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95 Neighborhood Profiles Showcase Economic And Livability Issues

The Office of Community & Civic Life and Portland State University Package Portland’s Economic, Social, and Livability Challenges Using a Variety of Data Sources

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City Council formally appoints 13 Portland residents to serve on the Independent District Commission

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. The commission is set to begin meeting in February and will engage Portlanders on their route to adopting a districting plan by Sept. 1, 2023.

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City Council to appoint 13-member Independent District Commission Jan. 25, group will begin establishing Portland city council districts soon

The Independent District Commission will be comprised of 13 Portlanders, leading the charge to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. Commissioners and alternates will be appointed Jan. 25.

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Portland’s Cannabis Market Shows Signs of Optimism for 2023

$500K of Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund Available on Jan. 16.

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Civic Life's 2022 Year-In-Review

Read a message from Interim Director Montoya and a summary of some of Civic Life's work in 2022!

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Portland Changes Government After 109 Years

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Charter Commission Phase II Public Hearings

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Portland Engagement Project Fall 2022 Update

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Indigenous Art Showcase in Portland

November is Native American Heritage Month

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Students Paint Mural About Healing

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Civic Life is Hiring!

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Tips for a Safe Halloween

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Is My Halloween Costume Okay?

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Portland’s Cannabis Program Announces Leadership Change

And Opens SEED Grant for Communities Impacted by Cannabis Prohibition

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Upcoming Charter Commission Public Hearings

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Small Grants are now Open!

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Get a Free Yard Tree from Urban Forestry

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SEED Grant now Open!

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Down on the (Urban) Farm

Learn more about one of our 2021 SEED grantees: Zenger Farm

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Hispanic (Latinx) Heritage Month

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