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Changes to Charter, Code, and Policies

Displaying 1 - 20 of 202 upcoming or effective changes to code, charter, or policy.
Change Type Description Effective
Measure 26-228 Charter Change

Certify abstract of votes cast, candidates elected, and proclaim Measure 26-228 approved at the Municipal Non-Partisan General Election held on November 8, 2022.

View all Measure 26-228 Charter amendments

Ordinance 191461 Code Change

Amend Council Organization and Procedures Code to align with the amended City Charter approved by voters in Portland Measure 26-228 (replace Code Chapter 3.02)

Ordinance 191552 Code Change

Amend Elections Code to align with the amended City Charter approved by voters in Portland Measure 26-228 (amend Code Chapters 2.02, 2.04, and 2.14)

Ordinance 191605 (Exhibit B) Code Change

Amend Arts Education and Access Income Tax Code to update net revenue distribution (amend Code Chapter 5.73)

Ordinance 191641 Code Change

Amend Title 15 Emergency Code to align with the amended City Charter approved by voters in Portland Measure 26-228 (replace Code Title 15)

Ordinance 191478 (Exhibit B) Code Change

Amend Flood Hazard Areas Code to comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program requirements and modify compensatory excavation and removal requirements (amend Code Chapter 24.50)

Ordinance 191537 Code Change

Replace Sewer User Charges Code to streamline and align with rate study recommendations (replace Code Chapter 17.36)

Ordinance 191559 Code Change

Amend Tourism Improvement District Code to modify the license assessment rate and remove the periodic sunset review requirement (amend Code Sections 6.05.020 and 6.05.060 and repeal Code Section 6.05.130)

Ordinance 191613 Code Change

Add Utility Operators Code to govern utility access and use of the City right-of-way and adopt fee schedule for utilities operating in the City right-of-way (add Code Title 12)

0210.21 Leaves from Service Police Directive Second Universal Review

The directive was revised to specifically reference City of Portland Human Resources Administrative Rule 6.01 General and Administrative Leaves of Absence. PPB specific language on administrative leave was removed to prevent confusion and clarify that administrative leave is governed by existing city rules.  

0210.70 Secondary Employment Police Directive First Universal Review

While the Bureau does not anticipate a major overhaul of this directive, the Bureau intends to change language limiting access based on the criminal history of people or premises seeking secondary employment contracts. The goal is to ensure that contracts are accessible and provide value to the community. 

0640.50 Traffic Crash Investigations Police Directive First Universal Review

The Bureau intends to revise this directive to reflect current Bureau resources, as well as best practices for crash investigations. 

0720.00 Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) Use Police Directive First Universal Review

The Bureau anticipates making substantial changes to this directive to ensure that SERT and CNT are providing the best services to other Bureau members and the community. 

0730.00 Bureau Response to Active Violence Incidents Police Directive First Universal Review

We are reposting this directive for a first universal review. The last time this directive went through the entire review and revision process was in the fall of 2019.

210.80 Extra Employment Police Directive First Universal Review

The Bureau intends to revise the directive so simply rules regarding Secondary Employment to be more in line with the goals that secondary employment does not negatively impact the city or the employee's work performance. All changes will be made consistent with the City's collective bargaining obligations. 

Ordinance 191643 Code Change

Amend Floating Structures Code to clarify permitting requirements for repairs to existing floatation systems (amend Code Sections 28.03.020 and 28.05.010)

0510.00 Fitness Room Police Directive Pending Enactment

The revised Directive clarifies responsibilities for the Fitness Room Committee and Chairperson, as well as acknowledging that injuries sustained during working hours may be eligible for Fire and Police Disability and Retirement (FPDR) compensation. The Directive was also renumbered to be included in the Wellness Section of the Directive Manual.

0631.60 Premises Entry Police Directive Pending Enactment

The revised Directive is restructured to better capture the individual responsibilities of sworn members and supervisors. It also clarifies the legal standard for warrantless entries into premises. 

0631.70 Investigation of Animal Problems Police Directive Pending Enactment

The revised Directive establishes a new procedure for reviewing the use of weapons against animals, as well as clarifying the standard. Several other changes are made to update language throughout the directive. 

0860.30 Citations-in-Lieu-of-Custody Police Directive Pending Enactment

The updated Directive makes numerous changes, eliminating outdated language and procedures and simplifying the final directive to improve its clarity and utility.