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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Commissioner Ryan proposes draft policy criteria for review of public art and monuments

Commissioner Ryan’s draft policy proposal creates a complaint system for public art, and defines a process for its review. The public is invited to provide feedback over a four-week comment period.

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Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City's beloved Thompson Elk has been fully restored and safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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Safe Rest Villages 2022-23 Annual Report to be presented at City Council

Safe Rest Villages 2022-23 Annual Report has been recently published. It will be presented at City Council on Wednesday 10/11/23 at 3:00 PM (Time Certain)

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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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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 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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Portland's Housing Bond December 2022 Newsletter

The December 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - The Starlight opens - Cutting the Ribbon at Hayu Tilixam - Boys & Girls Club Brightens Afternoons at Crescent Court - Charting Bond progress


Portland welcomes its new Building Official

The Bureau of Development Services announces the selection of Matt Rozzell as the City of Portland’s new Building Official, beginning Thursday, Dec. 22.

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City Council statement on Portland charter reform

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issued a joint statement about the passage of Ballot Measure 26-228, which changes Portland's election system and form of government.

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Deadline extended: Have a passion for enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage? Consider joining the Historic Landmarks Commission

The City of Portland is seeking applications for a public-at-large member to serve a four-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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The agreement will provide 18-months of rent support and relocation assistance to help tenants facing rent increases relocate in June 2024

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Portland City Council proposes reallocation of $7 million to fund rent assistance

Portland City Council directs Housing Bureau to refrain from advancing $7 million in funding currently allocated for the County’s Joint Office of Homeless Services

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Customer survey indicates improvements in many areas of City’s building permit system

The City of Portland released the results of a second survey, conducted online between July 26 and Aug. 9, to gauge the effectiveness of efforts to assist customers in preparing and submitting a building permit application.

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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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