A long-held priority for those of us living in East Portland, last year we reached an agreement to transfer 82nd Ave from State to City control. I was honored to have been a part of the coalition of elected leaders & community advocates who finally got this done.
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This transfer of control also includes significant funding: - $80 million from the State - $70 million from ODOT - $35 million from PBOT.

Jan 13, 2022 · 7:53 PM UTC

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This historic transfer and investment will make possible the transformative changes our community has been calling for on 82nd Avenue for decades.
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We would not have accomplished this without community advocates calling attention to the long record of traffic violence on this high-crash corridor.
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This was a truly collaborative effort that highlights the importance of diversity in representation for East Portland. which includes many of our most diverse neighborhoods.
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I am thankful for Representative @KhanhPhamForOR, who championed this investment from the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, for State Senator @michaeldembrow, who has been a leader in this effort for a long time...
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...for former Speaker of the House @TinaKotek for her efforts pushing this across the finish line, and for all the legislative leaders who made this investment a priority.
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The work to make 82nd Ave safer will begin this year.
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