A charter-mandated committee of local government representatives and citizens, the Metro Policy Advisory Committee advises the Metro Council on policy issues.
Established by the Metro Charter in 1992, the Metro Policy Advisory Committee, advises the Metro Council on the amendment or adoption of the Regional Framework Plan. Discussion or action items addressed by the committee include:
MPAC is composed of 21 voting members representing cities, counties, special districts, and the public and six non-voting members including a representative from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Port of Portland, cities in Clackamas County outside the urban growth boundary, cities in Washington County outside the UGB, the City of Vancouver, Washington, and Clark County, Washington. In addition, three Metro Councilors participate as non-voting liaisons.
While MPAC advises the Metro Council on growth management and land use issues at the policy level, the Metro Technical Advisory Committee provides input from the technical level. Similar to MPAC, MTAC members represent cities, counties, special districts and the public as well as utilities, land use advocacy and environmental organizations, the development community, and economic development associations. MTAC is governed by bylaws which are included within MPAC bylaws.
MPAC usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Metro Regional Center, Council Chambers. See Metro's online calendar for the next meeting.
MPAC is a charter-mandated committee of composed of local government and special district representatives, and citizens. See the MPAC bylaws and current committee roster for details.
Download 2013 MPAC roster
Download MPAC bylaws