Citizen Involvement Principles
The following resolution was adopted by the City Council of Portland, Oregon on February 7, 1996. It articulates the City's commitment to citizen involvement.
As elected officials and staff of the City of Portland, we believe that effective citizen involvement is essential to good governance. We recognize that elected officials, staff and citizens all play important roles in governing the city. We believe that collaboration between the City and citizens will result in the best policies and decisions for all of Portland. To this end, the City of Portland commits to promote and sustain an environment that creates and responds to citizen involvement.
We hold that the success of citizen involvement depends on:
Mutual respect of all parties; Informed and involved citizens; City officials and staff who recognize their role in facilitating and responding to citizen input.
To carry out our commitment, we adopt these guiding principles of citizen involvement:
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