08-21-2017  8:44 pm      •     

City Club of Portland on Thursday announced the result of its members’ vote on City Club’s Earthquake Resilience Committee report titled “Big Steps Before the Big One: How the Portland area can bounce back after a major earthquake.” Members overwhelmingly endorsed the report, with 98 percent in favor of adoption.

The research committee concluded that the Portland area must create systems to preserve social and physical infrastructure. The report recommends that public, private and community leaders work together to improve standards for buildings and transportation systems with new code requirements and incentive-based policies. The report also advocates coordinating and expanding public awareness by creating inclusive community networks that will increase social resilience.

View the full report online at pdxcityclub.org/earthquake.

Per City Club policy, because the report received super-majority support that exceeded two-thirds, the Club will adopt the report as an advocacy position and form an advocacy committee around the issue. Anyone interested can apply to serve on the advocacy committee at bit.ly/QuakeAdvocacy. Non-members may apply but must join City Club if selected. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10.

The vote on the report began at City Club’s Friday Forum on Feb. 24 after an expert panel discussion and informed debate between members. Voting continued online until Wednesday.

City Club of Portland brings together civic-minded people to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work and play for everyone. For more information about City Club of Portland, visit pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231.

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