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 . - This Committee was dissolved by Ordinance 191582 on February 9, 2024.
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 Bureau of Development Services' Financial Advisory 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 Appeal hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) is an advisory body that provides the Bureau of Development Services with diverse stakeholder perspectives on cannabis-related public policies.
The DRAC Demolition Subcommittee and Task Force was formed to address issues regarding residential demolitions in the City.
The Design Commission provides leadership and expertise on urban design and architecture and advances the purpose of the Design overlay zone.
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a community 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 Appeal considers requests of permit applicants who challenge decisions of the Administrative Board of Appeals relating to the application of electrical codes.
The Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage.
The Mechanical Board of Appeal determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code.
This volunteer advisory board works to improve neighborhood livability by striking a balance between sound-generating activities related to construction, special events, and other issues, and the desire for livable communities.
The Noise Review Board’s Portland International Raceway (PIR) Subcommittee is tasked with further understanding the PIR’s noise impacts and exploring possible solutions to address noise-related community concerns.
The Plumbing Code Board of Appeal considers requests of permit applicants who challenge decisions of the Administrative Board of Appeals relating to the application of plumbing codes.
The Process Improvement & Technology Subcommittee is a citizen advisory committee, comprised of approximately 12 members who represent a variety of interests.
The River Community Advisory Committee is 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.