17.15.110 Challenges and Appeals.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 173121, 181322 and 188619, effective January 1, 2018.)

  1. A.  Any resident of Portland or any person with interest may challenge the expenditure of SDC revenues by filing a challenge to the expenditure with the Administrator within two years after the date of the disputed SDC revenue expenditure.  The fee for filing such a challenge shall be $250.
  2. B.  Except where a different time for an Administrator’s determination is provided in this Chapter, all determinations of the Administrator shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Applicant within 21 calendar days of an Application or other Applicant request for an Administrator determination.  Delivery of such determination shall be deemed complete upon the earlier of actual delivery to the Applicant or upon deposit by the Administrator in the mail, first class postage prepaid, addressed to the address for notice Applicant has designated in the Application.  Such determination shall be accompanied by a notice of the Applicant's right to appeal and an outline of the procedures therefore.
  3. C.  Any Applicant not content with an Administrator's determination may appeal that determination to the Code Hearings Officer as provided in Chapter 22.10 of this Code.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code, there shall be a non-refundable fee of $250 for any appeal pursuant to this subsection.  Such fee must accompany any such appeal and no such appeal shall be considered filed or received until such fee is paid in full.
  4. D.  The City shall withhold all permits and other approvals applicable to the Applicant’s property of the New Development pending resolution of all appeals under this Chapter unless the SDC is paid in full or the Applicant provides, for the pendency of the appeal, a financial guarantee or security for the charge in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.