As used in this Chapter the following terms have the meanings given them in
A. Neighborhood: A geographically contiguous self-selected
B. Neighborhood Association: An autonomous organization
formed by people for the purpose of considering and acting on issues affecting
the livability and quality of their Neighborhood, formally recognized by the
Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and subject to Chapter 3.96.
C. District Coalition: An organization which supports
participation services for Neighborhood Associations and everyone within a
geographically defined area, and is subject to Chapter 3.96.
1. Non-Profit District Coalition: An independent
non-profit corporation directed by a board which is primarily composed of
representatives from its member Neighborhood Associations.
2. City--Staffed District Coalition: An office partially
or fully staffed by City personnel to provide neighborhood services as advised
by the participating Neighborhood Associations.
D. Business District Association: An autonomous non-profit
organization with membership guidelines in its bylaws formed by people in
business within a defined geographic boundary for the purpose of promoting the
general well-being of their business community. A Business District Association
is subject to Chapter 3.96.
E. Office of Neighborhood Involvement: An agency of the City
of Portland, whose purpose is to facilitate citizen participation and improve
communication among citizens, Neighborhood Associations, non-profit District
Coalitions/City-staffed District Coalitions, City agencies, and other entities.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement is subject to these Standards.
F. City agency: Includes all departments, bureaus, offices,
boards and commissions of the City of Portland.
G. Standards: Regulations adopted by City Council that
govern Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District
Associations and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.