Policy areas MPAC addresses include:
- regional transportation
- management of the urban growth boundary
- protection of lands outside the urban growth boundary for natural resources, future urban zoning, or other uses
- planning responsibilities required by state law
- other growth management and land use planning matters deemed by Metro Council to be of the region’s concern.
While MPAC advises the Metro Council on growth management and land use issues at the policy level, the Metro Technical Advisory Committee provides input to MPAC at the technical level.
MPAC comprises 21 voting members representing cities, counties, special districts and the public, and six non-voting members. Three Metro Councilors also participate as non-voting liaisons.
MPAC typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. through online Zoom meetings while the Metro Regional Center is closed to the public.