Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

Public Meeting
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is an advisory body representing those with interests in the outcomes of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Its meetings are regularly held on the third Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m.
8:00 am 10:00 am
Available Online

If you do not have access to the internet from a home computer or mobile phone, we can provide accommodations for you to view a live video display of the DRAC meeting, including the ability to call in and provide testimony, from 1900 SW 4th Avenue in downtown Portland. This option for participation requires you to travel to a City building where we will provide a monitor for viewing and listening to the DRAC meeting. A phone number will be provided for you to call to provide comment or testimony. City staff will not be present at this viewing location.

If you require such accommodation, please contact Mark Fetters at 503-823-6351 by 8 a.m. the day before the DRAC meeting. Thank you.






8:00 a.m.

BDS Organizational Update

  • BDS Interim Director David Kuhnhausen

Mark Fetters, BDS


8:05 a.m.

Single Permitting Authority / Charter Transition

Mike Jordan, CAO

Terry Theisen, Permit Improvement Team


8:30 a.m.

BDS Financial/Budget Update

  • Current Financial Situation & Projections
  • BDS Budget
  • Budget & Financial Advisory Committees

Elshad Hajiyev, BDS Deputy Director

Kyle O’Brien, BDS Budget & Finance Mgr.

Information/ Discussion

9:00 a.m.

DRAC Business

  • Recognize Martha Williamson
  • Review 09/21/2023 DRAC Meeting Notes
  • Elshad Hajiyev, BDS Deputy Director
  • Paul Delsman, DRAC Chair


9:05 a.m.

Right of Way Improvement Admin Rule

Mieke Keenan, Permit Improvement Team

Matt Berkow, PBOT


9:25 a.m.

BPS Updates

  • RICAP 10/Land Division Code Discussion Drafts
  • Housing Regulatory Relief

Phil Nameny, BPS


9:30 a.m.

Office to Residential Conversions

Lisa Abuaf, Prosper Portland


Meeting documents