News

Management and Finance News Menu
Displaying 1 - 20 of 126

City of Portland and LiUNA Local 483 reach tentative agreement

A three-day strike is over, with the announcement of a tentative agreement between the City of Portland and LiUNA, Local 483, Portland City Laborers. The agreement ensures continuity of wastewater operations, pollution testing, street maintenance and park ranger services.

Press release



City participates in mediation, finalizes citywide preparations for labor strike

The City offers significant pay increases while cross-bureau planning efforts get finalized to ensure the essential services Portlanders rely on everyday are minimally disrupted should a strike begin Feb. 2 at 12:01 a.m.

Press release


City of Portland prepares for Laborers' Local 483 to strike as early as next week

The City of Portland is preparing for more than 600 City employees represented by the Laborers’ Local 483 to go on strike on Feb. 2, 2023 at midnight. The City and Laborers' Local 483 - Portland City Laborers, known as PCL, have been negotiating a new contract for nearly 10 months. 

Updated Press release


City Council Statement: ‘A Roadmap for the Next Two Years’

Resolution authorizes Chief Administrative Officer Michael Jordan to implement Measure 26-228, provides insight on how Commissioners-in-Charge will lead organizational change to prepare for City Administrator management, establishes 90-day action plans that address Portland’s most urgent need.

Press release


City Council formally appoints 13 Portland residents to serve on the Independent District Commission

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. The commission is set to begin meeting in February and will engage Portlanders on their route to adopting a districting plan by Sept. 1, 2023.

News article


City Council to appoint 13-member Independent District Commission Jan. 25, group will begin establishing Portland city council districts soon

The Independent District Commission will be comprised of 13 Portlanders, leading the charge to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. Commissioners and alternates will be appointed Jan. 25.

News article


City’s Spectator Venues Program releases 2021-2022 annual report

Following widespread pandemic closures in 2020 and 2021, the City of Portland's premiere sporting and performing arts venues and their operators once again began hosting teams, performers and visitors, fueling a sense of normalcy - though not without new challenges.

News article


Work to transition City’s government is underway, Independent District Commission applications due Dec. 1

One of three major changes headed to Portland’s city government is the establishment of four geographic districts for future city council elections. An Independent District Commission made up of Portland residents will be charged with preparing the district plan. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2022.

News article


Portland voters approve charter reform, city launches transition

Changes include ranked-choice voting, expanded city council with geographic districts, and a mayor and city administrator to oversee day-to-day operations.

News article


Our Creative Future: Co-creating an arts and cultural plan for all

Over the next year, Portlanders will be invited to shape the future of arts and culture in our region.

News article


City Council to vote on amendment to Arts Education and Access Income Tax code

An administrative change to Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund would direct the City Arts Program to manage arts education coordination for Portland’s six school districts, improve oversight of voter investments and strengthen collaboration between school districts and among arts teachers.

Updated News article


City Council to vote on amendment to extend Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement

An amendment to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement, extending the current expiration date, would allow for more comprehensive discussions around future improvements and operations at the Rose Quarter venues.

Updated News article


Joint City Council Statement on Portland Thorns

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue a joint statement on the Portland Thorns.

News article


Portland Creative Laureate Joaquin Lopez presents storytelling event at Multnomah Arts Center on September 10 & 11

"Pentimento" will feature the life and times of community leader Linda Jaramillo in her own words. Audiences will listen to the formative experiences that shaped her resilience, Latina identity, and self-determination, the qualities that distinguish her as a community leader today in Portland.

News article


Judge clears Portland charter proposal for November ballot, requires wording changes

Portland voters will consider a proposal that includes ranked choice voting, geographic districts, expanded city council and professional city administrator.

Press release


PDX 311 streamlines access to local government information and services, kicks-off public awareness campaign

PDX 311, an information resource for residents, businesses and visitors in Multnomah County, kicks-off a public awareness campaign this summer.

News article


City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland launched an open data portal that tracks the impacts of the first round of federal American Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City last year. The second round of federal funding, awarded this year, was also allocated to address some of Portland's most urgent needs.

News article


Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

News article


City of Portland continues cybersecurity investigation, pays affordable housing provider for stolen $1.47 million

The City continues its internal investigation into a recent cybersecurity breach. The incident has been referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portland Police Bureau.

Press release