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BES requests public comment on proposed changes to the Stormwater Management Manual and Title 17.38

May 18 through June 19, 2020

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 
May 18, 2020

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services requests public comment on
proposed changes to the Stormwater Management Manual and Title 17.38

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will accept public comment on proposed revisions to the City’s Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) and Portland City Code Title 17.38 from 8 a.m. May 18, 2020 through 5 p.m. June 19, 2020.

Information can be found at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/2020SWMM. There you will find:

  • Proposed changes to the SWMM
  • Proposed changes to 17.38
  • How to register for information sessions
  • Directions on how to provide comments

Contact Adrienne Aiona if you have questions: BESStormManual@portlandoregon.gov, or 503-823-2051.

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020.

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Online Survey Available to Share Your Views on Updates to Portland’s Tree Code

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 
April 14, 2020

Online Survey Available to Share Your Views on Updates to Portland’s Tree Code

You are invited to share your views about updates to the City of Portland’s tree code through an online survey that is available through Friday, May 15.

Click here to Access the Survey

The Bureau of Development Services, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Portland Parks and Recreation are taking a look at Portland’s tree code to address concerns about the removal of trees in certain types of development situations. The Portland City Council directed these bureaus to reach out to the public and develop specific proposals for the City Council’s consideration later this year.

The online survey is one way you can share perspectives and ideas to help shape the proposal that will be released this summer for further public review and comment. Your responses are confidential.

The survey is brief and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please click on the link above to begin. For more information on this effort, click here. Thank you for your interest in improving Portland’s tree code.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711. 503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
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Oregon OSHA: COVID-19 Job Health & Safety Resources for Oregon Contractors

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April 6, 2020

Oregon OSHA: COVID-19 Job Health & Safety Resources for Oregon Contractors

Oregon OSHA has posted a PDF on job health and safety resources for Oregon contractors.

There is also a page on infectious diseases here.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711. 503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
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Bureau of Development Services COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 
March 11, 2020

Bureau of Development Services COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus illustration.

Dear Bureau of Development Services customers;

With mounting concerns of COVID-19/Coronavirus in our community, we want to communicate our efforts to minimize the potential for exposure at the Development Services Center (Permit Center) and 1900 Building facilities. We are now following this protocol to help our customers stay safe and healthy:

  • Hand sanitizer is available in the Development Service Center and Permit Center lobbies.
  • In addition to regular cleaning, janitorial staff are disinfecting "high touch" surfaces such as counters, door knobs, push bars, elevator buttons, etc. on a daily basis.
  • We use disinfectant products approved by health authorities for combating COVID-19.
  • Staff have been instructed to wash and sanitize their hands as thoroughly and as often as possible.
  • Staff are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Information concerning COVID-19 is available in multiple languages in the Permit Center lobby on signs and the TV monitors.

We are also counting on you, our Permit Center customers, to help us keep our facility a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We request that you:

  • Interact with us remotely, rather than in person, whenever possible. For example, if you have questions about a property or project, we encourage you to use our existing hotlines, or send your questions to us via our website. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms. Some services we provide are available online through our Development Hub PDX customer portal, including applying and paying for simple trade permits.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water (or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer). There are public restrooms available in our first floor building lobby.
  • Maintain a reasonable "social distance", when possible (6 feet).
  • Cover up any sneezing or coughing using a tissue, or your sleeve. If you're sneezing or coughing, we request that you stay home until you are well.

As of now, we are maintaining our in-person services in the 1900 Building and Development Services Center. We are closely coordinating with other City bureaus, the Mayor's office and other local agencies and health authorities as well as preparing our own Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) should this situation worsen. The COOP plan addresses how the Bureau of Development Services staff can continue serving our customers should schools be closed and staff are instructed to telework, etc. Should our processes change, more information will be provided. You can always check our homepage.

Thank you and be well.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711. 503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
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Clarifying the Demolition Inspections Enforcement Process

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 
March 5, 2020

Clarifying the Demolition Inspections Enforcement Process

24.55.205

E. Enforcement

1. Stop Work Orders. When necessary to obtain compliance with this Section 24.55.205, the Director may issue a stop work order as described in Portland City Code Section 3.30.080 requiring that all work, except work directly related to elimination of the violation, be immediately and completely stopped. Any person subject to a stop work order may seek administrative review of the order and may appeal the Director’s administrative determination as provided in Portland City Code Section 3.30.080.

2. Citation Process and Fines 

a. Citation Process

(1) Correction Notice. If BDS finds the demolition project does not comply with any provision of this Section 24.55.205, BDS will issue a correction notice stating the provision(s) violated and the required correction(s) to bring the project into compliance.

(2) Citation for Violations. If a violation for which a correction notice has been issued is not corrected, or if the same responsible party is found to have violated any provision of this Section 24.55.205 on a different project within the City, BDS may issue a citation to the responsible party for such violation. For the purposes of this Section 24.55.205, the responsible party is defined in Section 24.55.150.

(3) Citation service. A citation may be personally delivered to the responsible party, or may be served by Registered or Certified Mail to the responsible party. For purposes of this Subsection, service by Registered or Certified mail is complete and effective when a correctly addressed notice is deposited with the postal service after being either certified or registered by the postal service.

(4) Fines and corrections. The citation will state the section of this Section 24.55.205 violated, the fine imposed, and the corrective action required.

(5) Corrections not made. If corrections are not made and the violation(s) continue, BDS may impose additional citations or pursue other enforcement remedies as authorized under Portland City Code Section 3.30.040, including assessment of Administrative Enforcement Fees and revocation of issued demolition or building permits.

(6) Citation appeals. Issuance of a citation may be appealed by requesting an Administrative Review, see Subsection G below.

b. Fines

Fines are established for violations of this Section 24.55.205 as set forth in the Enforcement Fee and Penalty Schedule as adopted by the City Council.  These fines will be assessed as a result of an issued citation for violations of this Section 24.55.205 and are in addition to any other fines authorized by law.

1st Offense – a first offense is based on a single inspection, even if there are multiple violations. For any subsequent offenses, a separate fine may be assessed for each violation of this Section 24.55.205.

Additional violations after the first offense will be set at the maximum amount per individual violation allowed by the fee scheduled adopted by the City Council, unless the Director finds mitigating factors that justify a lesser fine. Multiple citations can be issued to the responsible party for continued violations of this Section 24.55.205, and each day of non-compliance may be considered a separate violation.

Fines must be received by the Bureau of Development Services within 15 calendar days of the date on the citation, or within 15 calendar days of the final administrative review of the Director or the published decision of a citation appealed to the Code Hearings Officer, unless the Code Hearings Officer specifies a different date.

If the citation fine is not paid within 15 calendar days, the fine(s) indicated on the citation will double and the unpaid citation amount may, at the discretion of the Director, be assessed as a City lien against the property.

F. Demolition Permit Compliance Prerequisite for New Building Permit.  No building permit for a new structure on the site that is subject to the demolition permit (including all lots in a land division or lot confirmation) will be issued until the final inspection for the demolition permit has been completed and approved.

G. Administrative Review and Appeals. If a responsible party has received a stop work order or written citation and the responsible party believes the order or citation has been issued in error, the responsible party may request that the order or citation be reviewed by the Director or designee. The responsible party must submit a written request for an Administrative Review within 15 calendar days of the date of the order or citation. An Administrative Review appeal fee, see current BDS Enforcement fee schedule, is due when the written request for an Administrative Review is requested.  This fee will only be refunded if it is determined that all of the contested violations were cited in error. A written Administrative Review determination will be served on the responsible party by regular mail.

A responsible party may appeal the written Administrative Review determination to the City Code Hearings Office in accordance with Chapter 22.10 of the Portland City Code.

 

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711. 503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
翻译或传译 | Письменныйили устный перевод | 翻訳または通訳 | Traducere sau Interpretare
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