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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 14 Public Order Chapter 14B.100 Liquor License Recommendations
14B.100.060 Impact Areas.

A. It shall be the responsibility of the Chief of Police to review, from time to time, the locations, types and quantities of liquor licenses that have been issued for premises located in geographical areas, neighborhoods or sectors of the City. If the Chief of Police, upon inquiry, or at the request of citizens or groups finds: that some area of the City is saturated with certain types of licensed premises selling or serving alcoholic beverages and that the placement of additional licensed premises within that area will likely be deleterious to that area; or, that excessive criminal acts, traffic congestion, or litter problems are present or will increase due in part to the licensed premises; or, additional licensed premises are not justified by public interest or convenience, then the Chief of Police shall make a recommendation to Council that the area be designated as an impact area, and that liquor licenses of certain types should not be granted or renewed in that area for a specific period of time, or until the number of current licenses is reduced to the point that licensed premises can be permitted that will not be deleterious to the area, or, will not lead to additional criminal acts, traffic congestion or litter problems, or, are justified by public interest or convenience.

B. If Council declares an area to be an impact area based upon findings that valid grounds exist as provided by Oregon liquor laws, the Chief of Police shall notify OLCC so that OLCC may ensure that liquor license applicants are put on notice of the impact area.

C. Within any area declared to be an impact area as provided by this Chapter, the Chief of Police is authorized, on behalf of Council:

1. To present an unfavorable recommendation to the OLCC on any application for a new licensed premises located in the impact area; or,

2. To present a favorable recommendation for any existing licensed premises located in the impact area, subject to certain conditions or restrictions, such as allowing liquor sales only during limited hours, restricting the sale of alcoholic beverages associated with street drinkers, or other restrictions consistent with the Oregon liquor laws.

D. Impact area recommendations shall not apply to licensed premises wherein the sale of alcoholic beverages is incidental to full service restaurant facilities, with meals prepared on the licensed premises, provided that the liquor license applicant(s) and the restaurant owner(s) are one and the same.

E. The following areas are declared by Council to be impact areas:

1. Burnside District Impact Area. The Burnside District, as herein defined, is declared an impact area with regard to new licensed premises applications and existing licensed premises. For purposes of this Section, the Burnside District is defined as that area bounded by the Willamette River on the East and North, by NW Ninth Avenue to West Burnside Street, by West Burnside Street to SW Fourth Avenue, by SW Fourth Avenue to SW Ankeny Street, by SW Ankeny Street to the Willamette River.

2. Central Eastside Industrial District Impact Area. The portion of the Central Eastside Industrial Area, as herein defined, is declared an impact area with regard to new licensed premises applications and existing licensed premises. For the purposes of this Section, the Central Eastside Industrial Area is defined as that area bounded by the Banfield Freeway to the North, by SE 12th Avenue to the East, by SE Clay Street to the South, and by the Willamette River on the West.

3. Inner North/Northeast Neighborhood Impact Area. The Inner North/ Northeast Neighborhood, as herein defined, is declared an impact area with regard to new licensed premises applications and existing licensed premises. For purposes of this Section, the Inner North/Northeast Neighborhood is defined as that area bounded by NE Columbia Blvd. on the North, NE Broadway Blvd. on the South, and Interstate 5 on the West. The area's boundary on the East is NE 42nd Avenue from NE Columbia Blvd. to NE Prescott Street, NE 23rd Avenue from NE Prescott Street to NE Mason Street, NE 21st Avenue from NE Mason Street to NE Fremont Street and NE 7th Avenue from NE Fremont Street to NE Broadway Blvd.


Title 14 Public Order
Chapter 14A.10 Definitions
Chapter 14A.20 Procedures
Chapter 14A.30 Miscellaneous Acts of Misconduct
Chapter 14A.40 Interference With Persons And Sexual Misconduct
Chapter 14A.50 Conduct Prohibited on Public Property
Chapter 14A.55 Parade Event Marking
Chapter 14A.60 Weapons and Explosives
Chapter 14A.70 Gambling, Social Games, and Unlawful Amusement Games or Concessions
Chapter 14A.80 Minors
Chapter 14A.90 Illegal Firearms Use Hotspots
Chapter 14A.100 Regulations Governing the Safety and Conduct on Portland Streetcar, City of Portland Property
Chapter14A.110 Prohibited Conduct
Chapter 14B.10 Burglary and Alarm Systems
Chapter 14B.20 Drug-Free Zones
Chapter 14B.30 Prostitution-Free Zones
Chapter 14B.40 Impoundment and Investigation for DUII
Chapter 14B.50 Forfeiture
Chapter 14B.60 Chronic Nuisance Property
Chapter 14B.70 Short Term Motel Rental
Chapter 14B.80 Graffiti Nuisance Property
Chapter 14B.85 Graffiti Materials and Sales
Chapter 14B.90 Secondhand Dealers
Chapter 14B.100 Liquor License Recommendations
Chapter 14B.110 Amusement Devices, Games and Machines
Chapter 14B.120 Time, Place and Manner Regulation of Establishments that Sell and Serve Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 14C.10 Police Duties to Inventory Property
Chapter 14C.20 Police Bureau Property/Evidence Division Duties
Chapter 14C.30 General Procedures and Authority of the Bureau of Police