(Amended by Ordinance No. 171655, effective November 7, 1997.)
A. The Urban Forestry Commission is hereby created. It shall consist
of eleven members who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees
and the beautification of Portland, appointed by the Mayor in consultation with
the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation and confirmed by the City Council.
Members shall serve without compensation for terms of 4 years and may be
reappointed. At least three members shall have experience and expertise in
arboriculture, landscape architecture or urban forestry. One member shall be a
member of the Board of Trustees of the Hoyt Arboretum. The remaining seven
members, insofar as possible, shall represent diverse regions or interests of
the community. Two of the three members initially appointed with experience or
expertise in arboriculture or urban forestry shall initially serve a term of two
years. Two of the members appointed from geographically diverse regions of the
City shall initially serve a term of two years. The City Forester and the
Commissioner of Parks and Recreation or the Commissioner’s designee, and the
City Engineer or the City Engineer’s designee shall serve as ex-officio members
of the Commission.
B. The Urban Forestry Commission shall elect its own chair and adopt such
rules of procedure as it deems necessary to the conduct of its duties.
C. The Commission shall meet at least monthly and may meet more
D. The Commission shall:
1. Provide assistance in the development of the Urban Forestry
Master Plan, submit the same to the City Council for approval, and review and
update such plan periodically.
2. Advise the Forester, Superintendent and Bureau of Parks and
Recreation Budget Advisory Committee on the preparation and contents of the
Annual Forestry Unit budget request.
3. Review plans and policies developed pursuant to other City Code
provisions which contain elements or which affect matters related to Urban
Forestry and arboricultural concerns in the City and other matters brought
forward by the Forester and others.
4. Prepare and submit to the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation an
annual report which shall contain a section or sections specifically dealing
with the relations with and concerns of the various City