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The City of Portland, Oregon

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City Code Title 3.96

Since 1974 Portland City Council has set minimum standards to guide Portland's neighborhood system.  City Code Title 3.96 is the authorizing language for Portland's neighborhood system and directs the Office of Neighborhood Involvement to develop Standards which are the regulations for Neighborhood Associations, Business District Associations and District Coalitions to follow in order to be recognized (or acknowledged in the case of Business Associations) by the City's Office of Neighborhood Involvement. 

Historical archive related to City Code 3.96

Original Ordinances and neighborhood Guidelines relating to Portland's neighborhood system and Office of Neighborhood Involvement (formerly Office of Neighborhood Associations).

City Code Title 3.96

Link to Auditor's webpage for City Code Title 3.96, Office of Neighborhood Involvement

Ordinance for City Code 3.96

Ordinance 179418 for City Code Title 3.96 adopted by Council on July 13, 2005