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Advisory Groups

The Adjustment Committee reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 [Planning and Zoning Regulations].
The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.
The Budget Advisory Committee evaluates the Bureau of Development Services' budget request using the City’s budget directions, the Bureau’s financial resources and customer needs. The committee then presents recommendations to the Director of the Bureau of Development Services.
The Finance Committee has continued to meet each year to review and discuss financial projections and financial modeling methodology as part of the budget planning process.
The Building Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
The Design Commission provides leadership and expertise on urban design and architecture and on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historical and architectural heritage.
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a citizen advisory body, representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.
The Electrical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals where an applicant is aggrieved by the findings of the Director.
The Floating Structures Board of Appeal assists in determining the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, and provides for reasonable interpretation of the provision of Title 28.
The Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage.
The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code.
The Plumbing Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of plumbing code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
The Portland Online Permitting System (POPS) Customer Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee, comprised of approximately 12 members who represent a variety of interests.
The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body, comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests.
The Structural Engineering Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and consists of three members and three alternates licensed in Oregon to practice structural engineering.