Alliance weighs in on increased noise code regulations in employment areas



Alliance weighs in on increased noise code regulations in employment areas

The city of Portland convened a Noise Code Task Force to look at the possibility of greater regulatory authority around construction equipment as it pertains to the noise code and noise code regulations in employment “EX” zones.
The city of Portland convened a Noise Code Task Force to look at the possibility of greater regulatory authority around construction equipment as it pertains to the noise code and noise code regulations in employment “EX” zones. In response, the Alliance urged that any revisions to the noise code strike a delicate balance between community livability and economic prosperity. The Alliance also advocated for more business and industry representatives on the task force, including an individual from the Central Eastside Industrial Council to ensure that businesses in the district who may be impacted by changes to the EX zone are represented. In response, the city will postpone looking at noise code regulations in EX zones. Instead, the task force will focus on how noise variance requests and appeals are made.