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Solar Now! announces funding and training opportunity

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

Solar Oregon has announced the Solar Now! Funding and Training Opportunity for Oregon communities and is now soliciting applications. Local governments and nonprofits are eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant, training at Solar Now! University and project support from Solar Oregon.  Please help us spread the word to interested communities.

View the official announcement and application instructions. The application deadline is April 15. 

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Oregon and Oregon Department of Energy partnered to create a statewide campaign to deliver the Solar Now! education and outreach model to other communities around Oregon. The objective is to encourage local municipalities and community leaders throughout the state to learn from and join the Solar Now! network.

RICAP 6 Proposed Draft Released for Public Comment

A wide range of Zoning Code amendments is headed to the Planning and Sustainability Commission for a public hearing

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 6 (RICAP 6): Proposed Draft in preparation for the upcoming Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) public hearing on April 22, 2014. 

This Proposed Draft updates the public Discussion Draft, released in January. The Proposed Draft includes staff consideration of the many comments received over the seven-week outreach period. The bulk of the public comments were on the code amendments addressing short-term rentals. A summary of the feedback on the initial short-term rental proposal is available and contains City staff’s responses to these issues.

Public Hearing on RICAP 6
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission – Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, 2nd Floor, Room 2500A

View the agenda:

View the Proposed Draft:

For detailed instructions on submitting testimony:

The project team will brief the Planning and Sustainability Commission on the short-term rental proposed amendments on April 8 at 12:30 p.m. No public testimony will be taken at the briefing, but the public is welcome to listen to the staff presentation and hear what questions the commissioners are asking. The briefing will be in the same location as the public hearing noticed above.

PSC News: March 19, 2014 meeting recap and documents

Joint PSC / PDC Board — work session


  • Joint PSC / PDC Board work session

Meeting files

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An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

Metro Seeks Community Input on Making a Great Place

Public comment period open March 21 to May 5

There's a reason our region has remained such a great place to live – decades of careful planning have preserved neighborhoods, supported our economy and protected the farms, forestland and natural areas that help create the unique sense of place and quality of life for which the region is known. Because good planning is an ongoing process, Metro is seeking your input on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future.

Visit Friday, March 21 through Monday, May 5 to take a short survey to inform the plans below. You can also give more detailed feedback on the plans and programs that will shape our region for the next 25 years.

Information that you provide will inform:

  • 2014 Regional Transportation Plan
  • Regional Active Transportation Plan
  • 2015-18 Metropolitan Improvement Program
  • Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project

Join us at a community forum
5:30 p.m. open house
6:00 p.m. Metro Councilor welcome
6:20 p.m. discussion tables
7:30 p.m. adjourn

April 3, Madison High School library 2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland
April 9, Oak Lodge Sanitary District Building 14611 SE River Road, Milwaukie
April 17, Beaverton Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton 

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