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Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

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DRAC Happenings

1900 BuildingSeptember 21, 2017 DRAC Meeting

At their September meeting, DRAC members discussed the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 871 and a proposed ordinance related to mechanical demolitions and abatement of lead and asbestos. Members also heard updates on various BDS and City projects, including the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS), Residential Infill, and Inclusionary Housing. 

October 19, 2017 DRAC Meeting

The DRAC welcomed three new members at their October meeting: 

Member Position Name Affiliation
Environmental Conservation & Green Building Alexander Boetzel Green Hammer
Land Use Planning Professionals Sarah Radelet Strata Land Use Planning
Public Works Permit Customers Martha Williamson Humber Design Group

With these positions filled, one vacant position remains on the DRAC, representing Small Businesses (see below). 

In addition to welcoming new members, the DRAC continued their discussion of Inclusionary Housing regulations and SB 871. DRAC members also discussed the DRAC Work Plan and priorities for the next year. 

Next DRAC Meeting November 16, 2017

The DRAC’s next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Proposed agenda items include:

  • SB 871 / Lead & Asbestos
  • Transportation Demand Management Plan Requirement in Mixed Use Zones
  • Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge (LTIC) / Neighborhood Streets Program
  • DRAC Work Plan / Annual DRAC Report to City Council 

DRAC Meetings Back in the 1900 Building

From May – October 2017, the DRAC met in the CH2M Building (2020 SW 4th) to accommodate the remodel of Room 2500 in the 1900 Building (1900 SW 4th). The remodel has been completed, and the DRAC moved back to Room 2500 B for its meeting on Thursday, October 19th

DRAC Member Vacancy – Small Businesses

We are still accepting applications to fill the vacant position on the DRAC representing Small Businesses. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters (503-823-1028 or mark.fetters@portlandoregon.gov). 

For more information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts, please visit the DRAC website. The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave., 2nd floor, Room 2500 B. DRAC meetings are open to the public.