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City releases 2022 Portland Insights Survey results, more than 5,000 Portlanders share thoughts on city services, policy and budget

Last fall, the City took an approach to learning Portlanders’ thoughts on City services, policy and budget decisions aiming to ensure that all Portlanders, including historically underserved communities, have a voice and representation in local government.

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Portland City Council approves five-year ‘Advance Portland’ inclusive economic development strategy

Plan is a framework for inclusive growth through advancing competitiveness, racial equity, and climate action.

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Portland City Council adopts new election system that will lead to vigorous voter education campaign

Oregon was the first state to establish vote-by-mail elections in 1998; now Portland becomes Oregon’s third jurisdiction to conduct elections using ranked-choice voting beginning in November 2024. 

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Portland City Council approves appointees to first Government Transition Advisory Committee

The committee will advise city council, the chief administrative officer and City of Portland’s transition team on issues related to the development and implementation of the transition plan.

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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 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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Mayor Wheeler announces new Chief Administrative Officer

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Mayor Wheeler provides update on internal police investigation

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City of Portland and Portland Police Association Settle Contract

Contract Will Bring Additional Accountability, Transparency, and Incentives to Hire & Retain Portland Police Officers

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Mayor Wheeler hires five new staff members

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City of Portland names new Emergency Management Director

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Mayor Wheeler Provides Public Safety Update

In a press conference today, Mayor Ted Wheeler provided an update on public safety issues in the city. He was joined by Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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Texas Withdraws Abortion Rights, Portland City Council Withdraws Business

Portland City Council will consider an emergency resolution next week to ban future travel, goods and services from the state of Texas until the unconstitutional ban on abortion is withdrawn or overturned in court.

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Mayor’s statement about Sunday’s violent demonstrations

Mayor Ted Wheeler's public statement about the violent demonstrations that occurred in Portland on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler, Fire Chief Sara Boone and City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Announce Ban on Sale of Fireworks

Ban on fireworks sales stems from concerns for public safety due to recent hot and dry conditions

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Mayor Ted Wheeler Encourages Residents to Be Here for Portland July 3-5

Free transit on Trimet and Portland Streetcar and discounted BIKETOWN rides to/from downtown Portland intended to encourage support for local businesses

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Mayor and Police Chief Announce PPB Will Change Traffic Enforcement, Consent Search Protocols

Changes to PPB protocls will focus on increasing equity and safety in Portland.

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