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Biko Taylor brings expertise from public school districts, commitment to support small businesses
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Changes to the City of Portland's zoning code will go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. Learn more about how to submit a permit application if you wish to have the current zoning code apply to your project.
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A new date will be announced when it becomes available.
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DEQ grant funds to support compliance with Clean Air Construction are now available. Applications are open through 8/31/20. DEQ has $8 million to award and grants can cover up to 100% of retrofits, 40% of repower and 25% of replacement. The City provides free fleet assessments to qualifying firms.
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Beginning July 1, 2021, fees for building permit applications will increase. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.
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Environmental Services is making changes to ENB-4.05 regarding systems development charges for sewer and stormwater. Proposed changes align with citywide initiatives and define new business types for better clarity. The public comment period is now closed.
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An ordinance to address business relief and recovery measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic will come before the Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 16.
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"Training the Next Generation" was a key theme for the International Code Council (ICC) Building Safety Month in 2021. Joe Disciascio, Inspections Supervisor, met with students from the PCC building inspection technology program to talk about what it's like to be an inspector and work for the City.
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The public is invited to provide feedback on the draft rules prior to publishing as Interim Rules on August 1, 2021. Please send in your feedback by June 28, 2021.
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On March 3, the Portland City Council approved an emergency ordinance that temporarily makes it easier for businesses to install exterior lighting and security gates at entrances of buildings in design overlay zones. A second ordinance to further help businesses will come to City Council on June 16.