Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee | ONI Notification | The City of Portland, Oregon

Source: Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee | ONI Notification | The City of Portland, Oregon

As directed by Portland City Council, the Portland Housing Bureau is convening a Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee to identify technical issues with the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Policy that was adopted by City Council on February 2, 2017.

The Technical Advisory Committee membership is comprised of City Council invited representatives of landlords and renters. These meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

New Online Map Search of Land Use Cases | News & Events | The City of Portland, Oregon

Source: New Online Map Search of Land Use Cases | News & Events | The City of Portland, Oregon

public access and the usability of information, we have added a land use case search to the Portland Maps website Advanced Search features. The Advanced Search features went live in October 2016 with our building permit records and now allows customized searches of land use case records filtered by type, neighborhoods, and date range. Land use case records include the following categories: Early Assistance, Final Plat, Land Use Review and Public Registry.

5-0: Portland City Council chooses filtration

Source: 5-0: Portland City Council chooses filtration

Portland currently has no system for treating cryptosporidium. That makes it the only place in the country where water is taken from surface-level sources (i.e. not underground) and passed on to consumers without treating it for crypto.

For a long time, that wasn’t a major problem, because Bull Run water is so high-quality and the watershed heavily protected.

But in December 2011, water monitors detected a lone crypto parasite for the first time since 2002. A federal EPA regulation created in 2006 mandates that crypto treatments be installed wherever an outbreak is possible. However, another federal law allows states to give certain bureaus an exception if the general water quality is outstanding.

After the 2011 detection, the Portland Water Bureau requested such an exception – or variance – from the Oregon Health Authority. OHA granted that variance in early 2012, citing the quality and protection of Bull Run.

Director’s Desk: How to support Street Roots vendors, others during heat wave | Street Roots

Source: Director’s Desk: How to support Street Roots vendors, others during heat wave | Street Roots

If you see a vendor struggling, don’t hesitate to check in with them. You can always call our office at 503-228-5657 with questions or concerns. Don’t be afraid to make conversation and offer up some cold water when making your latest purchase of Street Roots.

Los Angeles issues plan to electrify its entire bus fleet | Utility Dive

Source: Los Angeles issues plan to electrify its entire bus fleet | Utility Dive

LA Metro will hire a consultant to develop a plan to convert its remaining 168 bus routes to zero-emission buses.

Putting more electric vehicles on the road is key to solving several existential problems for utilities. California utilities are battling many familiar issues facing the sector nationwide: stagnant load growth, flat power sales and increasing penetration of renewable energy.

EV growth could help resolve those issues. In addition to growing power demand, electric vehicles can be used for demand response programs and avoid costly infrastructure upgrades. It’s also another money-making opportunity. Utilities have proposed to ratebase charger systems, and can collect a rate of return on these projects.

SCE filed plans in January to expand its electric vehicle infrastructure system, planning to spend $553.8 million on a five-year charging buildout. The plan includes a pilot program in which SCE will install electric charging infrastructure behind-the-meter and provide a rebate toward installing these stations.