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Public invited to testify on proposed changes to Titles 11, 18, 32 and 33 before commissions and boards at public hearings

Portland's new Comprehensive Plan is in the process of being acknowledged by the state. Meanwhile, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) planners are proposing amendments to the Zoning Code and other City titles to synchronize regulations with the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Inclusionary Housing changes.

The Code Reconciliation Project – Proposed Draft is available for public review and testimony. The Proposed Draft includes amendments to Title 33 (Planning and Zoning), Title 11 (Trees), Title 18 (Noise Control) and Title 32 (Signs and Related Regulations). While many of the changes are primarily technical fixes, there are also changes that may touch on policy issues and affect development allowances.

How to testify

Your testimony on the Proposed Draft changes must be directed to the Commission or Board tasked with considering and approving the amendments, as follows:

Planning and Sustainability Commission – Title 33, Title 32 and Title 11 issues

Testify: October 24, 2017, 5 p.m., CH2M Building: 2020 SW 4th Ave, Lincoln Room (1st floor)
Check the PSC calendar one week before the meeting for exact hearing time for this project.
Write: Attn: PSC Testimony, 1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-823-7800
Email: (write “Code Reconciliation Testimony” in the subject line)

Noise Review Board – Title 18 issues only 

Testify: November 8, 2017, 6 p.m., City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Pettygrove Room
Write: 1221 SW 4th Avenue Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Fax: 503-823-3050 (write “Code Reconciliation Testimony” in the subject line)

Urban Forestry Commission – Title 11 issues only

Testify: November 16, 2017, 8 a.m., City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Lovejoy Room
Write: 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 5000 Portland, OR 97201
Email: (write “Code Reconciliation Testimony” in the subject line)


Staff will brief the Commissions and Boards on the following dates, but no testimony will be taken.

Planning and Sustainability Commission
Oct. 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m, 1900 SW 4th Room 2500

Noise Review Board
Oct. 11, 2017, 6 p.m., City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

Urban Forestry Commission
Oct. 19, 2017, 8 a.m., City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

Confirm dates, times, and locations of these events in the calendar.

For more information or if you have questions about the Code Reconciliation Project

Visit the project website:

Email staff:

Call: 503-823-0195