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Advisory Committees

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are currently forming advisory committees related to the Comprehensive Plan Update. We are seeking applications from individuals with the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Selection Process

Due to the high level of interest, not all interested parties will be able to participate. Applications will be reviewed by staff. Final appointment to the advisory committees will be made by the BPS Director or the PBOT Director. BPS will strive to create a committee of diverse membership, including but not limited to subject area experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, people with disabilities, communities of color and other interest groups. 

Scope of Work

Advisory groups are convened to advise project staff and other city officials, but are not decision-making bodies. All advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Check the Comprehensive Plan Update calendar to verify meeting times and places. 

Accessibility

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days before an event by phone, 503-823-7700; by TTY line at 503-823-6868; or by the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

Overview of Committees

Transportation System Plan Expert Group

  • Description: This group will address refinement of project selection criteria, street classification map updates, equitable approaches to project selection and policy, project list priorities and financial plans and changes to City code (Administrative Rule, Title 17, etc.).
  • Qualifications: Professional and/or volunteer experience related to transportation initiatives in the Portland area; experience with selection criteria development.
  • Time commitment: Meets monthly from November 2013 to December 2014; additional meetings may occur.

Institutional Zoning Advisory Committee

  • Description: This committee will advise staff on multiple aspects of the project, potentially including approaches to public outreach, framework concepts, and details of code development.
  • Qualifications: Experience with campus planning or development and with community/neighborhood discussions of institutional campus-related issues; understanding of development and design codes and related principles.
  • Time commitment: Will meet 4 to 5 times from November 2013 to mid-2014; additional meetings may occur.

Mixed Use Zones Advisory Committee

  • Description: This committee will advise staff on multiple aspects of the project, potentially including approaches to public outreach, framework concepts, and details of code development.
  • Qualifications: Experience in mixed-use, commercial or multifamily residential development and/or with community/neighborhood discussions of development-related issues; understanding of development and design codes and related principles.
  • Time commitment: Monthly meetings from early 2014 through early 2015; additional meetings may occur.