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Service Areas in the Budget

 

The budget is divided into seven service areas. Each city bureau, office or program falls into one of the service areas. When you look at the City's budget, it helps to know in which service area the program you are interested in is found.  The service areas are constant in the operating budgets (Volume 1) and in the capital budgets (Volume 2) of the City of Portland budget documents.  Here is a listing of the service areas and their component bureaus, including common acronyms and abbreviations.
 
Public Safety:
  1. Emergency Communications (BOEC)
  2. Fire & Police Disability & Retirement (FPD&R)
  3. Police (PPB)
  4. Fire & Rescue (PF&R)
  5. Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM)
Parks, Recreation & Culture:
  1. Parks & Recreation (PPR)
Public Utilities:
  1. Environmental Services (BES)
  2. Water Bureau (PWB)
Community Development:
  1. Development Services (BDS)
  2. Housing (PHB)
  3. Planning and Sustainability (BPS)
  4. Neighborhood Involvement (ONI)
  5. Portland Development Commission (PDC)
  6. Equity & Human Rights (OEHR)
Transportation & Parking:
  1. Transportation (PBOT)

Elected Officials Service Area:

  1. Office of the City Auditor
  2. Office of the Mayor
  3. Commissioner of Public Affairs
  4. Commissioner of Public Safety
  5. Commissioner of Public Utilities
  6. Commissioner of Public Works
City Support Services:
  1. City Attorney
  2. Government Relations (OGR)
  3. Management & Finance (OMF)
  • Human Resources (BHR)
  • Internal Business Services (BIBS)
  • Revenue & Financial Services (BRFS)
  • Technology Services (BTS)
  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
  • Citywide Projects

 

4. Special Appropriations