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BDS Notifications now include Translation and Interpretation Information


May 5, 2017

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

BDS Notifications now include Translation and Interpretation Information

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In an effort to increase and improve public access to information, all BDS land use review, residential demolition and enforcement notifications now include information on how to request language translation, interpretation and other accommodations.

“Everybody who lives or works in the City of Portland is a potential stakeholder of the Bureau of Development Services,” says BDS Interim Director Rebecca Esau. “We want people to know that we are committed to increasing access to our services and that we provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities and language translation for individuals with limited English proficiency.” While these accommodations are mandated by Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act, at BDS there is a commitment to implement equitable service delivery, outreach, and recruitment.

The following “Translation and Interpretation” message is being included in all BDS notifications:

BDS Translation and Interpretation Message

To find Bureau of Development Services documents translated into Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian, as well as the City’s other Safe Harbor languages; please visit our Language translation webpage.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bureau of Development Services, please visit us at and subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711.
503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译
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