DRAC members began discussing BDS’s budget and financial information in October and continued in November. Given the uncertain outlook for the City’s General Fund, the DRAC has been particularly concerned about the level of General Fund support BDS receives for its local code enforcement programs (Neighborhood Inspections, Noise Control, and Land Use). Much of the DRAC’s December meeting (Thu., Dec. 20th) will be spent discussing BDS’s budget request and five-year financial projections.
Other topics discussed at the November meeting included the proposed Vacant Property Registration Program, inspection limitations, and a proposed fee for multiple checksheets, resulting from Permit Plan Review.
Interested in joining the DRAC? BDS is currently recruiting for four vacant positions on the DRAC representing these stakeholder groups:
- Environmental Conservation & Green Building
- Neighborhood Coalition Land use Committees
- Historic Preservation
- Low-Income Housing Developers
If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas and minutes, visit the DRAC website. The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Room 2500B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public. The next DRAC meeting will be on Thursday, December, 20th.
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.