Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University for $210,251 to design and deploy the Portland Insights Survey and Spring 2022 Survey


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. The City Budget Office’s (CBO) purpose is to provide timely, accurate, and unfiltered information and analysis regarding budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal policy issues to City Council, bureaus, and the public.
  2. To achieve its mission, the CBO has committed to conducting a yearly survey, the Portland Insights Survey, to gain a better understanding of Portlanders’ perception of City government and its services. This will be accomplished through both quantitative surveying and qualitative focus groups with members from a wide range of communities and neighborhoods.
  3. In addition to the Portland Insights Survey, the CBO, in partnership with the Mayor’s office, is also investigating conducting a survey in Spring 2022 to help inform the Mayor’s budget decisions.
  4. Portland State University’s (PSU) Regional Research Institute for Human Services is uniquely qualified to partner in the Portland Insights Survey and the Spring 2022 Survey because of their extensive experience in survey research and practices, and their commitment to orienting its educational, outreach and discovery missions to benefit Portland.  
  5. The CBO is interested in entering a two-year Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with PSU to provide research, technical assistance, data collection and analysis, planning, and facilitation services.
  6. The established cost is not to exceed $170,000 over a two-year period for the Portland Insights Survey project and $40,251 in 2022 for the Spring 2022 Survey. Funding has been approved in the yearly CBO budget.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The director of the CBO, or designee, is authorized to execute on behalf of the City an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University in the total amount of $210,251 substantially in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement attached as Exhibit A.  The director, or designee, is further authorized to execute amendments, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, to the scope of services or the terms and conditions of the intergovernmental agreement, provided the changes do not increase the legal or financial risks to the City.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

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326 Consent Agenda in April 27-28, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading May 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

352 Consent Agenda in May 4, 2022 Council Agenda


  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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