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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)

Our Goals
  • To increase citizen involvement in the management of the City's resources;
  • To gain an understanding of City bureaus and the relationship between those bureaus and the needs of the individuals who access the services of city bureaus;
  • To provide recommendations to bureaus regarding goals, priorities, policies and budgets.
Our Role
  • To recommend policy direction for ONI and the city council by:
    • identifying and discussing ONI policies, as well as citywide issues;
    • identifying and discussing activities and projects in which ONI is involved;
    • reviewing current service levels and determining if they should be continued or changed, including the allocation of limited resources and program cuts.
  • To contribute to the presentation of a budget that is responsive to citizen needs by:
    • identifying the ONI's objectives and prioritizing budget items that needs funding;
    • obtaining citizen input about budget and policy items through review of citizen surveys and meeting;
    • establishing and representing the community's priorities for ONI;
    • reviewing the current budget to determine if expenses and income levels are over or under the budgeted amounts.
  • To increase citizen access to the ONI budget process by:
    • increasing citizen participation in the management of city resources;
    • providing a strong communication link between the citizens and elected officials and their staffs.
Meeting Schedule:
The ONI Bureau Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 5:30pm. From February through October the meetings take place at City Hall Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR 97204. During budget season from November through January the meetings are typically next door at Portland Building Room C, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97201. During this time the meetings are longer and additional meetings are added. View the ONI Budget Page for more information.
Equity Funding Formula and Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Expansion Project
In Summer/Fall 2014 the Bureau Advisory Committee is focusing attention on these two key priority areas. View more information on project goals, supporting documents and notes.

BAC Overview for New Members

Overview document providing bureau mission/goals/values and general expectations for members to participate in the ONI Bureau Advisory Committee

ONI Budget Info

ONI BAC focuses on budget development generally from November through February. Agendas, notes and meeting materials are available online.

BAC Summary Notes

Summary Notes of the Bureau Advisory Committee