The City has been working to make sure that the public, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with young children are able to have equitable and safe access to the Grand Floral Parade.
On March 19th, City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting marking public property or right-of-way, and the use of paint, tape, or other methods or objects to reserve parade viewing space. The ordinance is the result of the work of a committee led by Commissioner Randy Leonard, comprised of citizens, small business owners and Rose Festival leaders. The group also proposed a package of amenities that will include portable toilets and secure viewing areas along the parade route.
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is proposing an Administrative Rule to establish guidelines for camping overnight to reserve space in the public right-of-way along side of a parade route.
A public hearing will be held at the Bureau of Development Services on April 24th, 2008 from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The hearing will take place at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Seventh Floor, Room 7A, Portland, OR 97201.
This is a public hearing and opportunity to comment on the Bureau of Development Services proposed rule for Access to Public Property for a Parade Event. Copies of the proposed rule may be obtained in the BDS Development Services Center, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201 or online at http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=47020
Please direct questions or comments to Ross Turkus at 503-823-1058 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.