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April 2024 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on across the city of Portland. See the project updates below for more details, and to find contact information for the City staff working on specific projects. Subscribe to get email notifications when these updates are posted.

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City Council to hold a public hearing on a new land use and transportation plan for Lower SE Portland on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

Community members can testify about the Lower SE Rising Plan in person or virtually at the hearing or online.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Appoints Donnie Oliveira as Interim Deputy City Administrator for Community and Economic Development

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Deputy Director Eric Engstrom will fill the Interim Director role for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability during this transition

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Proposed actions can reduce carbon emissions from building materials outlined in BPS study

Study outlines ways to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment, urges Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and partners to act urgently to reduce the carbon impact of new construction with alternatives such as low carbon materials, adaptive reuse incentives, and construction waste policies.

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Follow these tips to save money & avoid food waste

April 1 – 7, 2024 is Food Waste Prevention Week. Reducing food waste is a great way to keep your wallet full and positively impact the environment.

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Regulatory improvements to Portland’s zoning code head to City Council

Planning Commission recommends the RICAP 10 proposal with two amendments; Portlanders can testify to City Council at a public hearing in May.

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and area partners awarded Community Energy Innovation Prize

$100,000 prize awarded for ‘supporting sustainable solutions to jumpstart an industrial symbiosis ecosystem in Portland’s Columbia Corridor’

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PCEF Committee approves process to allocate additional clean-energy funds

Eligible entities can apply for grants between $20 million and $100 million beginning this spring

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Planning Commission to consider proposals to streamline land divisions, increase housing production

Community members can testify on the Land Division Code Update Project in writing via the Map App or in person at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m.

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Two new privacy impact assessments are released

The Smart City PDX team and the office of Equity and Human Rights have released two more privacy impact assessments. Portland Police Bureau Body worn cameras and Office of Violence Prevention’s case management system: Apricot360.

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March 2024 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on across the city of Portland. See the project updates below for more details, and to find contact information for the City staff working on specific projects. Subscribe to get email notifications when these updates are posted.

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Bureau of Planning Sustainability and Partners Release Draft Housing Production Strategies

Community members invited to comment on draft strategies for the City’s 5-year action plan to encourage development of needed housing.

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City of Portland releases draft Surveillance Technologies Inventory Specification

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback by April 30, 2024.

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You’re invited! Join BPS at the fourth “Climate Conversations with BPS”

Join BPS staff, including PCEF team members, as they share how investments in community-led projects reduce carbon emissions, create economic opportunity and help make our city more resilient as we face a changing climate.

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Sustainability & Climate Commission Proposal Draft Review

Help Portland form the new climate oversight body by giving public comment on the Sustainability & Climate Commission proposed framework.

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Code changes to increase residential development head to Planning Commission

Community members can testify on the Land Division Code Update Proposed Draft in writing via the Map App or at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m.

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Rubio Statement on Legal Win Related to Fossil Fuels Limits

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