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5.72.070 Initial Determination of Eligibility, Final Approval, Appeals.

A.  The Portland Development Commission staff, within 60 days after a complete application is filed with the Commission, shall prepare a written recommendation of approval, approval with conditions or denial of the application.

B.  If Portland Development Commission staff recommends approval or approval with conditions of the application, the Commission shall, within 60 days of receipt of the application and recommendation, recommend by resolution that City Council approve, approve with conditions, or deny the application.  This resolution shall include consideration of any required relocation plan.  The Council shall, by resolution, approve, approve with conditions, or deny the application.  Council approval or conditional approval of an application shall authorize the Portland Development Commission to process the application and to execute a letter of intent with the applicant.

C.  Final approval shall take place after receipt and review by the Portland Development Commission of all requested and required final documents.  All documents to be approved by the Portland Development Commission must be received in final form and received by the Commission l4 days prior to a scheduled Commission meeting.  If the Commission determines that the documents comply with the rules and policies established within this Chapter, the Commission shall, by resolution, recommend issuance of the bonds in accordance with those final documents and further recommend that City Council adopt an ordinance authorizing issuance of the bonds in accordance with those documents.

D.  If the Portland Development Commission staff recommends denial of the application, they shall notify the applicant in writing.  The applicant may appeal by filing written notice thereof with the Portland Development Commission staff within l4 days of receipt of the notice of rejection.  Upon receipt of the appeal, the Portland Development Commission shall, within 45 days, recommend by resolution, approval, approval with conditions or denial of the appeal.