Options to Raise Revenues for Street Maintenance

By Don MacGillivray   Transportation funding has long been an important issue in Portland. Our streets are deteriorating under the pressure of weather, age and normal use. At the same time, the City’s resources for addressing this issue is declining. In the 1990’s, property taxes were reduced in Oregon, making [...]

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Some Like it New

By Midge Pierce   In response to last month’s story, The Rubble Within, Justin Wood with the Portland Homebuilder’s Association says the association has not done any formal research on the topic of embedded energy, but maintains it is not a simple matter of comparing materials and energy used by [...]

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Tweaking Portland’s Zoning Code

By Don MacGillivray   The City is embarking on its Seventh Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package (RICAP #7). Those that remember the temporary vacation rentals flap may know the term. The sixth edition of this process was approved and put to bed in July after serious miscalculations with the code [...]

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Up for Review and Comment – the New Draft Comprehensive Plan

By Don MacGillivray   Portland residents are invited to view and comment on elements of a long-range plan to direct growth and change over the next twenty years. Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan may be viewed at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan. The Comprehensive Plan, a state-mandated blueprint for future growth (not to be confused [...]

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Central City 2035 SE Quadrant

By Nancy Tannler   In 1988, the Central Eastside became an official district of Portland’s Central City and is now part of the Central City 2035 Plan (CC2035). The SE Quadrant goes from the Banfield to the Clinton Triangle and SE Powell and from the Willamette River to SE 12th [...]

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Have Patience While Commuting

Have Patience While Commuting

By Midge Pierce   You may feel like your car, bike or sandals are barely squeezing through Portland’s tightly-packed commercial corridors and detours this summer. Inner SE is bursting with transit projects from road diets on SE Division to the  Tilikum Bridge Crossing, to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail. Repaving, sewer [...]

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