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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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3.96.010 Purpose.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 189078, effective July 18, 2018.)  This chapter creates a framework by which the people of the City of Portland may effectively participate in civic affairs and work to improve the livability and character of their Neighborhoods and the City.  This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, and the responsibilities and benefits accruing thereto.  This chapter also sets out the basis for city acknowledgement of Business District Associations and the responsibilities accruing thereto.  This chapter also creates the Office of Community & Civic Life and sets out its functions, duties and responsibilities.  Nothing in this Chapter shall limit the right of any person or group to participate directly in the decision making processes of the City Council or of any City agency.