COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WORK PROGRAM AND PERIODIC REVIEW WORK PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
Binding City Policy
Section 1. The Council finds:
1. Periodic Review is a state-mandated program that requires cities to update their comprehensive plans. Portland completed its first Periodic Review 2000, and began its second review in 2008. The City’s current periodic review work program is attached as Exhibit A of this ordinance.
2. Community involvement is an integral component of Periodic Review.
3. On August 6, 2008 the Portland City Council adopted a Community Involvement Program by Resolution No. 36626. This program established a Community Involvement Committee to oversee and evaluate community involvement throughout the update of the comprehensive plan.
4. The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) approved the City’s Community Involvement Program in 2009 (DLCD Order 001773).
5. On July 23, 2009 the first Community Involvement Committee appointments were confirmed by City Council. The DLCD agreed these appointments were properly make on August 5, 2010 (Order 001792).
6. The Community Involvement Committee developed and requested City Council approval of a charter and bylaws. On August 11, 2010, by Ordinance No. 184047, Council approved the charter and bylaws with an amendment requiring all members of the committee to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. The DLCD agreed that the charter and bylaws were proper components of the City’s community involvement program on January 5, 2011 (Order 001798).
7. The City’s periodic review work program is composed of five tasks. The Community Involvement Committee has completed its review and evaluation of participation during the first four tasks. Components of the final task include a transportation system plan, and zone map amendments and land use regulations necessary to carry out the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
8. The Community Involvement Committee has three remaining duties:
a. Monitor participation during the final periodic review task and provide an evaluation report to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council.
b. Provide recommendations to City Council on any proposed amendments to the Community Involvement chapter of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
c. Provide beneficial recommendations to the Planning and Sustainability Commission for beneficial changes to the “Legislative Procedures” Chapter of the City Zoning Code (PCC 33.730), and endorsement of participation manual.
9. Minor and technical amendments to the Community Involvement Committee’s bylaws are needed to complete these duties. Amendments reflect the reality that this committee needs more flexibility at this late stage of the process, particularly because the process has stretched far beyond the initial projections. It would not be efficient to appoint new members, given that process will conclude within a few months. Furthermore, the current committee chair is completing his tenure as a Planning and Sustainability Commissioner in December 2015, but will stay on in the role of chair through completion of the committee’s duties to maintain continuity of leadership. The bylaws need to be amended to enable this to occur.
10. Since these bylaws were adopted by ordinance they must be amended by ordinance.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
a. The bylaws of the Community involvement Committee are amended as indicated in Exhibit B, which is attached and made part of this Ordinance by this reference.
b. This Ordinance is binding city policy.
Link to Exhibits A and B (PDF Document, 8 MB)
Amended by Ordinance No. 187535, passed by City Council January 6, 2016 and effective February 5, 2016.
Ordinance No. 184047, passed by City Council August 11, 2010 and effective September 10, 2010.