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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites community feedback on proposed code amendment to City’s Renewable Fuel Standard

Public comment will remain open through Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is adopting a new Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement Administrative Rule to accompany the adoption of the new Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the rule.

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Environmental Services finds and stops source of white substance in Fanno Creek

When Fanno Creek in SW Portland mysteriously turned white, Environmental Services investigated, finding and stopping the pollutant.

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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to improve erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is updating its Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the Manual.

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The City of Portland seeks public comments on Draft Stormwater Management Plan and Monitoring Plan

The City of Portland is updating the Stormwater Water Management Plan and Monitoring Plan. The public commented on the plans before submission to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for approval. The comment period was open from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.

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Portland City Council shares praise, gratitude for Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Climate Emergency Workplan

The public may submit written testimony until the start of the agenda item at Council on Wednesday, August 24.

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Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to ENB-4.30 – Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program

Environmental Services is proposing changes to ENB-4.30 – Bureau of Environmental Services Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program Administrative Rules. The public can submit comments on the proposed revisions beginning August 16.

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Sewage Advisory: Overflow Near SE Market St and I-205

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BPS’s long-time leader of Master Recycler program says goodbye

Lauren Norris leaves as the robust program moves to Metro; continues her legacy of outreach, education and inclusion.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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Environmental Services is moving forward with proposed changes to ENB-4.07 regarding the criteria the bureau will apply when evaluating route of service

Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.07 to remove obsolete policies and provide guidance and clarity on the decision-making criteria it will apply when evaluating route of service options for properties connecting to the public sewer system. The public comment period is now closed.

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New residential garbage rates and collection schedules

Effective July 1, 2022 new residential garbage collection rates will take effect. New residential garbage collection schedules were mailed in June, as part of the Portland Curbsider publication.

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Commissioner Hardesty approves new Pedestrian Design Guide, helping add more space for trees while preserving access for people with disabilities and other pedestrians

The first new rules for sidewalks in 24 years will help Portland fight climate change by forging a compromise that allows space for people and trees

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Garbage service delays due to snow and ice

In case of snow or ice, leave garbage, recycling, and compost carts at the curb. They will be emptied as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Traffic Advisory: Major West Hills routes to remain closed for several days as utility, forestry and other crews work to clear power lines, downed trees

(April 11, 2022) The first substantial April snow in Portland in more than half a century has felled more than 400 trees across the city, felling power lines and blocking major Northwest and Southwest Portland routes that will remain closed for several days.

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Portland Urban Forestry Marks 45 Years as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Portland its 45th Tree City USA Award, 25th Growth Award, and 3rd Tree Cities of the World Award. These programs recognize high achievement in municipal tree programs nationally and globally.

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