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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Rental Housing Advisory Committee restructured

The committee will no longer be asked to send a report to the City Council's Housing Committee.  It will instead focus on sending the council subcommittee recommendations for changes to the city housing policies, and on forwarding educational opp...

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Order 32-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Tenants receive notice on filing of Disorderly House Complaints

The Police Department requested this amendment of the disorderly house ordinance to provide notice to tenants when the enforcement of the disorderly house ordinance against the landlord may impact the interests of the tenants. Providing notice will ensure...

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Order 271-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Affordable Housing Requirements updated

The approved amendments to Division 30 Affordable Housing include a fractional fee-in-lieu payment when units are provided on site, removal of the sunset provision, and housekeeping revisions to clarify the language.

Order 247-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Tenants can get licenses when landlords owe the City taxes, and vise versa

Debts of personal property taxes owed by a tenant, for example, have held up applications for business licenses or building permits by a property owner -- forcing the applicant to pay a tenant's personal property tax to move forward with a project -- even...

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Order 220-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: July 1, 2018

Business License, Planning and other City fees increase July 1, 2018

By an amendment to the Appropriation Resolve, which sets the budget for the next fiscal year, the Portland City Council approved a 5% increase in business licensing fee.  The various fees are detailed in redline in the attachment to the Appropria...

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Order 218-17/18, FY19 Appropriation Resolve City Code Amendments
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Existing institutional buildings in the R-3 can be multi-unit residences.

Developers Collaborative is renovating the former Reed School into a eight-unit residence, now allowed as a Conditional Use, as well as the Children's Odyssey Academy, a special needs private school. 

Order 205-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation District in place

The City has adopted zoning map and text amendments comprising the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. The amendments include dimensional and design standards to improve the compatibility of new construction with existing neighborhood ...

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Order 221-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Bike Share Ordinance sets fees

Bike sharing systems haven't arrived yet in Portland, but now any that do will be regulated according to two new section of Portland City Code Chapter 25.  Both bike sharing systems with docking structures and those without will pay the City fees...

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Order 189-17/19 City Code Amendments