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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Amanda Fritz Next Up at City Council

Welcome to "Next Up at City Council"

 

Here, you can preview issues and decisions that will be before the Council in the coming week. 

 

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***This week's agenda is here.*** 

 

Click on the agenda link above, to find links to each item with more details.  Please comment to all members of the Council before and/or at the hearing.

 

***List of Future Agenda items here***

 

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My team in my office spends most of Monday and Tuesday scouring out details in contracts and other items on the Council Agenda.  At some point, I hope to have more time to write up what we find and what happened at the meetings.  For now, our focus is on learning about and improving the internal information system for Agenda items.

 

 

Next Up at City Council gives you easy access to facts about important issues coming up at the next City Council meeting, and details about proposals coming from my bureaus and offices.  The purpose is to share information you can use to reach your own opinions about topics on the Council Agenda, from Big Picture issues to nitty-gritty contract and Code language details. Comment here.  Visit every week for updated information. City Council meets every Wednesday, and often on Thursday afternoons, too.

 

Share your comments, thoughts, and suggestions with me when important decisions are made - all comments are delivered to the staff person working on your issue.

 

Comments submitted from this page will be forwarded to the City Auditor to be part of the Official Record of the hearings, and will be distributed by the Council Clerk to all members of the Council.  

 

If you're interested in discussing issues, check the Blog page of my site to see if the subject is open for conversation, and use the Contact form to suggest new topics. 

 

Here are my Testimony Tips, written after seven years' service on the Portland Planning Commission, listening to citizen comments and often advocating at City Council myself. 

 

To sign up to use one of the five Citizen Communications slots on Wednesday morning, where anyone may address the City Council for three minutes on any topic not on the Agenda, contact Karla Moore-Love, Council Clerk, by 4 p.m. on the Thursday of the week before.  Send a written request (e-mail is fine) with your name, address, and a brief title for your comments.  Note, it is generally more effective to talk with Council members' staff before testifying under Citizen Communications, as sometimes your issue may be resolved better with a collaborative approach.

 

 

 
Look at the full Council agenda posted every Friday