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Audit Update: Little progress on City review of Enhanced Services Districts

This is the two-year follow-up to our 2020 report Enhanced Services Districts: City provides little oversight of privately funded public services

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Now Available: City of Portland Quarter 4 2022 Lobbyist Reports, Political Consultant Reports, and Calendars

2022 Fourth 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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City of Portland Auditor hires new Chief Deputy Auditor

The City Auditor’s Office announced Reed Brodersen to serve as the Chief Deputy Auditor.

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Simone Rede inaugurated as Portland City Auditor in historic first

Simone Rede was sworn in as Portland City Auditor on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

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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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Ombudsman submits brief on illegal tow and destruction of boat

The purpose of the brief was to provide important additional context on a case being considered by the Hearings Office.

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Ombudsman recommends ceasing Water Bureau's "first-caller rule" to Commissioner Mapps

The Ombudsman recommended that the Water Bureau cease the practice of the “first-caller rule,” which allows landlords to commit their renters to pay services without their knowledge or consent.

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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.

Press release


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.

Press release