On April 24, 2012, the Planning and Sustainability Commission voted unanimously to send their recommendations on the Urban Food Zoning Code Update to the City Council for their review. The City Council will hold a public hearing on these recommended zoning code amendments on Thursday, June 7.
Public Hearing with City Council
Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Portland Building, 2nd floor auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue (across from City Hall)
Note that this hearing will not be held in Council Chambers.
You may comment on these recommendations by testifying at the City Council hearing on June 7th or by writing to City Council. Mail written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, room 140, Portland, Oregon 97204, or FAX comments to 503-823-4571. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.
Copies of the Recommended Draft are also available at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability office at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th Floor. In addition, the Bureau receptionist will mail you a copy if you call 503-823-7700.
Attention operators of Market Gardens, Food Membership Distribution Sites, and Farmers Markets — the inventory for these existing uses closes on June 6, 2012.
Over the past few months, project staff has been collecting information for this inventory. Inclusion on the inventory will establish your right to continue to operate—at the level you are operating—even if you don’t meet the new regulations approved by City Council. Project staff is offering this inventory as a service until June 6th. After June 6th you will be required to go through a more rigorous process to document that you existed to be eligible for “grandfathered rights.”
For more information, contact Julia Gisler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-7624.