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Plans Examiner - November/December 2015 Issue

The Plans Examiner 2015 - November/December Issue

  • Fall Landlord Training Program

    The Landlord Training class helps income property owners and managers build a foundation of partnership with their tenants and with city agencies, to create safe communities and residences.

  • Lunch & Learn: PortlandMaps Beta Project

    Free Presentation and Discussion November 20, 2015 from noon - 1:00pm | Location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor conference room 2500A

  • ITAP Update

    The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is a large and complex technology initiative sponsored by the Bureau of Development Services. ITAP will update the City's legacy permitting and case management software system and move our paper-based development review process to a more streamlined and efficient online digital system.

  • Bureau Assessment Update

    For the last several months, consultants from Coraggio Group have been assisting BDS with an organizational assessment focused on the bureau’s health, culture, and organizational structure.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS budget staff are already engaged in planning for development of the bureau’s Requested Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 (July 2016 – June 2017).

  • DRAC Happenings

    The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review. The DRAC’s members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.

  • BDS Career Opportunities

    Upcoming Recruitments and Build Your BDS Career

  • Fix-It Fair 2015-16 Season Schedule is Announced!

    BDS will be there along with other City Bureaus and groups to answer your questions about water/energy savings, healthy homes, growing your own food, nutrition, neighborhood/community resources, recycling, weatherizing your home, and much MUCH more.

  • Recent updates to the BDS Webpages and Informational Documents

    BDS webpages, applications and handouts and code and program guides.

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

    Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan makes headlines!, City Council to hold November 12, 2015 Public Hearing on Accessory Structures, Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft Released and etc.

  • Bureau of Environmental Services Updates

    Stay up to date on the Bureau of Environmental Services construction, and Stormwater Management for all development, redevelopment, and improvement projects.

  • Portland Bureau of Transportation Updates

    Bureau of Transportation Construction Moratorium in the Rights of Way and Find out about Leaf Day Service Zones, Schedules, and Fees.

  • 2015 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.