City of Portland & Multnomah County move forward on Clean Diesel Procurement standards

Multnomah County has the highest exposure rate to diesel particulates in the state. And our local leaders know we can't have healthy communities without healthy air.

Last week, City of Portland Council and Multnomah County Board of Directors, voted unanimously in support of the joint Clean Diesel Procurement Policy. This is an initiative by local governments to adopt policy that leverages public investments by requiring contractors working on County and City funded construction projects to use equipment that reduces air pollution.

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Thursday DECEMBER 13th - City of Portland City Council Vote

Next steps for the adoption of the final policy, is for County and City diesel work group to incorporate public comments and make a final recommendation. The city has scheduled the vote for final adoption on December 13th, 2018.