APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL
A vote was taken on October 10th to pass an ordinance for placards and disclosures to tenants. This vote on placards and disclosures was taken without any notification to building owners, businesses, churches, condo owners or tenants. There were no public meetings or public process prior to the hearings.
PORTLANDERS ARE FIGHTING BACK
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We, along with the groups below, oppose this YES vote for placarding.
Testified against placards at City Council
• The NAACP
• Portland Business Alliance
• Venture Portland (50 business districts)
• Music Portland
• Oregon Chinese Benevolent Association
NO NEGATIVE PLACARDING
No “Scarlet Letter” (on individual buildings)
Fix the City list of URMs (city admits it is not accurate)
Educate the community on earthquake readiness (liquefaction zones, schools, gas lines and safety plans)
PLACARDING AND TENANT NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
URMs ARE OUR MAIN STREETS - APARTMENTS - CHURCHES - SCHOOLS - NON-PROFITS
7,000 Residential Units (1,800 City Funded Low-Income)
1,415 Commercial Main Street Buildings (1,000's of Small Businesses)
43 Portland Public Schools