The Archives and Records Management Division operates the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, making city administrative and historical records accessible to the public and City employees for research and inspection in accordance with Oregon's public records laws.
The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office. The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and equity of City bureaus, offices and functions.
The City Elections Office works with the State of Oregon and Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties to oversee City elections, certify candidates and measures to the ballot, and certify election results. We also enforce City campaign finance regulations and provide informational resources.
The Council Clerk and Contracts Office administers City Council business, serves as the central repository for City contracts, and maintains City Charter and Code.
The City's Lobbying and Political Consultant Regulations require City officials, political consultants, and lobbyists to report activities in order to improve City transparency, disclose relationship building, and inform the public of efforts to influence City officials.
The Ombudsman is your Rose City watchdog. We are here to make sure City government treats Portland residents and businesses fairly. We investigate complaints and identify ways to resolve them. As part of the City Auditor’s Office, we’re independent and impartial.