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3.133.040 Membership.

A.  The RSC shall consist of at least 7 members and no more than 13 members.

B.  The Housing Commissioner shall appoint all members.

C.  The Housing Commissioner may designate a staff representative to serve as a non-voting ex officio member.

D.  Membership appointment shall take into account the socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, cultural, and geographic diversity of the City of Portland.

E.  Membership appointment shall achieve a balanced citizen-based perspective encompassing knowledge of fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord-tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and rental housing health & safety.

F.  Members shall not simultaneously serve on the PHAC and the RSC.

G.  For the initial appointments to the RSC, the following terms will apply: five to seven members shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; and six to eight members for a term of 3 years.

H.  All subsequent appointments to the RSC shall be for terms of 2 years. 

I.  Members shall be eligible to renew their appointment at the discretion of the Housing Commissioner.

J.  The Housing Commissioner may rescind the appointment of a member if the duties and responsibilities of appointment are not being fulfilled.

K.  Members shall serve without compensation.

L.  PHB may approve the reimbursement of reasonable expenses of the appointed members that are incurred while a member is fulfilling authorized duties of the RSC.

M.  The RSC shall adopt necessary bylaws and rules of procedure for the governance of its proceedings.