GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Chapter replaced by Ordinance No. 184740, effective July 13, 2011.)
The Disaster Policy Council (DPC) is hereby created for the purpose of promoting interbureau cooperation in furtherance of the City’s integrated emergency management goals.
(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 185304 and 189462, effective May 17, 2019.) The DPC’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. During an emergency, advise the Mayor on policy matters pertaining to management of the emergency;
B. Approve strategic, response and work plans developed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and the Emergency Management Steering Committee defining the City’s emergency management program goals and priorities;
C. Monitor individual bureau progress on work plan tasks, strategic plan tasks, and response plan updates. The Mayor, in consultation with the DPC, may compel bureaus to create and complete plans and updates;
D. Convene meetings no less than twice a year whenever:
1. The President of the City Council changes
2. Requested by the Mayor.
E. Keep records of meetings and decisions.
(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 185304, 186729 and 189462, effective May 17, 2019.) The DPC shall consist of the following members:
A. The Mayor, who shall be Chair;
B. Commissioner serving as President of the City Council, who shall be Vice Chair;
C. If the Mayor or the President of the Council is not the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management or his or her designee, unless it would create a quorum of the City Council;
D. Chief Administrative Officer;
E. City Attorney;
F. City Auditor;
G. Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management;
H. Chief of Portland Fire & Rescue;
I. Chief of Portland Police Bureau;
J. Director, Bureau of Emergency Communications;
K. Administrator, Portland Water Bureau;
L. Director, Bureau of Transportation;
M. Director, Human Resources;
N. Director, Bureau of Environmental Services;
O. Director, Portland Parks and Recreation;
P. Director, Bureau of Development Services;
Q. Director, Joint Office of Homeless Services
R. Director, Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
S. Director, Bureau of Technology Services
T. If the Mayor is unavailable to Chair the DPC, the duties shall be performed and authority exercised by the first of the City officials in the order of membership listed in Subsections A.-S. above who is able and available.
When the DPC is required to approve plans under subsection 3.125.020 C., the decision making process shall be by consensus. The consensus shall be determined by the Chair.
(Amended by Ordinance No. 185304, effective June 1, 2012.) The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management shall provide staff support to the DPC, including recording and communicating its decisions.