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3.123.040 Appointments - Composition.

A. General Criteria. All members must reside in or work predominantly in the City of Portland and have an interest in sewer, water and solid waste issues, such as system development and maintenance, service delivery, service costs and impacts on low-income households, economic development, conservation or environmental concerns. In making appointments, the Mayor and City Council will attempt to have a range of professional and academic expertise, and volunteer experience, represented on the Board in disciplines such as accounting, civil engineering, conservation, environmental sciences, health sciences, public administration, urban planning, or utility economics. In making Board appointments, the Mayor and Council shall strive to have a Board which reflects the diversity of the Portland community, especially regarding customer classes, income levels, cultural and ethnic identity, geographic location, age and gender.

B. Restrictions. No individual with any direct financial interest in a city utility or solid waste franchises, whether by ownership, employment, contract or otherwise, shall be appointed to or serve on the Board.

C. Board Appointments. Board members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. Any Council member may submit recommendations to the Mayor on potential appointments to the board. Nominations shall reflect four general categories:

1. Residential Geographic Representation. The Mayor will seek nominations from neighborhood associations, district coalitions and residential customers (renters and land owners) in various City neighborhoods. Three seats shall be filled from residential geographic nominations.

The Mayor will appoint members representing residential customers from each of three geographic areas within the City comprised of:

a. West Portland - the area west of the Willamette River,

b. Northeast/Southeast Portland - the area east of the Willamette River and west of Interstate 205, and

c. East Portland - the area east of Interstate 205.

2. Public Interest Advocacy. The Mayor will seek nominations from organizations working to support low and moderate income issues, environmental concerns, senior, fixed income and special needs populations. Two seats shall be filled from public interest advocacy nominations. The council will strive to create diversity in making nominations for these two seats.

3. Large Commercial/Industrial Businesses: The Mayor will seek nominations from businesses which have a current industrial discharge permit, discharge at least 10,000 gallons per day of waste-water to the sewer system, or use 10,000 cubic feet of water per month. One seat shall be filled from commercial/industrial business nominations.

4. Local Businesses: The Mayor will seek nominations from businesses headquartered in the City that predominantly serve Portland-area residents. Retail, service or neighborhood businesses, and those not otherwise meeting the Large Commercial/Industrial category criteria, are eligible for inclusion in this category. One seat shall be filled from local business nominations.

5. At-Large: To provide flexibility in meeting the Board's goal of membership diversity, the Mayor will appoint one member from applications received "at-large." Any individual or any group interested in participating on the Board may submit nominations in this category. Two seats shall be filled from At-Large nominations.

D. Council Liaisons. Each member of the City Council may appoint one member of their staff to serve as a representative of their office to the Board. These representatives shall serve as communications contacts and shall not have voting privileges.

Title 3
Chapter 3.02 Council Organization and Procedure
Chapter 3.04 Subpoena Powers
Chapter 3.05 City Auditor's Audit Services Division
Chapter 3.06 Departments, Bureaus and Divisions Generally
Chapter 3.08 Treasurer
Chapter 3.10 Office of City Attorney
Chapter 3.12 Bureau of Transportation
Chapter 3.13 Bureau of Environmental Services
Chapter 3.15 Office of Management and Finance
Chapter 3.16 City Budget Office
Chapter 3.18 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.20 Bureau of Police
Chapter 3.21 City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division
Chapter 3.22 Portland Fire & Rescue
Chapter 3.24 Portland Water Bureau
Chapter 3.26 Bureau of Parks
Chapter 3.27 Portland Parks and Recreation Board
Chapter 3.28 Bureau of Health
Chapter 3.30 Bureau of Development Services
Chapter 3.32 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.33 Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Chapter 3.34 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.36 Portland Housing Bureau
Chapter 3.38 Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)
Chapter 3.40 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.44 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.46 Bureau of Insect Control
Chapter 3.52 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.53 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.54 Loss Control and Prevention
Chapter 3.57 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.58 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.60 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.62 Boxing Commission
Chapter 3.64 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.66 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.67 Performing Arts Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.68 Formal Japanese Garden Commission
Chapter 3.70 Pittock Mansion Advisory Commission
Chapter 3.71 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.72 Committee on Claims
Chapter 3.74 Oaths of Office
Chapter 3.76 Public Records
Chapter 3.77 Office of the Ombudsman
Chapter 3.78 Acquisition of County Property for Park Purposes
Chapter 3.80 Special Permits
Chapter 3.82 Officer and Employee Bonds
Chapter 3.84 City Owned Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Chapter 3.86 Golf Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.88 Investment Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.90 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.92 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.94 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.95 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.96 Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Chapter 3.98 Towing Board of Review
Chapter 3.99 Fair Wage Policies
Chapter 3.100 Equal Opportunity
Chapter 3.101 Property Tax Exemption for Low Income Housing Held by Charitable Non-Profit Organizations
Chapter 3.102 Property Tax Exemption for New Construction of Single-Unit Housing in Homebuyer Opportunity Areas
Chapter 3.103 Property Tax Exemption for Multiple-Unit Housing Development
Chapter 3.104 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.105 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.106 Exposition-Recreation Commission
Chapter 3.107 Water Quality Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.110 Bureau of Hydroelectric Power
Chapter 3.111 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.112 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.114 Office for Community Technology
Chapter 3.115 Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Chapter 3.116 Waterways Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.120 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.122 Economic Improvement Districts
Chapter 3.123 Portland Utility Review Board
Chapter 3.124 Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Chapter 3.125 Disaster Policy Council
Chapter 3.126 Emergency Management Steering Committee
Chapter 3.127 Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement
Chapter 3.128 Office of Equity and Human Rights
Chapter 3.129 Human Rights Commission