Accept the 2022 Portland Insights Survey Report

Amended by Council

The 2022 Portland Insights survey was an effort by the Portland City Budget Office, in partnership with the Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) at Portland State University (PSU), to assess community perceptions and needs in the city of Portland, Oregon. The survey was conducted in 2022 and the report is now complete. We are presenting the highlights of the survey to Council in a presentation and sharing the full report. 

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The three primary goals were to (1) to develop a better understanding of Portlanders’ perception of city government and its services from members from a wide range of communities and neighborhoods, with special attention given to ensure representation of traditionally underrepresented populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); (2) incorporate this information into an evaluation of the ability of City programs and services to meet the needs of a diverse population; and (3) to inform the city’s budget development, policy making, and performance management processes in an effort to create more equitable, informed administrative processes.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

This project can inform future budgeting process by informing decision-makers community needs captured by the survey. 

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

The Survey aims to elevate the voices of all community members in City's decision-making process, especially our underserved communities in Portland (eg. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The survey was developed with input from community advisors of different cultural backgrounds. During survey deployment, the Survey team worked closely with nine community-based organizations to encourage community members from underserved communities to take the survey. As a result, the racial/ethnic distribution of the survey respondents closely resemble that of Portlanders. 

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable. 

Document History

Item 640 Time Certain in August 2, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Accepted As Amended

Motion to amend the report to substitute the placeholder with the finalized version: Moved by Wheeler and seconded by Mapps. (Y-4)
Motion to accept the report as amended: Moved by Mapps and seconded by Gonzalez.
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Absent
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by


Ruth Levine

Deputy Director, City Budget Office

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
9:45 am
Time Requested
45 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain