Deadline for Applicants: August 16, 2020
Staff Liaison: Rae-Leigh.Stark@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7211
Purpose and Background
Purpose/Mission: Advise the city and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff on transportation and parking issues in NW Portland and support a full range of transportation options within the context of neighborhood livability and economic vitality with the goal of efficiently manage parking and reducing reliance on single-occupancy automobile.
Committee activities include
- Advise Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff and Bureau Director regarding priorities for funding transportation projects and programs.
- Increase awareness and promote transit and alternative transportation options for NW residents, employees, and visitors
- Advice the city on the use of the community’s share of on-street parking revenue
- Reduce auto trips by employees, visitors, and residents to, from, and within the neighborhood
- Develop baseline travel and parking behavior data, define measures of success, monitor travel behavior, and provide ongoing accountability
- Advice PBOT on matters relating to pay parking, permit parking program operations, and event day management
- Create a limited supply of additional off-street parking structures to support NW’s vibrant main streets
- Increase walking, biking, transit use by employees, visitors, and residents
- Determine and effectively manage opportunities for shared off-street parking
- Promote traffic safety through traffic calming and improvements to the pedestrian environment
- Support economic vitality of district and support efforts to maintain friendly atmosphere for visitors
Total number of advisory seats: 13
Number of seats available: 2
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. Refer to this Map of NW area Here
- Member from the NWBA
- 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 (in alignment with PBOT’s strategic plan)
- You are passionate about transportation justice, reducing carbon emissions and reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles (in alignment with PBOT’s strategic plan).
- You have lived experience or identify as being a part of a marginalized community or group (for example, BIPOC - Black Indigenous people of color, LGBTQ, houseless).
- You have a perspective on physically navigating the community with a disability.
- You have a perspective on physically navigating the community with young children.
- You are a renter living in a multi-family building in NW neighborhoods.
- You are a relatively recent resident of the neighborhood (less than 5 years).
- You volunteer, participate with, are on the board of or work at a cultural or community institution such as a church, school, or non-profit that serves the NW neighborhood.
- You believe government is better when community is involved and the value of the public participation in the government process.
- You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions. We are willing to work with your schedule and can make accommodations, as needed.
- Monthly meetings will take place on weekday evenings, virtually on Zoom. Occurs on third Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6 pm.
- Members are involved for a duration of three year terms and no more than 8 consecutive years.
- Committee members to choose serve on any of the 2 subcommittees, which meet every other month.
- We can provide an interpreter 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 can be performed by outside organizations. The dialects may be different than your home region and may be different on each document.
- We will 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.
We Remove Barriers
Let us know if there are barriers to your participation. Whenever meetings are in person, Refreshments or dinner will be provided at evening meetings. Public transportation or parking passes will be available if you need those to fully participate.
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
Apply here: https://bit.ly/2WRUmo1
Applications are due on August 16, 2020.
Applications will be reviewed beginning August 3, 2020. Brief phone interviews will take place the week of August 3.
To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at Rae-Leigh.Stark@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7211
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
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 bureau. https://www.portland.gov/transportation/nw-parking-committee
Do you have questions or need more information? Email Rae-Leigh.Stark@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7211