At the May DRAC meeting members discussed the DRAC Work Plan for 2012-13 and established subcommittees to work on Historic Design Review and Systems Development Charges (SDCs). Historically the DRAC has accomplished some of its most significant work through subcommittees focused on specific policy issues. The full DRAC will also continue tracking various policy initiatives, including development fees and regulations, the BDS Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP), and the Citywide Tree Code.
For information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas and minutes, visit the DRAC website: www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=46405.
DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City’s Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review. The DRAC’s 17 members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.
The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.
The DRAC meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 2500B on the 2nd floor of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public.