Public Testimony Invited for Portland City Council Consideration of Tree Code Updates, 10/29/20

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The public is invited to review and provide testimony before the City Council on a package of updates to Portland’s Tree Code relating to:

  1. Removal of exemptions to tree preservation and tree planting requirements when development occurs in certain commercial and industrial zones; 
  2. Strengthening tree preservation requirements when development occurs on private property, citywide.

This ordinance will come before the Portland City Council on Thursday, Oct. 29, no earlier than 2 p.m. (time certain).
The City Council meeting will be held online.
Information about viewing the livestream of the meeting will be posted on the City’s video page.

 Click here to learn about learn more about the proposed amendments and how you can submit verbal or written testimony.

  • Verbal testimony – Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm
  • Written testimony – Recommended to submit written testimony before Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm


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