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The Adjustment Committee reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 Planning and Zoning Regulations as authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.070.

The Adjustment Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.070, reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 [Planning and Zoning Regulations]. The Adjustment Committee consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office.

The committee must include three persons representing the public at large, two members in either urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture, and two members experienced in either engineering, financing construction, management of buildings, or land development. The members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The terms shall be a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full terms.