City’s 2013 State and Federal Legislative Agendas
2013 State Legislative Agenda FINAL REPORT Now Available
2013 Federal Legislative Agenda FINAL REPORT Now Available
Thanks to all the community members who participated in the two Community Engagement Input Sessions on August 6, 2012 and September 27, 2012 and who took time to submit online suggestions. The input sessions and online submissions provided an opportunity for public input for City Council consideration prior to the development of the City’s 2013 State and Federal Legislative Agendas. We heard a wide range of topics impacting Portland's many communities and neighborhoods. Below you will find summaries from the two input sessions and online submissions. We also appreciate the almost 200 people who participated in the Legislative Advocacy 101 workshop on January 8, 2013. Our deepest appreciation to Senator Ginny Burdick, Representative Lew Frederick and our community panelists for sharing their insights into the legislative process and the tips on how to be an effective community advocate.
Questions about specific legislative items?
How to reach the Mayor and City Commissioners
If you have questions about any legislative item contained in these legislative agendas, please contact City Council offices using this link, which has contact information for City Council offices (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on right side of page): http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm.
More information on Oregon's State Legislative Assembly at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/
Examples of how community input made a difference
Community input helped influence the choices City Council made in shaping the City's Legislative Agenda in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
See examples of bills passed and bills in committee upon adjournment during the 2011 session representing legislative issues community members raised during input sessions in the summer and fall of 2010. Examples of bills addressed themes including economic development, education, energy, environment, housing, land use, public safety, transportation and emergency communication.
2013 Legislative Agenda
Community input on the City of Portland's State and Federal Legislative Agendas
Summary of issues raised by community members at two Community Engagement Listening Session and from online comments on the City's State and Federal legislative agendas. Participants were asked to vote on their top three priorities. About 120 people participated. The final legislative agendas will not be adopted till after the new Council considers and approves an agenda in January 2013.
Community Input Session - August 6, 2012
Community Input Session - September 27, 2012
Online submissions - July 23, 2012 through September 2012
Information on Past Sessions
Community Town Hall listening sessions were held the past three years to provide the public an opportunity to preview and provide input early-on regarding the draft 2011, 2012 and later this winter the 2013 State Legislative Agendas before City Council adoption. Mayor Adams and Commissioner Amanda Fritz deeply appreciated and considered the input given. This community feedback was critical and instrumental in helping create the City’s draft State Legislative Agendas.
Below are links to documents from these events as well as the City's Legislative Agendas for each year.
FINAL report on City of Portland 2012 State Legislative agenda
2012 State Legislative Agenda
2012 Federal Legislative Agenda
Community input on State and Federal legislative agendas
Below is a summary of issues raised by community members at the November 10, 2011 listening session that were reviewed and considered when developing the final draft federal and state legislative agendas for the City of Portland.
FINAL report on City of Portland 2011 State Legislative agenda
Background information on 2011 State Legislative session:
FINAL Executive Summary for the City of Portland's 2011 State Legislative Agenda for the session to begin January 2011.
FINAL 2011 Legislative Packet for City of Portland for State Legislative session to begin January 2011.
Summary of issues raised by community members at the August 2, 2010 listening session and from online submissions after the meeting was conducted. Participants were asked to vote on their top three priorities.
Participants previewed the City's Draft 2011 State Legislative Agenda and participated in a discussion and provided comments to Mayor Adams and Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
Materials from Past Advocacy 101 workshops
More information on past legislative sessions:
For more information:
Office of Governmental Relations
Office of Neighborhood Involvement