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In 2005 Metro adopted Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Title 13, Nature in Neighborhoods, which requires that Metro-area cities and counties demonstrate their programs adequately protect designated rivers, streams and drainage ways, wetlands, floodplains, riparian areas, and wildlife habitat. Cities and counties may achieve Title 13 compliance through regulatory and/or non-regulatory programs.
The City of Portland has prepared a draft request for Metro to determine that Portland complies with Title 13. The Planning and Sustainability Commission has recommended that the request be forwarded to City Council for approval. The PSC is also recommending that the City and Metro enter into a voluntary intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to continue watershed health-related efforts. The draft compliance request and IGA will go to the City Council for consideration and a public hearing on Nov. 28, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.
This letter recaps the PSC public hearing process and presents the PSC's recommendations to the Portland City Council
Provides directon for BPS to submit the City's Title 13 compliance request to Metro, for BPS, Environmental Services, and Parks and Recreation to enter into a voluntary Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Metro
Program package forming the basis of Portland's compliance with Title 13
Appendix to the City's Title 13 compliance request, details the approach and methodology the City used to develop the updated citywide inventory of riparian corridors and wildlife habitat, adopted as part of the Comp Plan Update "Factual Basis"
Appendix to the City's Title 13 compliance request (Ordinance Exhibit A), and provides a detailed comparison of Portland's natual resource overlay zone provisions and the provisions of Title 13, Nature in Neighborhoods
This voluntary 10-year Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) is a statement of intent to continue watershed health-related projects, programs, and interagency collaboration after Metro finds the City in compliance with Title 13
Draft IGA between the City of Portland and Metro establishing intent to continue watershed health-related efforts and interagency collaboration after Metro finds Portland in compliance with Title 13
Authorizes submittal of Title 13 compliance request to Metro and establishes a voluntary Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Portland and Metro
Outline of draft IGA
Provides a summary of the information presented in the full Planning and Sustainability Commission draft report
July 6, 2012
Recommended Draft, June 2012
The City's overlay zones and Title 13
Frequently Asked Questions (7/12/12)
Request for Metro Determination of Substantial Compliance with Title 13, Nature in Neighborhoods
Exhibit A: Metro Title 13 Ordinance (6/8/09)
Exhibit E: Metro letter to Portland (6/8/09)