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City of Portland Public Budget Hearings

The City of Portland invites you to the following public meetings about the annual budget. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to receive testimony from community members regarding the citywide budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Townhall Budget Forum

Topic:  Public Testimony by Lottery

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  IRCO Main Office – Gym

10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220

Transit:  MAX Red Line, MAX Blue Line, Bus Line 15, Bus Line 19, Bus Line 25


Community Work Session with Open Public Testimony

Topics:  Invited Testimony on Chronic Homelessness to Permanent Supportive Housing and Open Public Testimony by Lottery

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  Portland Community College Cascade Campus – Student Union, Room 220

705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Transit:  MAX Yellow Line, Bus Line 44, Bus Line 4, Bus Line 72


Community Work Session

Topics:  Invited Testimony and Discussion on Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  David Douglas High School – North Cafeteria

1001 SE 135th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233

Transit:  Bus Line 20, Bus Line 2

Note regarding April 9 Community Work Session: 

Community members are welcome to watch/listen in-person or online at YouTube channel eGov PDX.

Please also provide opinions and insight to the City online.

There will be no public testimony at this event; comment cards will be available.


Public Hearing on City of Portland and Prosper Portland Proposed Budgets

Topic:  Public Testimony on the Mayor’s Proposed Budget

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  World Trade Center – Building 2, Bridge Level, Auditorium

121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204

Transit: MAX Blue Line, MAX Yellow Line 


Testimony tickets will be available an hour prior to start time. They will be drawn at random throughout the course of the event. Each speaker will have two minutes to address the council.


Please see these links for details about the budget process and for other ways to make your voice heard:

FY 2019-20 Budget Documents

Get Involved in the City’s Budget Process

Budget Testimony Tips


Earlier Event: April 2
Career Connections Job Fair
Later Event: April 4
Neighbors for Clean Air Fundraiser