Amend the Community Budget Advisory Board to allow participation of those who live, work, worship, play or go to school in Portland.
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that community members of a budget advisory board add valuable insight and expertise to the development of Portland’s budget; and
WHEREAS, the City of Portland seeks to deploy a number of different strategies to involve and encourage participation of the many diverse communities which the City serves in the budget development process; and
WHEREAS, on November 9, 2005, the City Council approved resolution #36347, creating a City of Portland Citizen Advisory Board for a one-year pilot term ending December 31, 2006; and
WHEREAS, on December 6, 2006, the City Council approved resolution #36436, renewing the City of Portland Citizen Budget Advisory Board and determining its permanent structure; and
WHEREAS, on January 31, 2007, the City Council approved resolution #36475, renaming the Board to the City of Portland Community Budget Advisory Board; and
WHEREAS, while bureaus seek invaluable community input on individual bureau budgets and investment decisions via bureau Budget Advisory Committees, the City of Portland Community Budget Advisory Board provides a Citywide lens to support and inform Council’s citywide budgetary decisions; and
WHEREAS, it is imperative to reduce barriers for more people to be civically engaged and have the opportunity to provide necessary perspectives in advising local government on budget and service issues that directly impact their communities, including those who reside, work, worship, go to school, and play within the City’s jurisdictional boundaries; and
WHEREAS, as Black Communities, Indigenous Communities, People of Color, Immigrants and Refugees, and low-income people in Portland have historically and continue to experience displacement, a residency requirement for participation on the Community Budget Advisory Board obstructs the achievement of the adopted City Core Values and Citywide Equity Goals and Strategies.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Portland Community Budget Advisory Board shall consist of five members who live, work, play, go to school, or worship within the City of Portland.
Official Record (Efiles)
109 Regular Agenda in February 16-17, 2022 Council Agenda
133 Regular Agenda in February 23-24, 2022 Council Agenda
157 Regular Agenda in March 2, 2022 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea