In October 2022, Portland City Council showed unanimous support for a proposal issued by Mayor Wheeler that will work to form two Expediting Groups across the city.
The groups will bring together stakeholders across various business districts in the city. The two separate groups will be inclusive of the shared economic challenges facing businesses across the city, not just in the central core. While the needs across the city’s neighborhoods may differ, the trends are generally common.
The concept of these groups is to bring Portlanders together to work through small and big issues with the overall goal of making our city more livable and economically prosperous for all Portlanders. Improving the right-of-way, increasing affordable housing opportunities, and improving public safety across our various districts and neighborhoods are shared goals in an inclusive economic recovery.