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3.98.010 Created - Organization.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 143364, 149583, 157639, 168911, 172488 and 186746 effective August 6, 2014.)

A.  There hereby is created a Towing Board of Review, hereinafter referred to as the Board, consisting of eight voting members and two nonvoting members.  A quorum of the Board shall consist of five voting members.

B.  The voting members of the Board shall be: the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation or an appropriate designee; the Executive Director of the Port of Portland or appropriate designee; the Chief of Police or an appropriate designee; the Traffic Engineer or appropriate designee; the Sheriff of Multnomah County or an appropriate designee; and three members of the general public with no affiliation with the towing industry, appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council to serve for a period of 2 years.  The Mayor shall designate one of the eight voting members to serve as the Chair, who shall so serve at the Mayor’s pleasure.

C.  The two nonvoting members shall be representatives of the towing industry appointed by the Mayor to serve for 1 year subject to confirmation by the Council.

D.  All members of the Board shall serve without pay, except that they may receive their regular salary during the time spent on matters of the Board.  A vacancy on the board shall be filled in accordance with the appointment procedures described above.

E.  If any member of the Board is absent from more than three regularly scheduled meetings of the Board during a single calendar year, without having notified the Chair in advance of such absence, such member shall be deemed to have resigned from the Board and the position shall thereafter be vacant and subject to appointment.