Posted on: January 4, 2017

Portland Finance Director authorized to grant encroachment easements

In part of an effort to streamline the development process, staff proposed a change to Chapter 2 of the Portland City Code to permit the City Manager and Finance Director to execute certain licenses and easements.

It is common in an urban environment for d...

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Order 94-16/17
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Tenants' Housing Rights now part of City Code

On September 28, 2016, the Portland City Council's Housing Committee voted unanimously (5-0)  to recommend a package of five (5) housing insecurity policy items to the Council for its consideration. The City Council unanimously approved ...

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Order 76-16/17
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Solar Power Zoning and Street Tree Alternatives

The solar power ordinance introduces a streamlined permitting framework to allow:  a) installation of smaller solar energy systems with just a building permit and minimal limitations; and b) installation of larger systems (including community sol...

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Chapter 14
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Energy Benchmarking

An amendment to Chapter 6 of the Portland City Code requires that the owners of non-residential buildings with more than 20,000 square feet and residential buildings with 50 or more units measure the amount of energy and water the buildings consume on an ...

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Order 67-16/17