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Proposed Draft of the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 8 (RICAP 8) Now Available

The RICAP 8 Proposed Draft contains 51 items being evaluated for possible regulatory improvement. Changes are proposed for Title 33, Planning and Zoning, and Title 11, Trees.  The report contains 23 minor policy items that will address a variety of issues, including land divisions, lot confirmations, property line adjustments, Heritage Trees, enforcement and root protection zones. 

The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) will hold a public hearing December 7, 2016 on items related to Title 11, Trees (Items 34-51). The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing December 13, 2016 on the entire package. The public is welcome to attend and testify on the Proposed Draft, at one or both of these hearings. Details are below.

Urban Forestry Commission Hearing
December 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

The UFC also invites testimony on this proposal through December 7, 2016 in writing:

  • By Email: Email testimony with “RICAP8” in the subject line to brian.landoe@portlandoregon.gov. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.
  • By U.S. Mail:
    Urban Forestry Commission
    Urban Forestry Headquarters
    10910 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing
December 13, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

The PSC also invites testimony on this proposal through December 13, 2016 in writing:

  • By Email: Email your comments with “RICAP8” in the subject line to psc@portlandoregon.gov. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.
  • By U.S. Mail:
    Planning and Sustainability Commission
    City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
    1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

Questions?
Contact Kathryn Hartinger at Kathryn.hartinger@portlandoregon.gov or by phone at (503) 823-9714.

About the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Packages (RICAPs)

The Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Packages continually update and improve City building and land use regulations to encourage desirable development. Changing community needs, new laws and court rulings, technological advances, and shifting perceptions require an ongoing process to ensure that the City’s regulations meet the needs of current and future residents.