Portland feuds with state agency over local fire safety rule

Portland is standing by its rule that requires large nightclubs to have automatic fire sprinklers after a state agency demanded the city rescind the requirement and pay fines.

The state Building Codes Division informed Portland in a July 24 letter that it plans to fine the city at least $20,000 for implementing the sprinkler rule. State officials believe state building codes preempt it.

Source: Portland feuds with state agency over local fire safety rule | OregonLive.com