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City Council Hears Public Testimony on Short-term Rentals in Apartments and Condominiums

Votes to send the Mayor’s recommended Zoning Code amendments to second reading on December 18, 2014

After a three-hour public hearing on November 19 with more than 20 testifiers, Portland City Council voted to send the Mayor’s recommended Zoning Code amendments to allow accessory short-term rentals (ASTR) in apartments and condominiums to second reading. The package includes several amendments, most notably one to increase the cap on the maximum number of ASTRs in multi-dwelling from 10 to 25 percent.

Read the Mayor’s Recommended Draft

View the City Council's amendments in the Amended Mayor's Recommended Draft.

At the second reading on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, City Council will vote on the Mayor’s recommendations with their amendments. Please confirm the time on the Council’s calendar

Get to Know the Comprehensive Plan in Six Languages

Now in Spanish, Chinese, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese… a short overview of Portland’s long-range plan for a healthy, connected city

Portland is growing and becoming more diverse, which makes our community more vibrant and culturally rich. We welcome Portlanders from other places and want them to be part of the conversation about how the city will grow over the next 25 years.

So we’ve condensed the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan down to 300 words. (If you’ve seen the documents, then you’ll know that’s quite a feat!) We’ve gotten rid of the wonky talk and tried to describe the plan in a way that makes it easier for more people — including English speakers — to understand. And then we translated the text so that our Spanish, Chinese, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese communities can learn more about the plan in their native language.

In just a couple of minutes, you can now learn about how the draft plan for Portland’s future will create more bustling neighborhoods and jobs; reduce pollution; improve natural areas; maintain and improve streets, sidewalks and parks; and help us prepare for natural hazards.

So whether you were born here or on another continent, we invite you to learn more about this plan for Portland’s future growth and development. Then join the conversation about the draft plan.


Comp Plan overview: English version

Get to Know the 2035 Comprehensive Plan (English version)

 


Comp Plan overview: Spanish translation

Conozca el Plan Integral de 2035 (Spanish translation)

 


Comp Plan overview: Chinese translation

了解 2035 年综合规划 (Chinese translation)

 


Waxka Ogow Qorshaha Buuxa ee 2035-ka (Somali translation)Comp Plan overview: Somali translation


Comp Plan overview: Russian translation

Познакомьтесь со всесторонним планом городского развития до 2035 г. (Russian translation)

 


Comp Plan overview: Vietnamese translation

Tìm Hiểu Kế Hoạch Toàn Diện 2035 (Vietnamese translation)

Making the most of Thanksgiving leftovers

Use your turkey bones to make stock, get creative with leftovers, then compost the rest

Food in reusable containersDoesn't everyone like leftovers this time of year? Creative uses for Thanksgiving leftovers helps avoid food waste and provides a better use for the food you bought and prepared for others. Hopefully you have planned the size of your meal to fit your guest list, your guests eat a full meal and they take home leftovers in reusable containers to enjoy another time. (Tools to help you plan your meal and reduce food waste are compiled in Food: Too Good to Waste.)

But what to do with the rest?

To get the most from your bird, make stock with the bones before you compost it. It's easier than you may think. Adding water, carrots, onions, celery and perhaps some favorite herbs and spices or even white wine, you can create flavorful stock to freeze for future winter cooking.

Enjoy your leftovers (many holiday foods taste better the second day anyway), make a turkey sandwich, a casserole, or get creative with your own concoction!

Turkey carcassAnd when you have gotten everything out of your meal, add the turkey bones or any food that’s left to your green Portland Composts! roll cart. To contain messier food scraps, you can line your kitchen compost container with newspapers, a paper bag or approved compostable bags.

Is it food? It's compostable!
Find more residential composting tips and information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/foodscraps.

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PSC News: November 18, 2014 Meeting Recap and Documents

Comprehensive Plan Update — work session

Agenda

  • Comprehensive Plan Update — work session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.