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Audit Report: Inclusionary Housing: Housing Bureau should improve Program goals, support for property owners, and monitoring to ensure Program helps address housing crisis

The Inclusionary Housing Program requires developers to include affordable homes in some new buildings. We examined the Program and if it helped property owners follow the rules. The Housing Bureau should improve the goals, property owner support, and monitoring so the Program works as intended.

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Portland Candidate Learning Sessions

Candidate Learning Sessions for Spring 2024

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.01 - Administration | May 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 2.01 - Procurement Rules for the Auditor's Office | May 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.10 - Employee Benefits | May 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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We're switching our email system from MailChimp to GovDelivery

A message to our email news update subscribers: Our email newsletter system is changing.

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Audit Report: Joint Office of Homeless Services: Sustained focus on shelter system needed to address unmet needs

Our audit found that the adult and family shelters funded by the Joint Office of Homeless Services were generally full and had long waitlists, could be difficult to access, and only sometimes helped participants move to permanent housing.

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Adoption of Administrative Rules 6.01 Ombudsman’s Office Policies & Procedures and 10.01 Fraud Hotline | April 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective April 10, 2024.

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Help us choose what to audit!

Every year, we pick about five areas of the City of Portland to audit. We'd love to hear your ideas on how we can make Portland work better for everyone.

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Apply by April 30 for internship opportunities with the City’s Elections Office


The City of Portland Auditor’s Office seeks two summer interns interested in Portland’s new electoral system. This office promotes open and accountable government by providing impartial reviews and investigations, access to public information, and services for City government and the public.

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2023 Ombudsman Annual Report

We're here to make sure City government treats residents and businesses fairly. See what we were up to in 2023.

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Fraud Hotline Report: Civic Life’s mismanagement of the Kenton Firehouse was wasteful and inefficient

The Auditor's Office found evidence of waste and inefficiency due to the lack of a formal agreement and Civic Life bypassing City financial policies in the management of the Kenton Firehouse. Auditors also found that the lack of documented rental transactions risked the appearance of fraud.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 6.01 Ombudsman’s Office Policies & Procedures | March 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 10.01 Fraud Hotline | March 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Adoption of Interim ARA 3.03 Recruitment and Hiring | March 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted the following new administrative rule on an interim basis for no longer than 180 days: ARA 3.03 - Recruitment and Hiring.

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Adoption of Interim ARA 8.03 Public Records Requests | February 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted the following new administrative rule on an interim basis for no longer than 180 days: ARA 8.03 - Public Records Request.

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Adoption of Administrative Rules 3.02 Equal Employment & 3.06 Leaves | February 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective February 13, 2024.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.02 Equal Employment & 3.06 Leaves | January 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to these administrative rules, which are available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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