In this chapter:
A. "Administrative act" means an action, failure to act, omission,
decision, recommendation, practice, policy or procedure.
B. "Agent or agency" includes any bureau, office, institution,
corporation, authority, board, commission, committee of the city, and any
officer, employee, or member of the foregoing entities acting or purporting to
act in the exercise of their official duties. EXCEPTING: elected officials and
their personal staff.
C. "City Auditor" refers to the elected City Auditor.
D. "City" refers to the City of Portland.
E. "City Council" refers to the City’s legislative body comprised of
five elected officials, the Mayor, and four City Commissioners.
F. "Ombudsman" means the public official appointed by the City Auditor to
receive and investigate citizen complaints against administrative acts of City
G. "Person" means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company,
partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust,
organization, and/or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer, or employee
of any of them;
H. "Record" means all records, documents, books, papers, files,
photographs, microfilms, sound recordings, video recordings, magnetic storage
media, computer data and all other materials, regardless of physical form or
characteristics, created, generated, recorded, received, possessed or controlled
by or on behalf of any agency.
I. "State" refers to the State of Oregon.