Monday, July 31, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Meanwhile, five years into a similar project, the City of Portland has spent $12 million and it is expected to spend at least $1.6 million more. Portland fired its original vendor -- Sierra Systems of Vancouver, B.C. -- last fall. Local news reports indicate costs are expected to climb even higher. Officials hope to implement the Portland system by the end of 2018.
Note: This story was updated July 27 to include information contained in a July 26th report by the Daily Journal of Commerce which appeared following this posting.
- Outdated zoning laws
- Unnecessary land use restrictions
- Arbitrary permitting requirements
- Inflated parking requirements
- Environmental site assessments
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This Week: Low unemployment and lack of construction workers; city of Portland plans to renew the relocation assistance program this October.
Monday, July 24, 2017
The upshot: We’ll have to build 4.6 million new apartments between now and the end of 2030 to keep up with growing apartment demand—or risk exacerbating today’s existing housing shortage. Read more.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
This week: Portland's relocation ordinance revisions; water bills to increase; for whom the driving tolls (it tolls for thee).
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Rent control remains banned in Oregon -- for now; City of Portland relocation fee ordinance withstands legal challenge.