Please help us urge Portland City Council to approve the Planning Commission’s draft of the HRRP as is without Commissioner Gonzalez’s amendments!
Talking Points for City Council:
- Please adopt the recommended draft of the Housing Regulatory Relief Package and reject Commissioner Gonzalez’s amendments to suspend bird safe and ecoroof policies;
- Given our current affordable housing crisis, climate crisis and biodiversity crisis, we need innovative solutions to address them all simultaneously. The City should not advance approaches that pit them against each other and in the process, sacrifice the sustainability of our communities;
- Bird Safe Glazing Standards are critical for reducing window collisions— a hazard for birds that results in up to 1 Billion bird deaths every year. The bird safe glazing standard also synergistically aligns with energy efficiency goals for our buildings;
- Ecoroof requirements ensure that new development in the central city incorporates important green infrastructure to treat stormwater, create habitat in a highly developed portion of the City, and reduce the urban heat island effect.
Thank you for taking action to help Bird Alliance of Oregon ensure our region remains one of the greenest metropolitan areas in the country – one in which all people have access to affordable housing in complete, healthy, equitable, climate resilient communities surrounded by nature.