Posted on: January 4, 2017

Portland Finance Director authorized to granted 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
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Food Truck Regulations revised to ease regulatory burden

A "base station" was redefined in Portland City Code Chapter 11 to make it clear that it must be a licensed commercial kitchen for food to be prepared there for a food truck. Also, the term "Commissary" replaced the term "Communi...Read on...

Order 304-15/16
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Sale of tobacco products prohibited to persons under 21

The City Council voted unanimously on June 20, 2016, to prohibit the sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products to anyone under 21. City Code Chapter 17 defines tobacco products as: "Tobacco or tobacco product means any form of tobacco, including...Read on...

Order 303-15/16