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Face Covering Directive for City Facilities and Vehicles

Effective July 28, 2021, Portland CAO Tom Rinehart has issued a directive mandating the use of face coverings for everyone inside City facilities and vehicles. Check our face coverings page for more information.

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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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The City of Portland has a strong interest in encouraging entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and promoting the health and success of the cannabis industry.
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Design Commission Chair Julie Livingston presented the Commission’s annual State of the City report to Portland City Council on October 17, 2018. Five representatives of the development industry testified on behalf of the Commission.

BDS Surveys Update

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From September 13, through October 7, 2018, BDS conducted an online survey of customers through the services of Portland State University’s Survey Research Lab (SRL). The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback about customer experiences with Development Services.
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BDS Managers and Budget and Finance staff are busily working on our fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 Requested Budget and updated 5-Year Financial Plan, both due on February 4, 2019.