The Oregon Planned Community Act (ORS Chpater 94) and the Oregon Condominium Act (ORS Chapter 100) provide for the formation of a transitional advisory committee to facilitate the transition of the association from the developer to the owerns. For condominiums, the formation of a transitional advisory committee is only required if the condominium consists of at least 20 units or, if it is a staged or flexible condominium, the number of units that may annexed or created totals 20.
For a planned community created on and after January 1, 2002, a transitional advisory committee is only required for Class I Planned Communities.
A transitional advisory committee is advisory only. However, it can request access to the information, documents and records that the declarant must deliver to the owners at the turnover meeting. Serving on the committee provides owners an opportunity to become familiar with the governing documents, budgets, architectural and other restrictions, rules and other critical aspects of association operation and management. Members of the advisory committee are often those owners who ultimately run for, and are elected to, board positions at the turnover meeting.