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Central Eastside Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC)

Central Eastside Industrial Council
Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC)


Deadline for Applicants: December 15, 2019 at 11pm
Portland Bureau of Transportation staff Liaison: Kristan Alldrin, Kristan.Alldrin@portlandoregon.gov, 503.823.0124
Central Eastside Industrial Council TPAC Program Manager Adrienne Chaillé, adrienne@ceic.cc , 503.236.6830 Ext 704

Application and instructions at the bottom.

Purpose

The mission of the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) is to support and promote the economic vitality, employment and safety of the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) through cooperative, business-supported programs promoting efficient, balanced transportation and parking systems and land use patterns.

The primary goal of the committee is to leverage the transportation and parking systems to assist, foster, and expand employment and business growth in the CEID. Key elements of this activity will include improved parking management; freight mobility and delivery of goods and services; utilization of public transit; an integrated and cooperative approach to ridesharing; bicycle and pedestrian measures, resolving conflicts to maximize throughput of right of way, utilizing appropriate transportation demand management (TDM) and other sustainable measures to improve air quality and livability for residents, employers and employees in the area served by the TPAC.

The TPAC is a committee of the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) and has established bylaws. The CEIC is a non-profit, volunteer organization representing businesses and property owners in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) in Portland, Oregon.  Comprised of district property owners, businesses and makers, the CEIC strives to preserve and honor the district’s industrial roots while maintaining a vibrant and thriving community of diverse businesses. The Central Eastside Industrial District is within the boundaries formed by the Willamette River on the east side, to the west side of 12th Avenue, the south side of I-84, and to the north side of Powell Blvd.

Background

TPAC was formed in 2012 in response to the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Central Eastside Parking Management Plan (CEPMP), adopted by City Council Resolution 36938. The City Council passed ordinance 185997 in April of 2013 authorizing the Director of Transportation to add a surcharge to the base cost of parking permits in the Central Eastside Industrial District to raise revenue to support TPAC services and programs. The surcharge fee is reviewed on an annual basis upon the recommendation of the TPAC.

  • Committee activities involve advising the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) onImplementing the Central Eastside Parking Management Plan (CEPMP) and collaborate on refinements over time.
  • Providing parking and transportation self-governance for stakeholders, neighborhoods and the CEIC in a collaborative manner with PBOT.
  • Serving as a forum for action, planning and program implementation and monitoring of parking and transportation regulations as the district evolves. Bringing more balance and focus to multiple modes of transportation within the district.
  • Balancing on-street and off-street parking availability to address transition and growth of the CEID while decreasing parking demand by encouraging other commuting modes through transportation demand management efforts.

Total number of advisory seats: Up to 15 voting members

Number of seats currently available: 7 voting members and 4 non-voting members

Who can join

To be eligible for the advisory committee, members must live, play, worship, go to school, work or do business in the City of Portland.

What We Look For

We want people from every part of Portland here to share their voice on this committee, especially people who have not been involved before. If you want to serve your community and to help government make better choices, then we want to see your application. The attributes listed below are what will guide our selection process. It is helpful if you are specific in your answers. We do not expect you to be or have everything listed.

  • You believe government is better when community is involved.
  • You are an advocate for racial equity: you want positive and long-lasting outcomes for racial and ethnic communities who have been left out before. You can bring discussion about racial and ethnic communities who need it the most.
  • You have a perspective on physically navigating the community with a disability.
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions.
  • You have personal or professional interest and/or expertise in transportation issues.
  • It is preferred that you have some connection to the Central Eastside Industrial District, as a resident, employee, employer, neighbor, commuter, or community member to allow for people directly affected by transportation decisions in the district to shape the discussion.

Time Commitment

  • Monthly meetings will take place on weekday evenings at Portland Community College Climb Center on the 4th Wednesday from 4-5:30 PM. 
  • Members are involved for a duration of two-year renewable terms and no more than 8 consecutive years.
  • When possible, we can provide interpreters who will translate the conversation in your language during the meeting. Please ask for an interpreter at least a week in advance of the meeting so we have enough time to make arrangements.
  • You may need to read and write in your language. Verbal and written translations are performed by outside organizations. The dialects may be different than your home region and may be different on each document.
  • We try to translate the written materials you ask for, but we may not be able to provide translation on all meeting documents.
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Meeting materials for review may be sent with minimal time to review, possibly as few as forty-eight hours (or two days) in advance on occasion.

We Remove Barriers

Let us know if there are barriers to your participation.   

Volunteer Ethics

People who join this committee will become what we call “Public Officials,” which means that while you serve you must behave fair and ethically. We will provide training on this once you are accepted. Part of following Public Officials Ethics laws means you must tell the group when you or a relative may financially benefit (or avoid fees) by your recommendations. This is called a “Conflict of Interest.” If you tell us about potential Conflicts of Interest that does not mean you cannot serve, in fact, many committees have potential members with Conflicts of Interest. We appreciate your ethical inclusion of possible Conflicts of Interest on the form included in the application.

How to Apply

Applications are due on December 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM

Selected applicants will be notified by December 31st and terms would begin in January 2020.

Application: https://bit.ly/2K0xZ9d

Online submission is the preferred, fastest method to get the application into the hands of the selection committee. We suggest you pre-write and save your answers in a separate document, so you have your own copy, and to prevent loss of your work from internet disruptions. You may request to submit a Word version of the application. Email AdvisoryBodies@portlandoregon.gov to request a Word version.

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact:

PBOT staff liaison Kristan Alldrin, Kristan.Alldrin@portlandoregon.gov, 503.823.0124

or CEIC Program Manager, Adrienne Chaillé at adrienne@ceic.cc 503-236-6830 Ext 704

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Completing the demographic information on the application is voluntary, but we encourage you to provide that information.  The City uses this 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. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov

General Questions

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer 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 committee. https://ceic.cc/get-involved/tpac-committee/

Do you have questions or need more information? Contact PBOT Staff Liasion Kristan Alldrin, Kristan.Alldrin@portlandoregon.gov 503.823.0124

or TPAC Program Manager Adrienne Chaillé, Adrienne@ceic.cc 503-236-6830 Ext 704