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Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft ready for public review

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Public testimony sought on the Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft

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Over the past two years, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff have been drafting corrections to the conservation and protection overlay zone maps. The corrections will more accurately align the overlay zone boundaries with streams, wetlands, flood area, steep slopes, vegetation and wildlife habitat around the city.  

In Portland there are 310 miles of streams and 2,984 acres of wetlands that store and move water and provide habitat including threatened and endangered species; 15,727 acres of forest that cool the air, capture rainwater and provide habitat; and 22,066 acres of steep slopes that are susceptible to landslides. Staff are using the best technology, including high resolution satellite imagery, and on-the-ground verification to make sure these features are mapped accurately and that overlay zones protect the resources correctly. 

Review the Proposed Draft 

There are two ways to view the Proposed Draft: 

  1. Look up your property at portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp click on “E-zones Map Correction” and look up a street address. 

  1. Download a copy of the documents.

Provide Testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on the Proposed Draft 

  1. Watch the public hearing (live stream and recorded). Access the Commission’s YouTube channel: portland.gov/bps/psc  
  2. Submit written testimony. Because this meeting will be held virtually, we strongly encourage electronic written testimony. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address. 
  • Use the Map App:
    portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp 
    Click on “E-zones Map Correction” then click the "Testify" button. 
    Testifying in the Map App is as easy as sending an email. 
  • Use U.S. Mail: 
    Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
    Ezone Map Correction Project Testimony
    1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
    Portland, OR 97201 
  1. Testify at the hearing. The hearing on July 28 at 4 p.m. will be held virtually. You can use a computer, mobile device or telephone to testify during the hearing. To testify during the hearing, please register in advance using the link provided in the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual hearing. The deadline to sign up to testify at the hearing is Monday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. Individuals have two minutes to testify, unless stated otherwise at the hearing.  

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