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Services and Information for Community education and outreach

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2040Freight Community Advisory information and related links & documents
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The City of Portland’s 311 program improves access to information and services by providing a single point of contact – in person, online or over the phone.
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About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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Learn more about the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is updating its ADA Title II Transition Plan for the public right-of-way and we want your feedback.
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Learn about PBOT's ADA Title II Transition Plan with this overview video.
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ADA Transition Plan Public Review draft and summary documents
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Read more about applications submitted to ATAC and final recommendations of the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee.
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The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.
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Full scholarships are available to Portland residents for "Portland Traffic & Transportation," a noncredit course at Portland State University sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
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Apply online for a Bureau of Development Services board or commission.
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If you have a project that benefits your community and the environment, you can apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant of up to $12,000. The two-page pre-application for projects is due by 4 p.m. on the first Friday of February each year.
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Mini-grants are available from the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP). These grants provide gift certificates for native plants that benefit the watershed. They are available to community groups or individuals. We accept and review applications year-round. Download the application here.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) encourages people to create new public space by closing a portion of the street to vehicles. Pedestrian plazas may occur on any street type that is next to or in close proximity to a partnering business or organization.
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The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues permits for painting art in the road. These street paintings are a great Portland tradition that bring neighborhoods together and encourage neighbors to get to know each other.
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Learn more and apply to the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee.
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Help take care of Green Streets in your neighborhood. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and find available Green Streets to adopt. Thank you for helping us keep our rivers and streams clean.
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The City of Portland is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) virtually on July 29, 2020. Learn about the ADA and experiences of people with disabilities in the United States.