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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Project Information

URM Resolution (June 13, 2018)

Resolution adopted by Portland City Council on June 13, 2018 on improving the earthquake safety of unreinforced masonry buildings.

VIDEO: Mayor Lianne Dalziel message to Portland City Council

Statement by Christchurch, NZ Mayor Lianne Dalziel to Portland City Council regarding the earthquake danger posed by unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.

General Public Comments - 2017

Comments received from the public on the proposed URM policy.

General Public Comments - 2016

Comments received from the public on the proposed URM policy.

URM Project Description

View the project description for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.

URM Workplan

View the workplan for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.

URM Overview Video

A short video about Portland's concerns about the danger posed by unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in an earthquake.

Public Forum Documents

Notes and presentation slides from public forums held on September 8, September 22, and October 19, 2016.