Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The City of Portland's (draft) 2019 Legislative Agenda

The City of Portland released its draft 2019 legislative agenda on November 14th.  The Portland Mercury reported that only a single town hall meeting on the agenda was held -- on November 27th.

There are a number of issues the city will be lobbying for at the state level relating to housing. They include:

  • Establishment of a "just-cause eviction standard"
  • Advocacy of rent control
  • Funding tax exemption for developers who include affordable units in their projects
  • Funding for social services for newly housed people

A final version of the agenda is due to be adopted on December 19th.