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DRAC Happenings

July 2015

The July DRAC meeting was set aside for an extended discussion regarding the DRAC’s role, purpose, and work. Please see the DRAC webpage ( for detailed meeting minutes. One of the follow-up items from the July DRAC meeting was to extend DRAC meetings by 30 minutes, beginning with the August meeting. 

August 2015DRAC Members

In addition to follow-work from the July meeting, DRAC members discussed the following projects with City staff:

  • Employment Zoning Project (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability)
  • Institutional Zoning Project (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability)
  • Residential Permit Reactivation Program (BDS) 

Interested in joining the DRAC?

BDS is currently recruiting for three positions on the DRAC representing these stakeholder groups: 

  • Home Remodelers
  • Land Use Planning Professionals
  • Major Facilities Landowners 

If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or  

For more information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts, please visit the DRAC website: The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 10:00 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.