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7.22.020 Authorization.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 186746, effective August 6, 2014.)

A.  The Street and Sidewalk Use Coordinator of the Portland Bureau of Transportation is authorized to issue street and sidewalk use permits.

B.  Adoption of Administrative Regulations.  The Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation is authorized to adopt or amend administrative regulations pertaining to use of sidewalks and streets.  All administrative regulations shall be in writing.

1.  Prior to the adoption of any administrative regulations the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation shall submit the proposed administrative regulations to the Street and Sidewalk Use Review Committee.  After consultation with the Street and Sidewalk Use Review Committee, the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation shall publish a notice regarding the proposed administrative regulations, and shall make them available for public review and written comments.

2.  No sooner than thirty days from the publication of the notice, the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation may adopt the proposed administrative regulations.  All administrative regulations adopted by the Bureau Director shall be filed in the office of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.  Copies of all current administrative regulations shall be made available to the public upon request.

3.  Notwithstanding Subsections 1. and 2. of this Section, the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation may adopt interim administrative regulations without prior public notice upon the Director’s finding that failure to act promptly will result in serious prejudice to the public interest or the interest of the affected parties, including the specific reasons for prejudice.  Any administrative regulation adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be effective for a period of not longer than 180 days.