At its Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 morning session, City Council confirmed the appointment of Jeff Bachrach to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Mr. Bachrach is a long-time Portland resident and land-use and real estate attorney, who is also well-known as an advocate for affordable housing. He served nine years on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Portland (now Home Forward), including three years as Chair. He’s also a former board member of REACH Community Development Corporation and the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland and currently serves on Central City Concern’s Real Estate Committee. He is the owner of Bachrach.Law, P.C.
Mr. Bachrach's experience with large master-planned communities, knowledge of Oregon’s land use system and passion for providing affordable housing in Portland will make him a valuable member of the Commission. His first meeting as a PSC member will be on September 22.