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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Budget Office

Budget Events

City Council is listening! Join the community and City Council for virtual events focused on the City of Portland budget.


Community Budget Virtual Listening Sessions on the Fall Budget Monitoring Process

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Participate in the Listening Sessions

City Council is meeting to listen to the community’s comments on the budget. Comments will be given by electronic communication (internet connection or telephone). The meeting is available to the community on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDX,, and Channel 30.

Individuals will have two minutes to comment. There may be more people who apply to comment than time will allow. In this case, we will select applicants by random drawing.

To apply to comment: Applications were due at 4:00pm the day before the meeting.

If you are chosen in the random drawing, you will receive an email confirmation on the day of the meeting by 12:00pm with instructions on commenting by phone or internet connection. We will also email you if you are not selected.

The community can always submit written comments to Council by filling out the online form or by emailing

Learn more about the Fall Budget Monitoring Process in the Fall BMP Infographic , Fall BMP Frequently Asked Questions, and Fall BMP Bureau Submissions.

Police Budget Listening Session

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Participate in the Listening Session

Learn about the Police budget and the Fall Budget Monitoring Process and let the City Commissioners know what you think the City’s budget priorities should be. Please send questions by Monday, September, 28, 2020 at noon to so City officials can prepare detailed responses.

Learn more on the Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing page.

Notice of Public Hearing on City of Portland Property Tax Measure

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 2:00pm

The City of Portland has placed a property tax measure on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. It is Ballot Measure 26-213, “Restore recreation programs, parks, nature, water through five-year levy”

The Multnomah County Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on this measure on October 1 at 2:00 pm. It will be held virtually in conformance ORS 192.672. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the measure with the Portland City Council.

The ballot measure can be reviewed at

Participate in the Hearing

Anyone wishing to testify on this measure at this hearing can submit written comments or questions to Craig Gibons, Commission Executive Director at

Note on Electronic Meetings

Under Portland City Code and state law, the City Council is holding these meetings electronically. All members of City Council are attending remotely by internet connection or telephone. The City provides several options for the public to listen to the audio broadcast of this meeting. The meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDX,, and Channel 30.

The Council is taking these steps as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit in-person contact and promote physical distancing. The pandemic is an emergency that threatens the public health, safety and welfare which requires us to meet remotely by electronic communications. Thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we manage through this difficult situation.

For questions, please contact the City Budget Office at 503-823-6925 or

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