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How to get involved in city council meetings

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Tips on how to get involved in city council meetings

Council Agenda

The council agenda is available on the Fridays before the following week's council meeting and can be found here on the City Auditor's website.

Testimony

Testimony offers a process for public feedback before City Council on Agenda Items.

Testimony is taken on Resolutions and Ordinances (first reading). To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting. Individuals must sign up in person on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting. Testimony is not taken on Communications, Second Readings, Proclamations or Presentations in accordance with Code 3.02.040 F. and G.

Testimony will be taken on Reports at the Presiding Officer’s determination (Code 3.02.040 G.5). Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

More details and guidelines for Testimony can be found here.

Communication

Communication provides an opportunity for individuals who wish to address City Council on a subject of the requester’s choosing.

To schedule a Communication, email or mail your request to the Council Clerk. Requests are placed on the Wednesday Agenda as a “Communication”. Communications are the first item on the Agenda, and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the subject you will be addressing. A total of 5 communications are scheduled per week. Requesters are limited to one scheduled communication per calendar month.

More details and guidelines for Communications can be found here.

Clerk Email: karla.moore-love@portlandoregon.gov
Council Clerk Testimony: cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov