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3.77.020 Definitions.

In this chapter:

A. "Administrative act" means an action, failure to act, omission, decision, recommendation, practice, policy or procedure.

B. "Agent or agency" includes any bureau, office, institution, corporation, authority, board, commission, committee of the city, and any officer, employee, or member of the foregoing entities acting or purporting to act in the exercise of their official duties. EXCEPTING: elected officials and their personal staff.

C. "City Auditor" refers to the elected City Auditor.

D. "City" refers to the City of Portland.

E. "City Council" refers to the City’s legislative body comprised of five elected officials, the Mayor, and four City Commissioners.

F. "Ombudsman" means the public official appointed by the City Auditor to receive and investigate citizen complaints against administrative acts of City government.

G. "Person" means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, organization, and/or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer, or employee of any of them;

H. "Record" means all records, documents, books, papers, files, photographs, microfilms, sound recordings, video recordings, magnetic storage media, computer data and all other materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, created, generated, recorded, received, possessed or controlled by or on behalf of any agency.

I.  "State" refers to the State of Oregon.