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 Building Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
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 Appeals assists in determining the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, and provides for reasonable interpretation of the provision of Title 28.
The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body, comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests.