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Mayor Charlie Hales

City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

Phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

Priorities & Accomplishments

My goal as mayor is to make sure everyone has access to everything we love about Portland; to make sure we are a city of opportunity.

Safe community; economic opportunity; great neighborhoods: My goal is to have these true across the city.

In Portland, we have a lot of plans. Government's job — my job — is to make words on a page real. 

— Mayor Charlie Hales


Accomplishments: Building Community Trust in the Police Bureau

Since Mayor Hales took office in January 2013 he has worked with Portland Police to build community trust in the bureau, to improve officer job satisfaction, and to make Portland a safer city. In the past year, the bureau has made outstanding progress in developing that dynamic.

Accomplishments: Implementing U.S. Department of Justice Settlement

Under Mayor Hales’ leadership the Police Bureau started implementing aspects of the U.S. Department of Justice police reform agreement long before Federal Judge Michael Simon approved it on Aug. 29, 2014. The settlement stems from a 2012 federal investigation. Mayor Hales has been working with the bureau to improve relations with the community.

Accomplishments: Stabilizing the Budget to Fund Priorities

Mayor Hales entered office as the city faced a massive budget shortfall—more than $21 million. After he stabilized the budget, the city entered this year with discretionary funds available to address pressing issues, such as homelessness and emergency preparedness.

Accomplishments: Taking Care of our Largest Asset

When Mayor Hales entered office January 2013, he had a punch-list of basics that needed to be fixed. A major item: streets. Portland owns 5,000 lane miles, and they had been neglected. Over the past year Mayor Hales addressed pressing infrastructure needs, and now is looking toward future stability.

First Six Months; What's Next?

Mayor Hales came into the city, went back to basics and addressed fundamental needs. Now he's moving forward with an agenda to ensure Portland is a city of opportunity.