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 Ross Caron at 503-823-8871 by 8 a.m. the day before the DRAC meeting. Thank you.



8:00 – 8:20

DRAC Business

  • Review 2/15/2024 DRAC Meeting Notes
  • DRAC New Members
    • Amy Vohs – Land Use Planning Professions Seat
    • Kristian McCombs – Public Works Permit Customer Seat
  • New Sustainability and Climate Commission Update
  • Sam Miller, DRAC Chair
  • Ross Caron, BDS DRAC Liaison
  • Amy Vohs
  • Kristian McCombs
  • Phil Nameny, BPS
Action / Information
8:20 – 8:40BES SDC Policy ChangesAdrienne Aiona


/ Discussion

8:40 – 9:10

BDS Racial Equity Implementation Plan (REIP) Overview
  • Leesha Posey, BDS
  • David Kuhnhausen, BDS
  • BDS Division Managers
  • Tsuyoshi Onda, BDS


/ Discussion

9:10 – 9:30First Review Goal Data Shows Improvement
  • Terri Theisen, Permit Improvement Team
  • Kurt Abe, BDS


/ Discussion

9:30 – 10:00Pulse of the IndustryAllDiscussion

Meeting documents