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Plans Examiner - November/December 2013

The Plans Examiner 2013 - November/December Issue


  • Fall 2013 Landlord Training Program

    The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is offering its Fall 2013 Landlord Training Program: Keeping Rental Property Safe and Free of Illegal Activity. This session offers four classes spread through November and December, in different Portland neighborhood venues.

  • ITAP Update

    The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City’s technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system. The paperless process will allow online access to the City bureaus' permitting and case services.

  • BDS website "Refresh" Project

    Over the last year, a number of City Bureaus have transitioned their websites over to the new PortlandRefresh/portlandoregon.gov web layout. BDS made the conversion to the new layout on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS is continuing work on its budget request for Fiscal Year 2014-15 (July 2014 – June 2015). All City bureaus will be required to submit their budget requests by February 3, 2014.

  • DRAC Happenings

    Commissioner Amanda Fritz visited the September DRAC meeting and held an open discussion with DRAC members regarding BDS’s mission, vision, and finances. The meeting also included a discussion of BDS’s budget planning for the next fiscal year (FY 2014-15) and a review of Systems Development Charge (SDC) fee data from Portland and other jurisdictions.

  • Street Closure Moratorium

    Each year, during the holiday season and again during the Rose Festival activities,Portland's Bureau of Transportation limits routine work that requires the closing of parking spaces, sidewalks, travel lanes and streets to accommodate increased activity in the city’s major retail districts.

  • Construction Sites and Erosion Control Measures

    As we head into the rainy season, ground-disturbing work on all properties located in the Balch Creek and Forest Park Subdistricts of the Northwest Hills Plan District must end. Exposed earth must be covered and stabilized by October 1st.

  • Fix-It Fair hosts Repair Café in January

    The 2013-14 Fix-It Fair season is underway bringing money-saving, health-promoting, utility-conserving support to Portland residents.

  • 2013 BDS Holiday Closure Schedule

    Recognizing our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services is providing advance notice of its Holiday closure schedule.