City Program

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Currently, the City has a guidance manual for City staff, property owners, developers, and neighbors to use to learn about the overall program and how to implement it. The guidance manual is one component of the Tualatin Basin program.

Removal of Barriers
City staff, as part of the Tualatin Basin Steering Committee (TBSC), reviewed the Comprehensive Plan, the Development Code, the Engineering Design Manual and Standard Drawings, and the City Code to determine where barriers to use of the different habitat friendly development practices (HFDPs) existed. The result is the City’s Gap Analysis, which helped staff start the process of modifying the documents in order to remove, where possible, existing barriers.

The City will work to provide multiple educational opportunities to people who are interested in HFDPs and best management practices (BMPs). Initially, staff throughout the City will receive informational packets and will participate in tours to locations in the metropolitan area that have BMP techniques implemented in the site design. Further outreach materials will need to be created and distributed to citizens, property owners, developers, and industry professionals. The guidance manual should be a good educational base.

Additional Resources