The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is accepting applications through Thursday, November 15, 2012, for positions on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Central City 2035 West Quadrant Plan (WQP).
The West Quadrant Plan will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development issues, which will result in recommendations for policies to guide future public and private investment and development in the River District (including the Pearl District and Old Town/Chinatown), Downtown, Goose Hollow, University District and South Waterfront areas of the Central City. This effort is an element of the broader Central City 2035 (CC2035) project to update the 1988 Central City Plan. View the project website at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035. Information about the West Quadrant Plan will be posted soon.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)
The City is forming an advisory committee of approximately 30 members with stakeholders representing a variety of community interests. Neighborhoods within the project area will have a guaranteed space for one of their representatives on the committee. In order to broaden the diversity of perspectives on the SAC, all other members will be placed on the committee through an application and evaluation process.
The project is expected to take approximately 14 months to complete; the SAC will meet approximately 12 times during that period. The committee will advise project staff and make recommendations on policy and project proposals resulting from the planning process.
SAC Member Expectations
SAC members will be expected to:
- Work collaboratively with City staff and other SAC members;
- Review background materials to understand issues to be addressed in the WQP;
- Attend monthly SAC meetings, beginning January 2013, for a period of about one year;
- Be able to commit 4-6 hours every month, which includes preparing for and attending monthly meetings (typically held in the evening), and attend workshops, charrettes and community involvement events; and
- Attend other meetings as necessary to represent or offer comment on the project.
SAC Member Qualifications and Skills
Preference will be given to applicants who:
- Have volunteer/community experience or professional experience that corresponds to the West Quadrant;
- Have a commitment to equity* and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experience; and
- Live, work, own a property or business or are enrolled in school within the Central City.
*For more information about what equity means, please view the Portland Plan Equity Framework, which was adopted by the Portland City Council on April 25, 2012, at www.pdxplan.com.
Interested applicants must fill out the Application by November 15, 2012.
Applications will be reviewed by BPS, in consultation with additional public agency staff. Final appointment to the SAC will be made in December 2012.
The project team will work to ensure a diversity of members, including but not limited to, field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.
Please note that information provided in this document is public information, with the exception of the Optional Information section. (Information in the optional section will only be disclosed as required by law.) If you have a recently prepared biography or résumé, please email it to Elisa Hamblin, AICP, at the email address below. Thank you for your interest.
Fill out the application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WQPSAC.
If you have further questions, please contact:
Elisa Hamblin, AICP
City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
fax: (503) 823-7800
phone: (503) 823-9714
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