A PLAN FOR PORTLAND
The biggest issues facing Portland right now are: 1) unaffordable housing, 2) inefficient transportation, and 3) the homelessness epidemic. While there are many other issues which we must address as a city, these are key to how Portland fares in the future.
We can do more to make housing affordable by scaling rent to income, up to the median income for Portland.
We can do more to make transportation not just more efficient, but safer, cleaner, and more affordable by dedicating local roads to small vehicles (bikes, e-bikes) and transitioning large vehicles (cars) to dedicated thoroughfares. This transition can be supported by increased, fareless mass transit.
Easing the Burden of Homelessness
We can do more to ease the burden of homelessness on all of us by first using the full weight of our City to get the State to pass legislation addressing the root causes of homelessness. In the meantime, we can do more to identify safe harbors for homeless individuals, so that every Portlander can have their space.