Advisory groups are boards, commissions, and committees that advise City of Portland staff and officials.
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The Adjustment Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.070, reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 [Planning and Zoning Regulations]. The Adjustment Committee consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office.
Partner organizations working together to advance the community-based housing initiative.
The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.
Advisory group for FPDR
The official body appointed by City Council to monitor the implementation of the 2016 Portland Housing Bond.
Informs and advises on how BPS prioritizes its resources to achieve desired community outcomes through an annual budgeting process.
The primary purpose of the BAC is to evaluate the bureau’s budget request in light of the City’s budget directions, the bureau’s financial resources, and customers’ needs. The BAC submits recommendations to the BDS Director.
The Building Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
The Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group meets monthly to discuss details and opportunities for the Bull Run Filtration Project.
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Commission on Disability
The Community Budget Advisory Board consists of five members who are residents of the City of Portland and are nominated and confirmed by City Council. They serve staggered three-year terms and may be reappointed. They participate in Council budget deliberations.
Reviews and advises the way City staff engage with the public in land use and transportation planning. This is an important part of the City’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Program, supporting the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan.
Committee to advise the Deferred Compensation program.
The Design Commission, authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.050, provides leadership and expertise on urban design and architecture and on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historical and architectural heritage.
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a citizen advisory body, representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.
The Electrical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals where an applicant is aggrieved by the findings of the Director.
FHAC is the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County, and Gresham.
The Finance Committee has continued to meet each year to review and discuss financial projections and financial modeling methodology as part of the budget planning process.
The Floating Structures Board of Appeals assists in determining the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, and provides for reasonable interpretation of the provision of Title 28.