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Advisory: Public Parking Information for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

(July 1, 2022) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) manages parking on public streets in the city of Portland as well as the bureau's SmartPark garages. On the following 10 holidays, as specified on each meter, parking is free at meters (except at city parks) in Portland's five parking districts - Downtown, Northwest, Marquam Hill, Lloyd, and the Central Eastside:
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PP&R to award community grants: City increases collaboration with community organizations through Parks Levy funding

(Portland, OR) – Portland City Council has authorized Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Partnership Program and Teen Collaborative Initiative Grants for distribution, continuing the Bureau’s support for organizations that provide a broad spectrum of services to Portlanders. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is awarding $1.32 million over...
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July 4, 2022 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience. The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. Request these services online or call 503-823-4000, Relay Service: 711.
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Final paving for a safer, smoother street is coming to SW Naito Parkway between Market and Harrison, from July 5 to July 10

Crews working for PBOT spread new asphalt on the southbound lanes of SW Naito Parkway between SW Market and Harrison streets. Photo by PBOT. (June 30, 2021) As work nears final completion on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) SW Naito Parkway Improvement Project, street paving has been scheduled for next week on SW Naito Parkway from SW Harrison to Market.
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City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland reached two milestones this month in investing American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. A new Rescue Plan open data portal launched, allowing community members to track how Portland is spending its first installment of $104...
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PAC - May 2022 Recap

Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up to receive Police Accountability Commission updates at https://tinyurl.com/portlandpacupdates . The Police Accountability Commission continued its Fact-Finding Phase of work in May, holding its first work session with two parts of the current police accountability system (Independent Police Review and the Citizen Review Committee) and hosting a briefing from Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland and Police Commissioner.
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Audit Update: City advanced building permit reforms; Council and multi-bureau engagement noteworthy

In our 2021 report, we called for Council-level leadership because no one bureau was authorized to solve long-standing problems with Portland’s building permits system. Commissioner Ryan took up that mantle with Commissioner Mapps as co-chairs of a Permit Improvement Task Force established in April 2021, hired a manager dedicated to support the work, and engaged Council colleagues during a January 2022 work session. The Task Force – which includes representation from Council offices, permitting bureaus, and the development community – adopted three overarching goals: 1) reduce permitting timelines; 2) improve the customer experience; and 3) improve performance management.
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Tri-Met Bus Passes Available for Summer

Are you a teen or high school student in need of summer transportation? Attend community events or recreational summer activities, commute to jobs, or visit places in the Portland metro area for free!. Passes are available until the limited supplies last. Come pick up a free transit pass valid on...
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City Council Passes Amendments to PCC 30.01.086 & PCC 30.01.087, the FAIR Ordinances

On June 29, 2022, City Council passed amendments to PCC 30.01.086 & PCC 30.01.087, collectively referred to as the FAIR Ordinances, that address policies for application and screening as well as security deposits for residential rentals in Portland. The amendments were part of a settlement agreement reached in a lawsuit filed by a group of aggrieved landlords.
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Major changes coming to PBOT Healthy Businesses program

The summer is heating up and we wanted to reach out to you with some reminders and updates to the Healthy Business Permit program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) created the Healthy Businesses program to allow local businesses to creatively use street space to safely serve their customers. Since the program started in May 2020, PBOT has issued over 1,050 Healthy Businesses permits free of charge to permittees.
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Discolored Water in Southeast Portland Due to System Maintenance

We have gotten a few reports that some folks in SW Portland are now seeing discolored water. This is water that traveled from Southeast through one of our pipes that crosses the river and is now moving through parts of Southwest Portland. We have dispatched a crew that will be flushing hydrants on SW Vermont from 25th Ave to Bertha Ct. We'll post an update when that water is clear.
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Free Student Help from Friendly House

Many children are struggling both academically and socially after more than two years of disruption because of the pandemic. Online learning and social isolation have taken their toll on many families. During the pandemic, a local organization called Friendly House started their free Complete Student Support (CSS) Program to support students moving to online learning.
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Portland to Vote on Government Changes

This month, the Portland Charter Commission voted to refer a measure to change local government to the November 2022 ballot. The measure is intended to create a more efficient and responsive city government with a more representative democracy. The measure will change Portland's government by establishing a mayor-council government structure,...
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Staying Safe and Cool During Hot Weather

The weather is heating up and there are some important steps you can take to help keep yourself and others safe and cool. Bring your pets in the house and never leave your pets in the car. If you don’t have air conditioning, open your window during the coolest hours...
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Rental Market Listening Session

The Rental Services Commission is the main public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. Commission members are community representatives with expertise in:. Fair housing. Rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing. Landlord/tenant law. Property management. Renter-owner advocacy. Rental housing...
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Impersonating a Police Officer Phone Scam

Lieutenant Nathan Sheppard of the Portland Police Bureau would never do that. As a matter fact no member of the Portland Police Bureau will ever call and ask for money so you can avoid being arrested. The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to...
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Ginger: Kaiser's new mental health and wellness app

Kaiser Permanente members can use Ginger for 90 days per year at no cost, with no referral needed. Text with your coach on the Ginger app now or schedule a time to connect later. Discuss goals, share challenges, and create an action plan with your coach. Get personalized, interactive, skill-building...
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PP&R presents the First Annual East Portland Summer Arts Festival:

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is proud to present the first annual East Portland Summer Arts Festival (EPSAF) on July 9 and 10, 2022. The inaugural EPSAF celebration and performances will be held at PP&R’s Ventura Park and is part of Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All. Grammy award-winning Portland native and artist esperanza spalding is headlining the festival, which is free and open to all.
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