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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

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Join the Unreinforced Masonry Building Work Group

The URM Workgroup is charged with making recommendations to reduce the life safety risks posed by URM buildings and to reduce displacement following a seismic event.  Click here to learn more and submit an application. 

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have an opinion about this issue? Send us an email to

Attend a City Council Meeting on URMs

We will post City Council meeting times and dates on this website. Council meetings are held in Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204).

Submit Testimony to City Council

You can submit written comments on upcoming City Council items to the Council Clerk at

Attend a URM Committee Meeting

URM committee meetings are open to the public. We have not yet determined when or where these meetings will be held. If you would like to keep up to date and be informed of when and where the first meeting will be held, send an email to and ask to be added to the URM Work Group list.

Let Us Know How Else We Can Work With You

Are there other ways that we can make this process more accessible and inclusive? Please let us know! Email with your feedback and ideas.