We are excited for our Government Relations team to be working with the State and Federal governments on issues of most importance to the City of Portland.
Of particular importance on the State Agenda, Priority 1 is Affordable and Stable Housing. We will be actively working with the team to make sure this priority remains at the very top. We know that increased supply of affordable housing, the creation of a just-cause eviction law (making it illegal to evict a tenant for “no-cause”), as well as a lift of the pre-emption on rent control will give us the tools we need to protect thousands of vulnerable residents.
We encourage everyone to read the full report and let us know what you think.
Agenda Item #28 https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/622912
Agenda Item #29 https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/622914
Portland City Council Agenda January 11, 2017: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997