Enforcement

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On this page, you will find information on completed investigations of violations of City campaign finance, lobbying, and political consultant regulations.
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Campaign Finance

View all completed investigations for the City's campaign finance regulations here. 


Lobbying Program

2024

Urban Alchemy 

  • Determination issued May 01, 2024: Warning and Letter of Education
    • Violation(s) Summary: Lobbying entity did not register and report activities after spending over $1000 on lobbying City officials in the fourth quarter of 2022. 
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Zenith Energy

  • Determination issued March 26, 2024: Warning and Letter of Education
    • Violation(s) Summary: Lobbying entity did not register and report activities as required after exceeding the 8-hour threshold for lobbying in the third quarter of 2022. 
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2023

ShotSpotter Inc

  • Determination issued April 3, 2023: No Violation
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2021

Portland Business Alliance

  • Determination issued April 26, 2021: Violation and Civil Penalty of $450
    • Violation(s) Summary: Multiple undisclosed lobbying communication and activities between lobbyists and City officials throughout 2020
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April 26, 2021: Notice of Violation and Penalty Issued to Portland Business Alliance

May 10, 2021: Request for Reconsideration, Supplemental Communication provided by Portland Business Alliance

May 26, 2021: Auditor's Final Decision on Reconsideration (affirming original determination and civil penalty), Appendix Accompanying Final Decision on Reconsideration Including Reviewed Communications

2016

Uber Technologies, Inc.

  • Determination issued January 5, 2016: Violation and Civil Penalty of $2,000
    • Violation(s) Summary: 
      • Lobbying individual not registered as an authorized lobbyist in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015
      • Multiple undisclosed lobbying communication and activities and in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015
Relevant Documents: 

January 5, 2016: Notice of Violation and Penalty Issued to Uber


Political Consultant Regulations

2020

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Third Filing Quarter
Civil Penalty: $140
Violation(s) Summary: Amended political consultant disclosure report 14 days past the deadline

November 13, 2020: Notice of Violation and Late Filing Penalty Issued to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Second Filing Quarter
Civil Penalty: $50
Violation(s) Summary: Filed political consultant disclosure report five days past the deadline

July 31, 2020: Notice of Violation and Late Filing Penalty Issued to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.

Contact

Lobbying Regulations

Office of the Auditor

Political Consultant Regulations

City Elections

City Elections Office

Louise Hansen

City Elections Officer

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