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Chapter 3.132 Community Involvement Committee for Legislative Projects Under the Comprehensive Plan

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(Chapter added by Ordinance No. 188177, effective January 1, 2018.)

3.132.010 Purpose.

The Community Involvement Committee (CIC), an independent advisory body, is charged with reviewing, commenting and advising City staff on the community involvement elements of legislative projects that implement Portland’s Comprehensive Plan. The Committee will:

A.  Recommend changes to and assessments of ongoing and project-specific community involvement practices to bring them closer into alignment with the Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement goals and policies.

B.  Approve and update the Community Engagement Manual over time to reflect emerging best practices.

3.132.020 Membership, Meetings, and Organization.

The Community Involvement Committee members shall be appointed by the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and confirmed by the City Council. The Committee will consist of at least 5 and no more than 12 members. The appointed membership shall be broadly representative of geographic areas and interests and from a reasonably broad spectrum of lived experience, particularly in under-served and under-represented communities. Members must live, work, worship or be enrolled in school within the City of Portland and/or volunteer for a nonprofit within the City of Portland.

A.  Appointments and Terms.  The Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability shall appoint members of the Community Involvement Committee. Appointment to the Community Involvement Committee shall be for a three-year term, renewable for a second term. If a position is vacated during a term, the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau shall appoint a member to serve for the unexpired term. Members appointed to the Community Involvement Committee serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Members of the Committee may be dismissed at the discretion of the Commissioner-in-Charge.

B.  Meetings, Officers, and Subcommittees.

1.  The Community Involvement Committee shall meet at least five times yearly and as otherwise necessary to conduct its business. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with bylaws adopted by the Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

2.  The Community Involvement Committee may divide its members into subcommittees which are authorized to act on behalf of the committee for an assigned purpose, such as gathering information.

C.  Attendance.  Members of the Community Involvement Committee are expected to attend each meeting of the committee. The Commissioner-in-Charge may replace any member who accrues unexcused absences from two or more consecutive meetings or more than 50 percent of the meetings in any year.

D.  Compensation.  Community Involvement Committee members shall serve without compensation.