Livability & Public Safety
The city and county each approved budgets for the 2017-2018 fiscal years.
The Alliance supports the right to peaceful civic engagement, but the safety and welfare of the community, including residents, visitors, businesses and employees must not be compromised.
In addition to finding safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside, the Alliance is urging for more tools to address illegal behavior.
The city of Portland convened a Noise Code Task Force to look at the possibility of greater regulatory authority around construction equipment as it pertains to the noise code and noise code regulations in employment “EX” zones.
The Alliance is urging Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District Attorney Rod Underhill to restore the Illegal Drug Impact Areas (IDIA) program, which created a coordinated approach to police enforcement and county prosecution on lower-level street crimes in designated areas.
The Alliance is urging Mayor Charlie Hales and members of Portland City Council to find safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside and to prioritize the safety, cleanliness and livability of our city’s public spaces.