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3.131.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the New Portlanders Policy Commission is to:

A.  Review, develop, evaluate and refine policy and practice recommendations for improving immigrant and refugee community integration in all City activities.

B.  Facilitate constructive working partnerships between City leaders and newcomer community leadership.

C.  Provide a forum for setting integration goals between City bureaus and community organizations.

D.  Provide technical support and policy advice to City Council offices and City bureaus.

E.  Serve as a consultant and advocate to local, state and federal agencies on policies impacting immigrant and refugee communities, as capacity allows.

F.  Provide a report to City Council on policy and practice outcomes on an annual basis.

G.  Engage in the City’s annual budget process.