GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Chapter replaced by Ordinance No. 184957, effective November 25, 2011.)
(Amended by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.) For the free use and accommodation of persons waiting for public transportation, benches may be placed on the street area between the property line and the back of the through pedestrian zone and between the curb closest to the street center line and front of the through pedestrian zone in the public right of way of the City, and such benches may bear advertising messages. Permits for benches bearing advertisements shall be granted only to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transit District (TriMet). For purposes of this Chapter, the term bench shall also apply to transit shelters owned, operated and maintained by TriMet.
An annual fee as prescribed in Section 17.24.010 shall be collected for every permit issued to install an advertising bench. This fee is due July 1 and shall be paid by July 15. Permits may be issued without payment of any fee for benches where no advertising or other message will be displayed.
The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may revoke any permit issued under Sections 17.45.030 - 17.45.040 at any time in the event the public’s need requires it, the permittee fails to comply with the conditions of the permit, for any fraud or misrepresentation in the application, or for any reason which would have been grounds for denial of the initial application.
The Director of the Bureau of Transportation is authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with TriMet to govern procedures in the issuance of permits under this Section.