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At various times during the year, the City provides opportunities for bureaus to adjust their current fiscal year budgets. Over the last few years, BDS has used these Budget Monitoring Processes (BMPs) to add staff positions in response to changes in workload, rather than having to wait to use the City’s annual budget development process.
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Over the next year, the City is phasing in a new more efficient plan review process for all types of building permits. This new process will establish dedicated windows of uninterrupted time for City staff to perform plan review.
Design Commission Chair Julie Livingston presented the Commission’s annual State of the City report to Portland City Council on October 17, 2018. Five representatives of the development industry testified on behalf of the Commission.
During the rainy season, between October 1st and April 30th, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.
The Bureau of Development Services staff has been working to implement the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS), a program that will move the City’s paper-based development review process to a more streamlined and efficient online digital system.
On October 10, 2018, City Council passed an ordinance that requires owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings to place placards on their buildings.
The State Building Codes Division adopted the 2018 International Residential Code as part of the Oregon Reach Code to provide minimum standards for the construction of tiny houses.
On Oct. 19, BDS hosted a Lunch & Learn on the basics of erosion and sediment control in residential development.
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