, volcanoes, and wildfire and wildfire smoke.  For the first time, this plan includes the Columbia Corridor Drainage Districts (Peninsula 1, Peninsula 2, Multnomah County Drainage District, and Sandy Drainage Improvement Company) with the Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Multnomah County, and the Port of Portland.

Over the past year, Drainage District staff developed a list of strategies that reflect capital improvement priorities and District Drainage Master Plans, and incorporated priorities from Fall 2021 community surveys that emphasized levee improvements, monitoring and maintenance, outreach, and education.  

Public Review Opportunity

A draft of the plan has been released for public review, and your input continues to be an important part of this process.  Feedback that is provided will be used to improve the final plan and guide future updates. The deadline to provide comments is Friday, February 10, 2023. To access the draft plan and the comment form, or to learn more about the purpose and background of the plan, please visit the Multnomah County website: https://www.multco.us/em/natural-hazards-mitigation-planning.

For questions regarding the Columbia Corridor Drainage Districts’ involvement in the plan, please contact Matt Burlin at (503) 320-5370 or mburlin@mcdd.org.   

Aster Moulton (they/them)

Public Affairs and Community Relations Specialist

Multnomah County Drainage District #1 (MCDD)

1880 NE Elrod Drive Portland, OR 97211

Mobile: 971-940-6311



Mission: To enhance community safety and support the region’s vitality by reducing flood risk, maintaining our levee system, managing drainage, and responding to emergencies.

What is MCDD?  MCDD provides flood protection by maintaining the Columbia River Corridor levee system and removing stormwater for residents and businesses.  MCDD also serves three other drainage districts along the south shore of the Columbia River (Peninsula Drainage District #1, Peninsula Drainage District #2 and the Sandy Drainage Improvement Company). The four districts collectively extend from the edge of Smith and Bybee Lakes on the west, to the Sandy River on the east.


PSAC meeting

January 2023 – N/NE PSAC Meeting
 Come to our next meeting!January 19, 20237:00pm – 8:30pm
 Hi,Please join us at our next virtual meeting.We meet the third Thursday of each month at 7pm.Thank you,Akemi Joy Ishikawa and Judith Ashley KlefmanYour N/NE PSAC facilitators
 Meeting OutlineIntroductions & Ground RulesUpdates from Portland Police Bureau RepresentativesGuest Speaker: Mariel Mota, Multnomah County DA’s officeDiscussion
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December 2022Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up to receive Police Accountability Commission updates at https://tinyurl.com/portlandpacupdates  Dear Portlanders,The City of Portland Police Accountability Commission (PAC) has published its quarterly report covering the period from July 1 – September 30, 2022. This report includes an overview and analysis of the work of the PAC over the third quarter of 2022, which was a portion of the Commission’s Fact-Finding Phase.  The purpose of the 2022 Q3 Quarterly Report is to provide the City Council and community members with a general sense of what the PAC worked on between July 1 and September 30. This report does not represent any final decisions made by the Police Accountability Commission on the structure, powers, duties, or other details of the new community police oversight board or investigatory and disciplinary structure for Portland police. The report will be presented at a public meeting of the City Council later this month.  The Commission will issue its fourth quarterly report by early February 2023. This report will focus on the period from October 1 to December 31, which will include the completion of the Fact-Finding Phase of Work and much of the following phase, the Powers and Duties Phase of work. As of the time of publication, the PAC has completed the Fact-Finding Phase and is now working on Powers and Duties, with the intention of identifying areas of agreement among the commission’s members on:Access to Information, which addresses how the new oversight board will access the information necessary to do its work (including compelled testimony, subpoena power, and access to police records)Officer Accountability, which addresses how the new system will address a complaint about an officer, from intake through discipline and appeals.Structural Oversight, which addresses how the oversight board will address police and policing on a broader level, including policy and directive recommendationsThe PAC event calendar shows all upcoming events, including meetings of the PAC and its sub-committees. As community engagement events, another major focus of the Commission’s work, are scheduled, they will also be added to the event calendar.
Get Involved!The PAC website includes a page with more information on how to get involved in the commission’s work, including how to watch meetings, give public comment during meetings, and give advance public comment to the PAC as well. Thank you!
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TriMet’s public engagement for major service improvements planned for the coming year and a proposed 2024 fare increase continues, with 12 in-person and virtual open house events, beginning this month. The open houses start on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and run through Saturday, Feb. 4. TriMet staff will share information and answer questions about the first major bus improvements that we plan to roll out from our Revised Forward Together Service Concept. We’ll also gather feedback about a possible January 2024 fare increase to share with our Board of Directors before its vote on the proposal in the spring. More
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Join the Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee, apply by Jan. 8

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(Dec. 20, 2022) The Portland Bureau of Transportation is recruiting committee members to guide the next two years of the Fixing Our Streets Program! 
Are you interested in learning about Portland’s transportation system? Do you want to help ensure accountability for the Fixing Our Streets transportation safety and maintenance program? If so, please consider this unique volunteer opportunity! 
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is now accepting applications for an interested person to serve a four-year term on the Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee. The application deadline has been extended until Sunday, January 8.  
The Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee plays an important role in ensuring the accountability of the transportation safety and maintenance program voters approved a 10-cent gas tax in May 2016 and renewed in 2020. The program helps PBOT expand preventive street maintenance that saves money and prevents potholes. It also supports more safe access, sidewalks, traffic signals, streetlights, and bike lanes. The list of projects, construction schedule, and line-by-line budget for the Fixing Our Streets projects are overseen by both PBOT project managers and this appointed oversight body.  
If you are interested in volunteering on the Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee, review the committee volunteer (non-paid) position description and complete the application form.
The Oversight Committee membership is intended to represent a cross-section of diverse expertise, skill sets, and background within the transportation community. New members will be appointed based on the committee’s membership needs. For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov.  
We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee by visiting the committee website:    
Do you have questions or need more information about the Oversight Committee? Email matt.a.grumm@portlandoregon.gov or call 503.823.3027.  
About Fixing Our StreetsFixing Our Streets is a PBOT program that helps pave streets, fill potholes, improve street lighting, and helps our youngest Portlanders safely walk, bike and roll to school.In May 2016, Portland voters approved Measure 26-173, a new $0.10 per gallon fuel tax for repairing streets. Four years later, Portlanders resoundingly approved Measure 26-209, a four-year renewal of Fixing Our Streets.
PBOT is currently working on completing projects from our Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 project list. Fixing Our Streets funds programs such as our Gravel Streets Service, which works on a three-year cycle to repair potholes and ruts in roads that are not maintained by the city. Watch the video below to see how PBOT’s Maintenance Operations crews improve these streets throughout PortlandUtility equipment rolling out pavementPBOT crews lay down a fresh layer of gravel and then smooth out the roadway, improving surface conditions on streets that are not maintained by the city.
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