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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

File a Public Meeting Grievance

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FILE A PUBLIC MEETING GRIEVANCE

Service: File a written grievance alleging public meetings violations

FILE A PUBLIC MEETING GRIEVANCE 

Service: File a written grievance alleging public meetings violations 

HB 2805 grievance procedure 

HB 2805 (HB2805 (oregonlegislature.gov)) allows a person who believes a governing body of the city has violated the state public meetings law to file a written grievance.  The grievance must: 

  • Be in writing; 
  • Be filed with the public body within 30 days of the alleged violation; 
  • Set forth the specific facts and circumstances that are alleged to violate public meetings law;  
  • State the identity of the person filing the grievance; and 
  • Contain any other information required by Oregon Government Ethics Commission rules, which are expected by the end of 2023. 

How to file a grievance 

Submit a grievance to cityattorneysoffice@portlandoregon.gov.  

What happens after I file a grievance? 

The city has 21 days after receiving the grievance to provide a written response to the person who filed the grievance and send a copy of the grievance and city response to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. 

If you have questions, please call 503-823-4047.