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City Government

An elected Mayor and Council of Commissioners are responsible for legislative policy, and oversee bureaus that oversee the day-to-day operations. An elected Auditor ensures the government acts in good faith.
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In 2025, the City of Portland is phasing out its commission form of government. Going forward, the city council will set policy and the mayor will oversee city business with the help of a city administrator. Learn more about the transition.

City Council

Made up of an elected Mayor and four Commissioners, the Portland, Oregon City Council meets weekly in sessions associated with a published Council agenda.

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City Auditor

City Auditor Simone Rede is responsible for the Council Clerk, oversight of Code and Charter changes, Portland Policy Documents, records and archives,  audit reports, lobbyist and consultant registration, and the Ombudsman for complaints about the performance of city agencies. 

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