Neighborhood System Ordinances and Guidelines
Below are scans of original Ordinances and neighborhood Guidelines relating to Portland's neighborhood system and Office of Neighborhood Involvement (formerly Office of Neighborhood Associations). Not all ordinances are going to be listed here, just key ones relating to the evolution of the neighborhood association system. Have not gotten 1993 and 1997 Ordinance and Guidelines updates posted yet.
The GREAT Committee (Guidelines Review, Empowerment and Assessment Taskforce) category contains an archive of the work of that committee which culminated in City Council adoption of their recommendations in July 2005.
City Council's initial enactment of City Code Title 3.96, Office of Neighborhood Associations. Includes testimony and exhibits (Code language).|
Transcript of final Council reading and discussion on Ordinance 137816, the intitial recognition of a neighborhood association system in Portland.
City Council's 2nd update of City Code Title 3.96, Office of Neighborhood Associations. Includes Code language.
Transcript of final Council reading and discussion on Ordinance 14095, replacing the original 1974 ordinance and establishing standards and procedures for the Neighborhood System.
Transciprt of first City Council reading of Ordinance 159928 approving updating City Code 3.96 and creating ONI Guidelines.
Transcript of second City Council reading of Ordinance 159928 approving update of City Code 3.96 and creating "ONI Guidelines"
"Guidelines for Neighborhood Associations, District Coalition Boards, and the Office of Neighborhood Associations", April 1987 (adopted by City Council July 29, 1987)
City Council passes update of City Code Title 3.96 and 1st edition of neighborhood Guidelines. Includes written testimony submitted and full text of guidelines and code anguage
"Guidelines for Neighborhood Associations, District Coalition(s) and the Office of Neighborhood Associations," January 1992
ONA Guidelines review committee chair Moshe Lenske's presentation to City Council
City Council passes resolution that accepts 2nd version of the ONA Guidelines. Includes written testimony and full text of guidelines.
Minutes from City Council meeting approving Resolution 35667 updating ONI Guidelines.
"Guidelines for Neigborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Neighborhood Business Associations, Communities Beyond Neighborhood Boundaries, Alternative Service Delivery Structures and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement", Adopted Jan. 7, 1998
Council Resolution #35667, includes updated ONI Guidelines and written public testimony, Jan. 7, 1998.