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City of Portland announces interim Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Lannom will serve as the City’s interim Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2023, following Chief Financial Officer Michelle Kirby’s retirement from a 32-year career in public service.

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How to pay your 2022 Portland arts tax

The Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $112 million to support arts and culture in Portland since 2012. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year. The fee is due April 18, 2023 and can be paid online.

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Regional Cultural Plan seeks your voice

Residents across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties have an opportunity this spring to help set the vision for the next generation of arts and culture in our communities. Attend a virtual discussion, host a community conversation or take a survey about culture and creativity April 30.

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Notice of upcoming Independent District Commission public hearing on District Plan Criteria

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council.

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Portland City Council selects first Salary Commission in a unanimous vote

Playing a key role in implementing voter-approved changes to Portland’s election system and form of government, the Salary Commission will set pay for the City of Portland’s elected officials.

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City Council to appoint five human resources professionals to first salary commission, setting salaries for Portland city officials elected in November 2024

The Salary Commission will establish the salaries for city officials elected to Portland’s new form of government beginning in fall 2024.

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Portland city offices remain closed Friday; winter weather resources available

Following a winter weather event that began Feb. 23, 2023, City of Portland offices will remain closed for in-person services Friday, Feb. 24.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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