Virtual Listening Session: Draft Recommendations to Future City Leaders - June 25, 2024

Public Meeting
Join the Government Transition Advisory Committee for an interactive listening session that includes an educational presentation followed by small group discussions in breakout rooms. This event is part of the Summer of Civic Engagement on the City's transition.
5:30 pm 7:00 pm

In this virtual listening session, the Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC) invites your thoughts on draft recommendations to city leaders on key topics such as accessing city councilors, participating in City Council decision-making, participating in the City’s budget process, and setting up new Council Committees.

Meeting Materials

The Government Transition Advisory Committee and Transition Team are hosting virtual sessions on June 25 and July 18 and one in-person session on August 1 at Parkrose High School, see portland.gov/transition/events for details.

These sessions are designed to be engaging and interactive, starting with an educational presentation followed by an hour of small group discussions in breakout rooms or tables. We want to hear your thoughts so that the recommendations we present to future city leaders reflect what Portlanders want for their new government starting January 1, 2025.

To help ensure that community members can participate, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation. If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact June Reyes june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov at least one week before the listening session.

Draft recommendations are based on peer city research, our own experiences and discussions with each other and City staff, prior work by the City, and early community engagement. 

You are invited to share your feedback on these recommendations in a listening session, through an online survey, or by emailing transition@portlandoregon.gov by Monday, August 12 at 11:59p.m. 

Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions (5 minutes)
  • Community education presentation and interactive polling (25 min)
  • Small breakout group discussions (45 min)
  • Closing (10 min)

How your input will be used

We expect our recommendations to evolve based on your feedback. The final recommendations will be given to the newly elected mayor, city council, and administrative leadership in the fall of 2024.

Who is the Government Transition Advisory Committee?

The GTAC is a group of Portlanders appointed by the mayor and city council in March 2023. GTAC acts as the primary community engagement and advisory body for Portland’s government transition.

What is the Summer of Civic Engagement?

The Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC) and Transition Team are hosting a series of events between June and October and amplifying opportunities to get involved in shaping how our city government will work for more Portlanders.

Get engaged with the transition


Please note that a quorum of Government Transition Advisory Committee members may be present. 

To help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation.  If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.  

Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español.  Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor, póngase en contacto con June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.  

Чтобы члены сообщества могли наблюдать за этими встречами, городские власти Портленда обеспечат устный перевод на английский язык, скрытые субтитры и испанский перевод.  Если есть другие способы, с помощью которых мы можем помочь вам более полно участвовать в этом процессе, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Адамом Бриггсом на  June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.  

Để giúp đảm bảo rằng các thành viên cộng đồng có thể quan sát các cuộc họp này, Thành Phố Portland sẽ cung cấp phiên dịch ASL, phụ đề chi tiết và phiên dịch tiếng Tây Ban Nha. Nếu có những cách khác mà chúng tôi có thể giúp bạn tham gia đầy đủ hơn vào quá trình này, vui lòng liên hệ với June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.  

為幫助確保社區成員能夠觀看這些會議, 波特蘭市將提供美國手語(ASL)翻譯、閉路字幕和西班牙語口譯。如果還有其他方法可以幫助您更充分地參與此過程, 請聯絡 June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.  

为帮助确保社区成员能够观看这些会议,波特兰市将提供美国手语(ASL)翻译、闭路字幕和西班牙语口译。如果还有其他方法可以帮助您更充分地参与此过程,请联系 June Reyes, june.reyes@portlandoregon.gov.