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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Designing your PI Process

City of Portland Outreach & Involvement Handbook

This handbook was first developed in 1995 to help City staff think about, plan and carry out citizen involvement efforts.

City of Portland Public Involvement Toolkit (BIP 9)

This toolkit assist city staff in identifying the level of public involvement needed for a project. A corresponding chart of public involvement methods and tools for each level of involvement is included.

Civic Participation in California

Includes numerous toolkits, tips and case studies on how local governments in California are engaging the entire community in civic participation. For original website, visit:

EPA's Seven Steps for Effective Public Involvement.

Seven steps that present easy-to-use information from the Environmental Protection Agency

Public Participation Process Planning

Environmental Protection Agency guide to help plan your public involvement process

Summary of Article: Managing organizational change in the public sector

Summary of 2006 article by Fernandez and Rainey