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DRAC Happenings

Commissioner Amanda Fritz visited the September DRAC meeting and held an open discussion with DRAC members regarding BDS’s mission, vision, and finances. The meeting also included a discussion of BDS’s budget planning process for the next fiscal year (FY 2014-15) and a review of Systems Development Charge (SDC) fee data from Portland and other jurisdictions. 

DRAC MembersIn October, DRAC members discussed the 2014 Stormwater Management Manual with staff from the Bureau of Environmental Services and heard an update on the City’s Comprehensive Plan from the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.  

At its November meeting, the DRAC heard updates from City staff and held discussions on the Citywide Tree Code Update, Public Works, and the 2014 Stormwater Management Manual Update. 

The DRAC’s next meeting will be on Thursday, December 19th  The DRAC will be spending significant time in its December and January meetings reviewing BDS’s FY 2014-15 Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan. 

For more information about the DRAC, please contact Mark Fetters(BDS) at (503) 823-1028 or You can also 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. 

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 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.