The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search
for Citizens to Serve on
the Adjustment Committee
The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for interested citizens to fill two vacancies on the City ofPortland Adjustment Committee.
The Adjustment Committee considers in a public hearing setting appeals of Type II Adjustment decisions rendered by Bureau of Development Services staff. Adjustments are requests to modify the development standards of the Portland Zoning Code (Title 33). The Adjustment Committee meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, if necessary, during normal business hours. Each meeting typically lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Committee members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The terms shall be a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full terms. The Committee consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Committee must include three persons representing the public at large; two members in urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture; and two members experienced in engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development.
There is currently one vacant position that must be filled by an individual representing the category of “engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development.” Beginning June 30, 2014, there will be an additional vacant position that must be filled by an individual representing the category of “public at large.”
Application forms should be submitted by May 12, 2014, to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience, or a resume. The application form can be accessed at the following link: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/72406.
For more information about the Adjustment Committee, you may contact Douglas Hardy with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7816, or Douglas.Hardy@portlandoregon.gov.