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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | January 2021

Public notice

Portland City Charter Section 2-506(a) authorizes the City Auditor to establish rules for the Auditor’s Office. In addition, Code Section 3.77.110 H. authorizes the Ombudsman to adopt, amend, and rescind rules and regulations required for the discharge of the Ombudsman's duties.


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

ARA 6.01 – Ombudsman's Office Policies & Procedures

Administrative Rule of the Auditor’s Office (“ARA”) 6.01 sets out the Ombudsman’s Office policies and procedures. The proposed revisions are for the purpose of clarifying and simplifying language.

Reviewing the proposed rule:

The proposed revised ARA 6.01 is available online.

Deadline for submitting comments:

The City Auditor invites City employees and the public to comment on the proposed revised rule. To be considered, comments must be received by 5:00 PM on February 24, 2021.

How to submit comments:

Comments may be submitted on our website or emailed to auditorsoffice@portlandoregon.gov.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and limit exposure for vulnerable populations, Auditor’s Office staff members are working remotely and are not available to accept comments submitted in person or by mail.