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Application deadline extended to November 22 to encourage more people with hospital adminstration/development experience to apply
Hospitals, colleges and universities are among Portland’s largest employers, projected to make up 25 percent of the city’s total job growth over the next 2O Years. And because they are often in or close to residential areas, they are neighbors to many households. In addition to providing healthcare, education and jobs, these institutions often help to enhance their nearby communities. But as they grow in size, they need more space to provide for employees, services and equipment, and can create additional traffic.
Portlanders who have experience with hospital or college campus planning or development are invited to join the Comprehensive Plan Institutional Zoning Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development for the next 25 years. Advisory committee members will help shape new zoning standards and development review procedures, advise on neighborhood impact prevention and mitigation strategies, and identify infrastructure investment opportunities that could facilitate institutional employment growth.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will work to ensure diversity of members, including field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.
Read more about the Committee Description and Application Process: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468032
Apply online: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63693
Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013, 5 p.m.
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Remember to compost your holiday pumpkins and gourds, along with all food scraps and yard and garden waste
After celebrating autumn holidays, remember to compost pumpkins and gourds. This is also the time of year to include food scraps like apple and pear cores and leftover or half-eaten candy (without wrappers). Are you busy in the yard prepping for the change in weather? Gardening and pruning items, along with tree fruit, go in the green Portland Composts! roll cart too.
Watch the weight! Don’t forget there are roll cart weight limits, especially with heavy pumpkins and wet leaves. The 60-gallon green composting roll carts have a 135-pound limit.
Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/carts for a detailed list of what goes in each container.
BPS E-News, October 2013
There are some important things landlords and tenants need to know about garbage, composting and recycling services for rental houses and smallplexes (2-4 units). Through City of Portland Title 29, property owners of these residential rentals have legal requirements for Residential Service. These include:
The City offers free educational materials and on-site assistance for rental properties to help property owners meet these requirements and answer recycling and composting questions for tenants.
There is also information available for tenants about what goes in each container, how to collect and compost food scraps, what to do with items you no longer need or want on moving day and easy ways to find your collection day or sign up for weekly email reminders.
BPS E-News, October 2013
Interested in taking new approaches to this holiday season? Join local community partners and volunteers for the Be Resourceful program this weekend at OMSI’s Celebrate Sustainably on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. An interactive, family-friendly event, visit OMSI from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint during the holiday season.
Look for our Be Resourceful team, who will share holiday information and resources. Learn about thoughtful consumption through creativity, local options and gifts of experience. OMSI invited BPS to partner on the event.
At Celebrate Sustainably, look for a diverse collection of daytime activities as well as entertaining stage demonstrations:
For more information, visit OMSI’s web page.