On October 7, 2016 Council passed a Resolution to conduct a six month pilot project to amend administrative procedures in order to increase time for public review of the City Council public meeting Agendas. For many years, the Council Agenda was not posted until 5 p.m. on Fridays for the following week's hearings. The pilot tested procedures necessary to post the Agenda by Thursday afternoon.
After receiving feedback from City employees and the Council Clerk, the Auditor and I are asking Council to modify the pilot, with a second trial period of new timing. Effective on June 21, 2016, the Council Agenda will be released by noon on Fridays. With this change, items carried over from Thursday afternoon hearings may be heard the following week, instead of being held over for two weeks.
If you would like to provide feedback on this change, please call Justine at 503-823-3008.
Many thanks to Jasmine Wadsworth on my office team, who has led our work on preparing for Council hearings for over three years. After exemplary service to the communities of Portland, Jasmine today heads to a swing state in her new job with the Democratic Party working to elect our next President. I am excited for this terrific opportunity to take her organizational and community-building skills to the national stage.