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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Most downtown City facilities to reopen to the public on June 1

The City of Portland will continue offering many services virtually and will reintroduce opportunities to visit in-person too. 

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City of Portland identifies fraudulent financial transaction, launches cybersecurity investigation

Preliminary evidence indicates that an unauthorized entity gained access to a City of Portland email account and spent City funds.

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Memorial honoring local fallen veterans goes virtual ahead of Memorial Day weekend

A new Digital Veterans Memorial temporarily takes the place of the half-century-old memorial walls at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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RACC launches economic impact study

"Arts & Economic Prosperity 6" will document in unprecedented scope and detail the economic power of arts and culture in Portland and throughout the metro region.

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City of Portland, Metro team up to explore future of Keller Auditorium

Keller Auditorium, courtesy Jason Quigley

A March 2020 seismic study completed for Keller Auditorium, set to be released right before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered spectator venues and performing arts facilities, outlines the 104-year-old building's structural and practical shortcomings.

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Portland City Council members react to news that U.S. Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing abortion rights

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue statements about a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision removing abortion rights.

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City seeks community input on future of Enhanced Service Districts in Portland

In response to a critical audit, the City is improving a program that allows property owners to fund extra services such as graffiti and trash removal, social service outreach and special events. Portlanders are invited to take a survey, attend listening sessions and sign up for email updates.

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Portland City Council transitions to hybrid meetings

Starting May 4, the Portland City Council will host hybrid meetings with the option for community members to attend online or in person. The Council has been meeting virtually for more than two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Portland City Council approves Central Eastside Enhanced Service District contract, expanding safety, care and sanitation services for community members

A new contract approved by City Council provides support to local businesses and expands access to safety and care services for unhoused community members. It is supported by property owners in the Central Eastside Enhanced Service District and managed by Central Eastside Together.

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Portland City Council approves three initiatives to improve contracting opportunities for companies owned by people of color, women

A new contracting disparity study, pilot programs and a regional workforce equity agreement are designed to diversify firms doing business with the City of Portland and workers at City construction projects. Reforms were proposed in partnership with community partners, in response to a 2020 audit.

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How to pay your 2021 business income taxes

Business income taxes for the Portland License Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and Metro Supportive Housing Services Business Income Tax are due on April 18, 2022.

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How to pay your 2021 personal income taxes

Personal income taxes for the Multnomah County Preschool for All Personal Income Tax (PFA) and Metro Supportive Housing Services Personal Income Tax (SHS) are due on April 18, 2022.

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