On September 1st, 2022, HBA submitted testimony urging the City of Milwaukie to table several possible resolutions that could increase building-related energy restrictions. The council has yet to release any draft language for the three resolutions being considered at the September 6th Council meeting at 6:00 pm. There are concerns that the city is considering banning natural gas options in new home construction, or potentially altering energy-related building codes beyond state guidelines. HBA is worried that there has not been sufficient public engagement to formulate an informed policy on the topic that could have serious impacts on the city’s housing production goals and livability standards. Click here to view the meeting details and to review the agenda.