All Portland-Metro residents have the right to live in a city that is environmentally and socially just and sustainable.
POLICY #9A: ORDINANCE ESTABLISHES A PORTLAND CLIMATE ACTION COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND. The fund will finance: 1) clean energy and energy efficiency projects that target low income communities and communities of color, 2) green infrastructure projects and sustainable local food production, 3) clean jobs training, apprenticeship programs and contractor support initiatives prioritizing economically disadvantaged and traditionally under-employed workers including communities of color, women, persons with disabilities and the chronically underemployed. To finance the Community Benefit Fund, large retailers (those with a billion dollars in national sales and a half million locally) will be required to pay a surcharge of 1% on gross revenues from retail sales in Portland, excluding basic groceries, medicines and health care service. THE PORTLAND CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE (PCEI) PASSED IN 2018!
POLICY #9B: The City, Metro, Port of Portland, and other responsible parties shall adopt a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for the Superfund clean-up of the Willamette River. The CBA will be developed by communities disproportionately impacted by Portland Harbor toxins, who will sign onto the legal agreement with agencies. *Impacted communities: Native Americans, Black/African American, Immigrants, Refugees, and Houseless. The CBA will have benefits and standards for impacted communities, including: Construction (Cleanup & Restoration), including contracting (standards created pre-bid process, and enforced to all sub-contractors via CBA) and workforce (All contractors and sub-contractors will be binded via CBA); Public Access, Land Ownership, and Stewardship, including public access, land ownership, stewardship of wetlands; Health Awareness and Health Policy, including Health Awareness, Education, and Outreach; Community Health Funding and Health Policy Recommendations; Recreation; Pollution Control, Disposal, and Transportation; Ongoing Oversight of Water, Air, and River Sediment Toxins, including community stakeholders in leadership; Future Economic/Housing Development; and Community Grants and Endowment.