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Portland City Auditor hires new Ombudsman

The City Auditor’s Office announced today that Jennifer Croft has been selected to serve as the new City Ombudsman.

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Audit Update: Procurement Services made limited progress to improve construction contracting equity

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, Equity in Construction Contracting: Some goals achieved despite mismanagement, waste, and gamesmanship.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | November 2022

The City Auditor proposes the following revised administrative rule for adoption:

Appendix A for ARA 13 - Campaign Finance

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | November 2022

The City Auditor proposes the following revised administrative rule for adoption: ARA 8.03

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No Violation of City of Portland Campaign Regulations on Reconsideration: Rene Gonzalez Campaign

Auditor’s Office finds no violation of City contribution limits for Rene for Portland on reconsideration.

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No Violation of City of Portland Campaign Regulations: Rene Gonzalez Campaign

Auditor’s Office finds no violation for Rene for Portland postcard disclosures.

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Now Available: City of Portland Quarter 3, 2022 Lobbyist Reports, Political Consultant Reports, and Calendars

2022 Third Quarter disclosures for City lobbying, political consultants, and City official business calendars are now available for the public to view. Highlights are included below.

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No Violations of City of Portland Campaign Regulations: Schnitzer Property Management, LLC and Rene Gonzalez Campaign

Auditor’s Office finds no violations for Schnitzer Property Management, LLC campaign contributions and Rene for Portland online disclosures.

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Violation of City of Portland Campaign Regulations: Rene for Portland

Allegation substantiated against Rene for Portland for violating City contribution limits

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Adoption of Administrative Rules | September 2022

The City Auditor has adopted the following administrative rules: ARA 2.06, ARA 4.04, ARA 4.14, ARA 6.01, ARA 7.05, ARA 7.06, and ARA 8.01.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | September 2022

The City Auditor proposes the following revised human resources administrative rules for adoption: ARA 3.01-ARA 3.12

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | August 2022

UPDATE: Markup versions of the administrative rules from their last revision are now available.

The City Auditor proposes the following revised human resources administrative rules for adoption: ARA 2.06, 4.04, 4.14, 6.01, 7.05, 7.06, and 8.01

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Now Available: City of Portland Disclosures (Quarter 2, 2022) for Lobbying, Political Consultants, and Calendars

Second Quarter 2022 disclosures for City lobbying, political consultants, and City official business calendars are now available for the public to view. Highlights are included below.

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Audit Update: City advanced building permit reforms; Council and multi-bureau engagement noteworthy

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "Long-standing inability to meet customers’ needs won’t improve without better management, sustained governance."

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Portland Fire & Rescue does not have a coherent accountability system

We found that the Portland Fire Bureau has not invested the time, attention, and resources needed for a coherent employee accountability system. We make recommendations for training and complaint, investigation, and discipline processes to help ensure that the Bureau achieves its diversity goals.

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Audit Update: Water Bureau not done defining roles or formulating long-term groundwater plan

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Groundwater: City identified risks, must develop a long-term plan to address them."

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Audit Update: Procurement Services is working to address some City credit card risks

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "City credit card use slowed during pandemic but exposed underlying risks."

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Audit Update: Cannabis Program improved data management, communication

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Cannabis Program: Management fundamentals needed to improve regulation of emerging industry."

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