I’m getting a vacation!
Actually the whole Planning Commission is. In fact, this is the end of an era, as the Planning Commission that has advised Portland City Council since 1919 will be dissolved at the end of July.
After a break in August, a new Planning and Sustainable Development Commission will be convened, and we’re going to need a few more folks. This change (as explained by Mayor Adams) catches up to the merger of the Bureau of Planning and the Office of Sustainable Development a year and a half ago.
The new Commission will have 11 members (compared to 9 on the current Planning Commission). At the moment, it appears that all 8 serving Planning Commissioners will accept the invitation to serve on the new body, and one member of the Sustainable Development Commission (a joint City-County body, that is also being dissolved) will join us.
That means it looks like there are going to be two open seats. You can apply at the ONI web site.