Accountability & Transparency

LWVPDX Comments to Multnomah County Commission supporting the transparency and campaign finance reform proposals in Commissioner Beason’s Good Government Budget Package -May 2024

Letter to the Portland City Council supporting a Transparency Advocate Charter Amendment, February 22, 2023

Oral Communications Testimony to the City Council, advocating for allowing public testimony about reports presented to the Council, November 2021.

Joint letter to the Oregon Senate Rules committee, co-signed by LWV of Portland with ACLU of Oregon, Open Oregon, and the Society of Professional Journalists-Oregon, expressing strong support for transparency in public records and a well functioning state Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC), November 2021.

LWV Memo with Comments to the Charter Review Commission supporting their consideration of adding a Transparency Advocate and Transparency Commission to the City Charter, June 2021

LWV Letter to City Council regarding the OIR Report on Officer Involved Shootings and Deaths in Custody, September 2020

LWV Letter to Judge Michael Simon re U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement and continuing oversight by the Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing and public involvement, February 2020

LWV Letter to City Council regarding Joint Terrorism Annual Report and allowing public comments, January 2020

LWV Letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler, Police Chief Jami Resch, and City Council re Prohibition on Oral Testimony about the Joint Terrorism Task Force Annual Report, January 2020

LWV Letter to City Council on Public Involvement in the Process Leading to Negotiations on Portland Police Association Contract, December 2019

LWV letter to IRS regarding reporting requirements for large contributions to politically active non-profits and “dark money” influence on campaigns, December 2019

LWV Comments on Process for Changing the City of Portland Civic Engagement Code Chapter 3.96 November 2019

LWV Testimony on Portland Police Bureau Community Engagement Plan October 2019

LWV Letter on Public Involvement in the Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations July 2019

LWV Letter on Public Involvement with the Code 3.96 Committee on Neighborhood Associations July 2019

LWV Memorandum on Community Involvement in the City’s Procurement and Contracting Process May 2019

LWV Testimony at Fairness Hearing on US Dept of Justice Settlement Agreement April 2018

LWV Testimony on Advisory Committees Oct 2017

LWV Testimony on Advisory Committees May 2017

LWV on Auditor Charter Amendment Jan 2017

LWV on Auditor’s Budget May 2016

LWV Testimony on Political Consultants Apr 2016

LWV Testimony on Regulation of Lobbyists Apr 2016




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