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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.

  • Monday, March 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Community Listening Session on Housing and Houselessness
  • Monday, April 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Community Listening Session on Economic Stabilization and Recovery
  • Saturday, April 17, 10:00am-12:00pm – Community Listening Session on Community Safety
  • Wednesday, May 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Mayor’s Proposed Budget Hearing

Participate in the Listening Sessions and Hearing

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, www.portlandoregon.gov/video, and Channel 30.

Community members 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.

Please note the theme of the listening sessions and sign-up for the session that best describes the topic of your testimony. We will reserve the last thirty minutes of each meeting for comments on any issue. The listening sessions will also include invited testimony.

Simultaneous American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the events and hearing. 

To comment: Apply to comment using this comment sign-up form by 4:00pm the day before the meeting. For Monday meetings, sign-up is due Sunday at 4:00pm. 

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. For the Saturday, April 17 meeting, you will receive an email confirmation by 8:00am with instructions on commenting by phone or internet connection. We will also email you if you are not selected in the random drawing.

Written Comments

You may also submit written comments to Council by filling out the budget comment form or by emailing BudgetComment@portlandoregon.gov


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, www.portlandoregon.gov/video, 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.

Questions and Accessibility Requests

For questions related to the events or hearing, please contact the City Budget Office at 503-823-6925 or CityBudgetOffice@portlandoregon.gov.

Simultaneous American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the events and hearing. 

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-1125, Relay: 711.

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