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Chapter 3.27 Portland Parks and Recreation Board

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(New Chapter added by Ordinance No. 176002, effective October 10, 2001.)

3.27.010 Purpose.

The Portland Parks and Recreation Board is hereby established, for the following purposes: to ensure that the vision and recommendations of the Parks 2020 Vision are at the forefront of discussions about park and recreation issues and trends over time, in all areas of the city; to advocate for parks on a city and regional basis to ensure that parks, natural areas, open spaces and recreation facilities are advanced in city and regional planning and design; to provide continuity when transitions occur in the leadership of Portland Parks and Recreation and on the City Council; and to provide a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park issues, bringing a city-wide and long-term perspective to neighborhood-based issues.

3.27.020 Definitions.

As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:

A. "Board" means the Portland Parks and Recreation Board.

B. "Bureau" or "Portland Parks and Recreation" means the Bureau of Parks and Recreation of the City of Portland, or whatever agency is given responsibility for the City’s system of parks and recreation.

C. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner in Charge of Portland Parks and Recreation.

D. "Council" means the City Council of the City of Portland, Oregon.

F. "Director" means the Director of Portland Parks and Recreation, or the Bureau head, however designated.

3.27.030 Members and Terms.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 184647, effective June 8, 2011.)

A.  Voting Members.  The Portland Parks Board shall consist of a minimum of nine (9) and a maximum of fifteen (15) voting members appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Commissioner, and confirmed by the Council.  Members shall serve without compensation for terms of three years.  No member shall be appointed to more than two full consecutive terms.  A member appointed initially to a term of less than three years may thereafter be re-appointed to two consecutive three-year terms.  A member otherwise may be re-appointed after at least one full year following completion of the member’s two consecutive terms.  The initial appointments shall be staggered in order to provide for a proportional turnover of terms each year.  Members shall be appointed who demonstrate a commitment to Portland Parks and Recreation and to the mission of the Board. Members are expected to bring a system-wide perspective to the Board, and shall not represent individual interests or areas of the City.  However, the membership of the Board shall strive to reflect the demographic and geographic diversity of the City.

B.  Ex Officio Members.  The Board may, in its discretion, appoint such ex officio members as, in the judgment of the Board, will assist it in carrying out its functions.  Such ex officio members shall be appointed in a manner to be determined by the Board.  Ex officio members shall not have the right to vote.  Ex officio members shall not be subject to the term limitations of Subsection A. of this Section, but the Board may, by rule or regulation, provide for terms and other conditions of service of ex officio members as it may deem necessary or desirable.

3.27.040 Organization and Meetings.

The Board shall adopt such rules of procedure as it deems necessary to the conduct of its duties. The Board shall elect each year a Chair and such other officers as the Board may from time to time establish. The Board shall meet at least quarterly, and may meet more often. The Board Chair, in consultation with the Commissioner and the Director, shall set the agenda for Board meetings.

3.27.050 Duties.

The Board shall:

A. Advise the Council, the Commissioner and the Director on policy matters pertaining to Portland Parks and Recreation, using the Parks 2020 Vision as its guide.

B. Advise the Council, the Commissioner and the Director on the preparation and contents of the annual Portland Parks and Recreation budget request.

C. Review plans and policies, either existing or being developed, by other City bureaus, boards and commissions or by other government agencies, that affect parks and recreation in the City of Portland, and advocate for the advancement of parks, natural areas, open spaces and recreation facilities and services in City and regional planning and design.

D. Engage in such public outreach, education and advocacy, to the extent permitted by law, as the Board determines necessary or advisable in order to provide a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park and recreation issues.

E. Prepare and submit to the Council an annual report which shall summarize the Board’s activities during the year and which shall identify the major issues facing Portland Parks and Recreation and the Board’s recommendations for addressing them in the coming year.

3.27.060 Staff Liaison and Support.

The Director shall be the staff liaison to the Board, and shall, to the extent budgeted funds are available therefor, provide the Board with staff assistance necessary to the discharge of its duties.

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 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
Chapter 3.130 Administrative Appeals