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PBOT Advisory Bodies (2018 Inventory)

List of all active PBOT advisory bodies as of September 2018


Name of Advisory Body Committee Description Support Staff
Northwest in Motion Community Advisory Group (NWIM CAG) The NWIM CAG serves to advise staff for the duration of the NWIM planning process. Zef Wagner/Francesca Patricolo
PedPDX Community Advisory Committee (PedPDX CAC) PedPDX CAC serves to advise staff for the duration of the PedPDX planning process.  Michelle Marx/Francesca Patricolo
Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) Advise PBOT on parking and transportation projects and programs in the Central Eastside Industrial District. Chris Armes
Central City in Motion - Sounding Board Central City in Motion (CCIM) is Portland’s plan for strategic investments to accommodate ever more users on the downtown and Central Eastside street system. The goal of the project is to provide safe, predictable, and affordable transportation options that will help Portland’s central city thrive – today and in the future.  The CCIM Sounding Board is charged with “thinking big” about the future of transportation in Portland’s central city. Representing a broad set of community and business perspectives, the group will offer strategic advice to help the project team define a network of investments that considers the many different demands and uses in the central city.    Gabe Graff/Chris Sun
NW Parking Stakeholder advisory Committee (NW SAC) Advise the City on transportation projects and parking management changes to support the residents, business owners and visitors Kathryn Doherty-Chapman
Public Works Administrative Appeal Panel (PWAAP) The Public Works Administrative Appeals Panel (PWAAP) is a decision-making body that reviews Public Works Permit Appeal applications which contest the City's requirements for improvements made to the public right-of-way as part of the application for a Public Works Permit. As stated in City Code section 17.06.050B, a permit decision, requirement or condition may only be appealed if it is in writing and only on the grounds that it is inconsistent with or contrary to City Code, rules, standards, policy, or is a misapplication or misinterpretation, thereof. Anyone whose application for a Public Works Permit is denied or anyone required by a Public Works Permit to incur an expense for any alteration, repair, or construction of a facility in the public right of way may appeal those conditions. Public Works code appeals are not land use review appeals or building code appeals.  The Public Works Administrative Appeal Panel (PWAAP) consists of representatives from the Bureaus of Transportation, Environmental Services, and Water.  Additionally, there are two panel members appointed by the Mayor:  a representative from the Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) and a citizen with a background in neighborhood land use and development activities, plus 1 alternate for each of the appointed positions. The PWAAP meets on an as-needed basis,when appeals are accepted for review. Valerie Joachim
Portland Streetcar Citizen Advisory Committee (Streetcar CAC) The purpose of the Portland Streetcar CAC is to advise the Commissioner of Transportation, Mayor, City Council, PBOT, Portland Streetcar, Inc. on all matters relating to Portland Streetcar. Andrew Plambeck
Towing Board of Review Established by Portland City Code 3.98, the Towing Board of Review oversees the performance of all parties contracting with the City for towing or dispatching service. The Board consists of representatives from Portland Police, Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Port of Portland, Multnomah County and three citizen members having no connection to the towing industry.  Members serve two-year terms.  In addition, the towing industry elects two non-voting representatives who serve a one-year term. Patrick Kramer/Kimberely Patterson
Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) The purpose of the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee is to advise the Mayor, City Council and all departments of the City on all maters relating to the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation and recreation. The responsibilities of the committee include but, are not limited to matters of bicycle policy, project and program implementation, and education and enforcement. Roger Geller
Vision Zero Task Force (VZ Taskforce)  The Vision Zero Task Force is charged with:  • Providing direction to the City and its partners to guide implementation of the Vision Zero Action Plan, including reviewing and informing projects and programs, overseeing that Action Plan commitments are met, and tracking performance measure reporting.  • Acting as a liaison to organizations and agencies, sharing information and soliciting feedback to inform implementation of the Vision Zero Action Plan.  • Engaging with member organizations or agencies with implementation as appropriate.    Clay Veka and Dana Dickman 
Safe Routes to School Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SRTS SAC) The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Advisory Committee will provide advice and support to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in designing a SRTS Strategic Plan, and developing 2-year constrained and 5-year unconstrained project lists. The Safe Routes Advisory Committee (SAC) provides high-level leadership for the Safe Routes to School program, giving input on the Strategic Plan, analysis methodology and project lists. The SAC is made up of community organizations, agencies, and school district staff who are invested in making it safer for Portland youth to travel safely to and from school. (This committee is no longer meeting.) Dana Dickman and Janis Macdonald
NW Parking District SAC (NW SAC) Advise PBOT on transportation programs, projects and parking management in the NW District. Chris Armes/Antonina Pattiz
Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee The PAC is a 15-person committee that advises the City on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, urban planning professionals, and residents at-large. The mission of the City of Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to represent and advocate for the needs of pedestrians.  Michelle Marx
 PBOT Bureau and Budget Advisory Committee The PBOT Bureau and Budget Advisory Committee provides advice and support to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The BBAC's roles include:  I. Inform PBOT's Annual Transportation budget.  2. Review program priorities and capital project lists.  3. Provide input on the strategy for incorporating equity into PBOT's work and direction on the inclusion of communities that have been traditionally underserved by PBOT.  4. Think critically and strategically about the complete transportation system and provide input that champions the success of both the whole transportation system and the City of Portland and all of its residents.  5. Provide guidance to City Council on the effective use of resources, expenditures and larger bureau program/project implementation.  6. Provide community input and advocate for communities that are traditionally underrepresented on committees and underserved by the Bureau.  Tosin Abiodun/Irene Marion