Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about engaging the public in Portland's use of surveillance technologies

Community Event
In the first of two events, City staff will: 1) introduce the challenges in getting the public to participate in guiding the use of surveillance technologies in public spaces, and 2) present options for public participation on surveillance technologies oversight and decision making.
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

The City’s surveillance technologies policy, passed by City Council last February, includes a directive to explore how to develop effective surveillance technologies oversight and effective public participation strategies.

Event details

This event will include:

  • Overview of how other cities use and manage surveillance technologies and how the public provides input.
  • Discussion about different forms of public participation and decision-making regarding surveillance technologies.

Your participation will inform future strategies, policies, and events on surveillance technologies oversight and effective public participation in Portland.

Event recording

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Please let us know as soon as possible if you need special accommodations, ASL or interpretation services. Please contact Smart City PDX or fill out the RSVP form.

About Smart City PDX

Smart City PDX is a program of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The program's mission includes using data and technology responsibly to support a healthy, safe, more affordable and prosperous Portland for everyone.

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The City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights promotes equity and reduction of disparities within City government; it also works with community partners to promote equity and inclusion within Portland and throughout the region, producing measurable improvements and disparity reductions.

About Cascadia Partners

Cascadia Partners is a diverse team of mission-driven public engagement and urban planning specialists who facilitate meaningful and responsive planning and policy making processes using their technical expertise alongside input learned from communities who are most impacted.