On July 31, 2014, the Portland City Council directed Bureau of Development Services staff to convene a Demolition Task Force to address concerns related to the City Code provisions regulating demolition of one and two family homes.
The Bureau of Development Services Small Business Liaison, Tiffani Penson, teamed up with small business owner Kristine Akins to create a video on behalf of the Small Business Assistance Team and the Small Business Advisory Committee to celebrate small businesses and Earth Month.
Tree in a Box is a successful home occupation business located in the Laurelhurst area that provides everything you need to grow a tree from seed. The kit is designed to be "add water only" and grown in a sunny window.
Tree in a Box is an example of a small business that is thriving with minimal overhead cost and producing a sustainable product thus fitting in with the city's mission "Your Sustainable City".