GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Added by Ordinance No. 150413, effective Sept. 17, 1980.)
(Amended by Ordinance No. 182671, effective May 15, 2009.) There hereby is created an advisory committee to the Commissioner In Charge of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to be known as the Waterways Advisory Committee, consisting of not less than 7 nor more than 11 voting members who shall serve without compensation. The Commissioner In Charge shall appoint the members of the Committee, the members to serve for a term of 2 years at the pleasure of the Commissioner In Charge. The president of the Planning Commission or his or her representative shall be a member of the Committee.
The Waterways Advisory Committee shall establish its own rules, bylaws, and provide the procedure for all matters for consideration or action by the Committee. The Committee shall hold meetings at such time as is set by the body at any other time at the call of the Chairman.
(Amended by Ordinance No. 184046, effective September 10, 2010.) Members of the Waterways Advisory Committee shall:
A. Review any zoning Code amendment relating to waterways before it is presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, make its finds available to the Planning Commission and City Council;
B. Review and comment to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council on public or private riverfront development proposals that are potentially in conflict with the City’s Greenway Plan.
C. Identify opportunities for City encouragement of commercial, residential, recreational, transportational and educational development that fulfills public goals.
D. Review the status of plans for publicly constructed segments of the Greenway path and suggest priorities for those segments.
E. Make recommendations to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council for the development of City procedure to facilitate applicants’ needs for a speedy and certain regulatory process and City policies consistent with such a goal.
F. Make recommendations to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council on City policies governing use and development of the City’s waterways.