Whenever he can, Joe likes to help out his hometown when they need a hand. These days, they're trying to get the word out about their new Comprehensive Plan, which the City is developing to guide growth and development in Portland for the next 10-20 years. At the end of June the City hosted two public forums. City staff are now 'hitting the streets' at farmers' markets and other community events to hear from residents about this important issue. Look for a table at an event near you, or if you want to invite them to come to your neighborhood or group event, email Jeff Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of information on the Plan and process is available here or on their Instagram account ('portlandplanning') and Periscope feed ('portlandplan'). Joe hopes Portland continues to grow in new and exciting ways, and thanks Portlanders for playing a role in shaping the direction of our beloved city!