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Driver’s Advisory Committee

Purpose and Role of the Bureau and Advisory Body 

The purpose of the Driver’s Advisory Committee is to focus on issues affecting Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers and will serve as a forum at which drivers can express grievances about working in the industry. This Committee will have the support of a neutral and independent onbudsman to act as liaison between TNC drivers and the companies they drive for. The liaison may contact the companies as a representative of TNC drivers to help resolve issues that are not addressed in city code or state law. The liaison will also work closely with the Committee to articulate any recommendations, when applicable, to the Bureau Director and/or the Commissioner-in-charge.

Committee activities include:  

  • Advise Bureau Director and City staff about issues that affect them as TNC drivers.  
  • Assist with the development of recommendations to the City to update administrative rules and City Code, when appropriate. 
  • Assist with the development of recommendations to TNCs regarding aspects of the industry the City or the State does not regulate.  
  • Provide input to Bureau staff about driver experiences to inform current and potential future regulations, rules, and processes.  

Eligibility 

To be eligible for thPrivate for-Hire Driver’s Advisory Committee, members must live, play, worship, work or do business in the City of Portland.

Selection process will be especially seeking applicants who are TNC drivers for Uber, Lyft or Wingz and currently certified and permitted to operate in the City of Portland.

Total number of advisory seats: 9 

Number of seats available: 9 

 Desired Attributes 

  • You believe in the value of public participation in government processes.  
  • You are an advocate for racial equity.  
  • You have experience or perspectives to share about accessibility and can help the committee better understand disability needs and rights related to the Driver’s Committee.
  • You have experience in worker representation.
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions.  
  • You have experience with Portland’s transportation system and the PFHT industry.  
  • You are a TNC driver. To be selected, please demonstrate that the applicant is an active TNC driver for Uber, Lyft or Wingz, and currently certified and permitted to operate in the City of Portland.  

Terms & Time Commitment 

  • Meetings will take place on weekday evenings downtown or in the Lloyd District, a minimum of four times per year. 
  • Members will serve a term between 1 to 3 year. 
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Arrive ready to discuss meeting materials and agenda items. Meeting materials for review may be sent with minimal time to review, potentially as few as 72 hours in advance. 

 Public Official Conflict of Interest Notice 

Those selected to serve on this body will be legally considered public officials for the duration of their service. As such, they will be required to publicly disclose potential conflicts of interest. If potential conflicts of interest are not disclosed, individual members are subject to education or monetary sanctions from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Having potential conflicts of interest does not preclude you from serving on this body and may not impact your ability to participate fully on this body. Stakeholders often have potential conflicts of interest by the nature of having interest in the work. The Conflict of Interest Disclosure is included in the application. Please fill all conflicts of interest on your application. 

Application Process 

Applications due on April 24, 2019.   

To be considered, please be sure to submit a completed and signed application form, and your resumé if available. Send the application to AdvisoryBodies@PortlandOregon.gov.

Application: Please download the application, and save to your computer before emailing. Successful candidates compose their 250 word answers in a Word/Text document, before pasting answers into the PDF. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/726943

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at regulatory@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7483. 

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information 

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity and uses provided demographic information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. The City will treat this information as confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov 

General Questions 

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov 

We Encourage You to Apply 

We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation  

Applications due on April 24, 2019. To talk with someone about these opportunities or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at Mark.Williams@portlandoregon.gov.