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The Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 8 (RICAP 8) Adopted Report contains 44 items that amend the zoning and tree codes. Changes fall into two groups:

  1. Minor Policy Items that may affect existing policy; for example, by expanding or restricting allowed uses, changing the review type or procedure for land use applications, or revising development standards. RICAP 8 contains 20 minor policy items that will address a variety of issues, including land divisions, lot confirmations, property line adjustments, Heritage Trees, Tree Code enforcement and root protection zones.

  2. Technical Corrections, Clarifications and Consistency Items where the particular requirement is unclear or the regulations are in conflict with other sections of the code. There are 23 miscellaneous technical corrections in RICAP 8, including ten technical issues related to the new Tree Code.

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Kathryn Hartinger, City Planner, 503-823-9714,

Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 8 (RICAP 8): Adopted Report – March 2017

Ordinance 188259, effective March 31, 2017. Ordinance 188278, effective April 14, 2017.

Commissioner Saltzman, Eudaly and Fritz Proposed Amendments

Amendments proposed at the February 15 City Council Hearing on RICAP 8, to be discussed at a February 22 hearing

Recommended Draft Summary

4-page handout summarizing items included in the Recommended Draft

Mayor’s Proposed Amendment Memo

Amendments to be proposed by Mayor Wheeler at the February 15 City Council Hearing

RICAP 8 Proposed Draft Summary

4-page handout summarizing items included in the Proposed Draft

RICAP 8 Proposed Draft

Code amendments for consideration by the Urban Forestry and Planning and Sustainability commissions

RICAP 8 Discussion Draft Summary

4-page handout summarizing items included in the Discussion Draft

RICAP 8 Discussion Draft

Draft of code amendments for public outreach

RICAP 8 Notice of Proposed Workplan

Notice for the Planning and Sustainability Commission hearing on the workplan

RICAP 8 Workplan Summary

A 2-page summary of the 37 items to be evaluated as part of the RICAP 8 workplan

RICAP 8 Workplan Appendix

Full database list of technical and minor policy items considered for RICAP 8

RICAP 8 Proposed Workplan

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will consider this proposed workplan on April 28th. No code amendments or specific changes are being proposed at this time. The PSC is being asked to approve the list of items to be further evaluated