Tag Archives: City of Portland

Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Rising costs and social and environmental concerns are putting a harsher spotlight on the project to widen Interstate 5 near Portland’s Rose Quarter. Three years ago, the proposed freeway widening project near Portland’s Rose Quarter was a jewel in the crown of a landmark transportation bill passed by Oregon Legislators. Source: Planned I-5 Freeway Widening […]
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Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

State regulators propose to fine the city $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallon of untreated wastewater in 2018 Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

 Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

Plus, tension grows over homeless services measure and replacing Fish has affected Metro Council race Source: Pamplin Media Group – Sources: Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

Historically racist housing policies exacerbating climate change effects in low-income Portland neighborhoods

As the climate warms, heat waves are predicted to increase in both frequency and intensity. But that heat, and the threats to public health that come with it, will not be distributed evenly. In cities like Portland, some areas are referred to as “heat islands,” areas where development has exacerbated the effects of high temperatures. Now, a new […]
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Portland Now Contains What Might Be the Largest “Slow Zone” of Any U.S. City

Most of Northwest Portland is a 20 miles-per-hour zone. Driving through Northwest Portland? Slow down. Earlier this month, the Portland Bureau of Transportation finished installing 20 mph signs along major surface streets in the Northwest quadrant, making the 1.6-square-mile area one of the largest “slow zones” of any U.S. city. Source: Portland Now Contains What […]
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Permits for in-law flats and other ADUs are down but interest remains high

What’s causing the dip in permits issued for a second, smaller home sharing a city lot with an existing house? Longtime small housing advocate Kol Peterson studied data from the City of Portland and found permits for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) decreased in 2019. Source: Permits for in-law flats and other ADUs are down but interest remains high – […]
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Portland traffic, statewide road improvements are focus of new Oregon mega projects office

Oregon is creating a new office within the state’s transportation department to focus on addressing the Portland metro area’s traffic woes and ensuring big-ticket freeway projects like the Rose Quarter expansion are constructed. Source: Portland traffic, statewide road improvements are focus of new Oregon mega projects office – oregonlive.com

Debate ongoing whether Portland’s urban growth boundary increases homelessness

Is Oregon’s nation-leading effort to protect the environment and stop urban sprawl affecting homelessness? In 1973, Oregon became the first state in the nation to establish an urban growth boundary around major cities. Source: Debate ongoing whether Portland’s urban growth boundary increases homelessness | KATU

No American City Has Ever Tried a Climate Justice Tax Like the One Portland Is Launching. What’s the Plan?

In just a few months, the city of Portland will begin investing the proceeds from a groundbreaking new tax on large companies. Source: No American City Has Ever Tried a Climate Justice Tax Like the One Portland Is Launching. What’s the Plan? – Willamette Week

New Laws | New Portland Police Chief | Grants Pass Housing – OPB’s Think Out Loud

OPB political reporter Dirk Vanderhart joins us to talk about the new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1. We’ll also preview the upcoming 2020 short legislative session. The 13-member Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing, or PCCEP, is leading the community oversight of the Portland Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the federal government. More […]
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