The City Auditor adopts the following interim administrative rule, effective June 24, 2022, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 8.03 Public Records Requests.
Keeping information about political activity and using surveillance technology without safeguards infringes on First Amendment rights. Police need direction about what to collect and a process to manage records when there is no criminal activity. The Bureau also needs improved technology policies.
The City Auditor proposes the following revised administrative rule for adoption: ADM 8.03 Public Records Requests.
On May 26, 2021, the Auditor's Office affirmed its decision to impose a $450 penalty against Portland Business Alliance for failure to disclose communications with City officials.