Archival records for proceedings of Guidelines Review, Empowerment, and Assessment Taskforce (GREAT)
The citizen-led committee, Guidelines Review Empowerment and Assessment Taskforce (GREAT) completed its final draft of proposed update of rules governing Portland's Neighborhood and Business Association system and submitted them to City Council for adoption in the spring of 2005. City Council adopted two documents: City Code Title 3.96, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, as well as the Guidelines to be called Standards - for the neighborhood system.
The GREAT Taskforce met from April 2001 to August 2004 methodically reviewing, updating and matching two documents: first, City Code Title 3.96, the authorizing language for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, which has not been reviewed since 1987; then the Guidelines, which detail the functions, responsibilities and benefits of Portland's neighborhood system including 95 Neighborhood Associations, 7 District Coalitions, 40 Business Associations and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, which was last updated in 1997.
The archives include:
Summary of public comment: Summary of public comment on proposed language as well as early input.
Document library : Previous and proposed language for ONI Guidelines/Standards and City Code 3.96 developed by this committee.
How GREAT committee is organized: Authorization for review and revising Guidelines/Standards and organizational structure of the GREAT committee
Who is on GREAT : List of appointed GREAT committee members and contact info.
Progress updates on GREAT : Updates and overview of key issues and topics discussed by GREAT committee through its four year existence.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes : Bi-monthly meeting agendas and minutes for GREAT, 2001-2004.
Public Involvement Plan : Public involvement plan for ONI Guidelines/Standards and City Code 3.96 public comment period outreach.
What is GREAT - Guidelines Review, Empowerment and Assessment Team?
A committee of neighborhood leaders ,the Guidelines, Review, Empowerment, and Assessment Taskforce (GREAT) - are nearing the completion of the most recent review and updating of the Guidelines. The Guidelines outline the structure and representation for this commitee.
Committee participants are charged with recommending to the Commissioner-in-charge suggested changes, revisions, additions, and/or deletions to the Guidelines . Recommendations for Guidelines changes will be submitted to City Council for final approval after an extensive public comment period and outreach to neighborhood and business associations.
GREAT members are from Neighborhood and Business Associations, District Coalitions, Communities Beyond Neighborhood Boundaries and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. They have identified and discussed organizational policies that impact an individual's access to Portland's neighborhood system, the operation of the Associations and Coalitions, and their relationships with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Who is affected by the Guidelines?The Guidelines apply to Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations, Communities Beyond Neighborhood Boundaries, Alternative Service Delivery Structures (or the City-administered offices in North and East Portland), and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
For questions or for more information
Please contact: Brian Hoop, Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-3075, email@example.com