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PSC News: July 23, 2019 Meeting Information and Documents

PSC Retreat


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Administration and Look Ahead
  • PSC Roles and Feedback
  • Leading with Racial Equity

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

For background information, see the PSC website at, call 503-823-7700 or email


The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

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BPS statement on HB2001 and SB534

How the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's work on Residential Infill Project and other housing opportunity initiatives aligns with new state legislation


News from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
July 3, 2019


Donnie Oliveira



Portland, ORE. — With the passage of HB2001 (middle housing) and SB534 (narrow lots) in the state legislature — and expected Governor’s signature — the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability can begin to determine how the Residential Infill Project meets the bills' objectives.

Bureau staff will be doing a crosswalk of the two bills and the Residential Infill Project to validate the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s (PSC) recommendation and identify any gaps before taking the project to City Council in the fall. For example, we know that we will need to adjust the historically narrow lots recommendation to comply with SB534. HB2001 has a compliance deadline of June 30, 2021, while the SB534 compliance deadline is March 1, 2020. 

In addition, City Council has funded an anti-displacement project to anticipate and mitigate any unintended displacement of under-represented residents as we continue to implement the Comprehensive Plan. We are currently scoping the project now. 

Our plan is to bring this Housing Opportunities Initiative, the combination of a proposed Anti-Displacement Strategy draft, Residential Infill Project and Better Housing by Design projects as well as the state legislation impacts to City Council this fall. 

Tentative timeline

July 2019
• Anti-displacement Project scoping begins
• HB2001 and SB534 Impact Analysis begins   

August 2019
 Recommended Residential Infill Project/Better Housing by Design drafts published 

• Community outreach begins
• PSC briefing on the Housing Opportunities Initiative (Residential Infill Project/Better Housing by Design/Anti-Displacement Strategy/State legislation)

September 2019 – City Council work session (to be confirmed)

October 2019 – Better Housing by Design to Council; public hearings 

November 2019 – Residential Infill Project to Council; public hearings

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Community organizers receive $3,500 to support their work on affordable housing, at-risk children, communities of color, and urban agriculture

BPS Director Andrea Durbin directs $3,500 for sponsorships to seven organizations and community coalitions.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability takes our partnerships with the many communities we serve seriously. We are grateful to have so many allies and supporters through our long-standing relationships with community groups, coalitions, faith-based institutions, affinity groups and more.

A great deal of the work done by our community partners starts small — in church basements and local cafes, during kids’ soccer games, over long commutes, long past dinner hours, on the weekends, in friends’ backyards and myriad other places.

We want to be more intentional about building the capacity of grassroots organizers, community advocates, and all the movers, shakers and changemakers in Portland. So, BPS is recognizing the following emerging organizations and coalitions in whose work we see shared value, alignment and strong promise:

We hope these funds will serve as seeds to continue the positive trajectory these community champions are on.

Review of ezones in North Portland underway

Property owners in the Columbia Corridor and on Hayden Island are invited to talk with City planners about the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project at drop-in hours in July.

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is in the process of correcting ezone maps around the city. Ezones are a tool to help protect natural resources, such as rivers, streams, wetlands and wildlife habitat in Portland.

The Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project team is now reviewing the ezones in the Columbia Corridor and on Hayden Island. Property owners and other interested community members are invited to talk with City planners about changes to the ezones maps during drop-in hours at the Multnomah County Drainage District, 1880 NE Elrod Drive, on:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Staff will have online maps for you to look at and can talk about how the project may affect your property.

What is the Ezone Map Correction Project?

The Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project will correct the boundaries of the conservation (c) and protection (p) overlay zones to match the locations of rivers, streams, wetlands, floodplains, forests, steep slopes and wildlife habitat. Project staff started work in areas near Johnson Creek, then expanded to the northeast neighborhoods. This spring the project focused on the Northwest and Southwest Hills. Work on ezones is now underway in the Columbia Corridor. 

How will this affect you?

We expect the environmental overlay zones will only change slightly on most properties. But some properties may have expanded ezones; others may have smaller ones. You can learn more in a self-guided presentation.

Find your property on a map

You can use the Ezone Review Map to look up your property. This map will tell you what kinds of environmental overlays apply now and what are proposed to change. You can also request a site visit through the Ezone Review Map, and staff will come to your property to review the data.

How do I use the Ezone Review Map?

There are step-by-step instructions for using the Ezone Review Map in the self-guided presentation, starting on slide 11.

For more information

Phone: 503-823-4225

Two changes starting July 1, 2019: New garbage rates and collection schedule

There are new garbage rates and schedule changes for residential customers.

Garbage bills are changing

Portland City Council approved a garbage and recycling bill increase in May to cover higher fees for processing yard debris and food scraps and a surcharge for the voter-approved Portland Clean Energy Fund. Rates for most customers will go up by 2% to 3% beginning July 1, 2019. That is approximately $.75 more per month.

Find the new rates online or call your garbage and recycling company.

Curbside collection schedules

collection schedule purple

The 2019-2020 Garbage Collection Schedule is out! Portland residents are sent one of two versions (orange or purple) based on street address because garbage and recycling company routes vary around the city. Find your schedule at

As a reminder, there are no schedule changes for holidays, except two twice a year – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. That means collection takes place as usual on July 4 for Thursday customers.