Browse our audit reports about government performance and our community surveys.
Translated Community Survey: Half report City is doing a good job
In 2016 the Auditor’s Annual Community Survey was translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian and Chinese – the four most spoken languages in the City of Portland other than English. The results showed that respondents to both English and translated surveys share similar rankings of City services.
After 2016, the Community Survey was discontinued
Portland's Financial Condition: Funding infrastructure should be high priority
The financial condition report focuses on the City’s financial trends over five years. The report helps decision makers to visualize the City’s course, to consider options, and make adjustments to improve the City’s long-term financial health. The audit found that Portland’s financial condition is currently stable, but there are long-term challenges to address, such as increased pension liabilities and some assets losing value faster than the City can make repairs.
2016 Community Survey: Portlanders' ratings of city livability drop to new low
This report presents the results of our 26th annual survey of Portlanders. In 2016 several new demographic questions were added, allowing for extra analysis on housing status, how long one has lived in the same residence, and disability. It also marks the first time the Community Survey was translated (into Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian and Chinese).