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.

DRAC Business

  • Review Feb. 16, 2023 DRAC Meeting Notes
  • DRAC Membership / Recognize Steve Lee
  • Paul Delsman, DRAC Chair
  • Mark Fetters, BDS


8:10 a.m.

City Bureau Updates

  • Office-to-Residential Conversion Ordinances
  • Small Business Workgroup
  • Doug Morgan, BDS
  • Terri Theisen & Erika Lopez, OMF

Information / Discussion

8:40 a.m.

Permit Improvement Updates

  • Stalled Housing Projects
  • Single Point of Contact Update
  • Discussion: Encouraging earlier customer communication
  • David Kuhnhausen, BDS
  • Rebecca Esau, BDS

Information / Discussion

9:00 a.m.

Regulatory Reform Survey Results

Ken Ray, BDS

Information / Discussion

9:15 a.m.

Timing of SDC Payments

Andy Peterson, BDS

Information / Discussion

9:30 a.m.

RICAP Update

Phil Nameny, BPS

Information / Discussion

9:40 a.m.

BES Policy re: Sanitary Sewers for Middle Housing Land Divisions

Stephen Himes, BES

Information / Discussion

9:55 a.m.

Pulse of the Industry



Meeting documents