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Chapter 3.125 Disaster Policy Council

City Code Chapter

(Chapter replaced by Ordinance 184740, effective July 13, 2011.)

3.125.010 Disaster Policy Council.

  1. The Disaster Policy Council (DPC) is hereby created for the purpose of promoting interbureau cooperation in furtherance of the City’s integrated emergency management goals.

3.125.020 Duties.

(Amended by Ordinances 185304 and 189462, effective May 17, 2019.) 

  1. The DPC’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  2. A.  During an emergency, advise the Mayor on policy matters pertaining to management of the emergency;
  3. B.  Approve strategic, response and work plans developed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and the Emergency Management Steering Committee defining the City’s emergency management program goals and priorities;
  4. C.  Monitor individual bureau progress on work plan tasks, strategic plan tasks, and response plan updates.  The Mayor, in consultation with the DPC, may compel bureaus to create and complete plans and updates;
  5. D.  Convene meetings no less than twice a year whenever:
    1. 1.  The President of the City Council changes
    2. 2.  Requested by the Mayor.
  6. E.  Keep records of meetings and decisions.

3.125.030 Membership.

(Amended by Ordinances 185304186729, 189462 and 191736, effective July 1, 2024.)

  1. The DPC shall consist of the following members:
  2. A.  The Mayor, who shall be Chair;
  3. B.  Commissioner serving as President of the City Council, who shall be Vice Chair; 
  4. C.  If the Mayor or the President of the Council is not the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management or his or her designee, unless it would create a quorum of the City Council;
  5. D.  Chief Administrative Officer;
  6. E.  City Attorney;
  7. F.  City Auditor;
  8. G.  Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management;
  9. H.  Chief of Portland Fire & Rescue;
  10. I.  Chief of Portland Police Bureau;
  11. J.  Director, Bureau of Emergency Communications;
  12. K.  Administrator, Portland Water Bureau;
  13. L.  Director, Bureau of Transportation;
  14. M.  Director, Human Resources;
  15. N.  Director, Bureau of Environmental Services;
  16. O.  Director, Portland Parks and Recreation;
  17. P.  Director, Portland Permitting & Development;
  18. Q.  Director, Joint Office of Homeless Services
  19. R.  Director, Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
  20. S.  Director, Bureau of Technology Services
  21. T.  If the Mayor is unavailable to Chair the DPC, the duties shall be performed and authority exercised by the first of the City officials in the order of membership listed in Subsections A.-S. above who is able and available.

3.125.040 Procedures.

  1. When the DPC is required to approve plans under subsection 3.125.020 C.,  the decision making process shall be by consensus.  The consensus shall be determined by the Chair.