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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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Background & Resources

Public Administrators and Citizens: What Should the Relationship Be?

Published by the Kettering Foundation in January 2007, this report is intended for public administrators, especially those practicing public participation, and elected officials.

Portland's Neighborhood Associations: Part I History

This research prepared by the League of Women Voters of Portland Education Fund in October 2005 outlines the history of neighborhood associations in Portland since the 1960s

Portland's Neighborhood Associations: Part II: How Portland's Neighborhood Program Works Today

Published October 2006, this report by the League of Women Voters examines Portland's 30-year neighborhood system in numerous areas including participation, relationships, structure, and funding.

League of Women Voters Survey of Neighborhood Associations

This 7-pg report, produced in June 2006, documents the results from 30 neighborhood associations in areas from its member composition to its functions and accomplishments.

Report and Recommendations of the Task Force of Neighborhood Involvement

This is the final report of the Task Force of Neighborhood Involvement, a 25-member committee created in 1995 to "assess the structure, effectiveness, funding needs, and distribution of the citizen involvement system"

Report from the Directors of Portland's District Coalitions

Written for Mayor Potter when he first took office in Jan. 2005, this 9-page report highlights the perspectives & recommendations of Portland's district coalition directors.

Link to Public Involvement Taskforce

Taskforce that worked on public involvement issues from 2003-2004