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Portland is the only large American city where council members oversee bureaus instead of a professional manager.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Portland City Hall.Mayor Ted Wheeler has announced the bureau and liaison assignments for the City Council that takes office on Jan. 1, 2021.

Portland is the only large American city where council members oversee bureaus instead of having them all supervised by professional city managers. Assigning bureaus is one of the few powers of the Portland mayor.

Two of the council members, Mingus Mapps and Carmen Rubio, will be new and have never overseen bureaus before.

As expected, Wheeler is keeping the Portland Police Bureau, even though Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has asked for it.

The assignments announced on Wednesday, Dec. 23, are as follows:

Mayor Ted Wheeler


City Budget Office

Office of Management and Finance

Office of Government Relations

Office of the City Attorney

Portland Police Bureau

Prosper Portland

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Office of Violence Prevention

Liaison responsibilities

Regional Disaster Policy Organization

A Home For Everyone (with Commissioner Ryan)

Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (with Commissioner Hardesty)

Venture Portland

Human Rights Commission

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty


Portland Bureau of Transportation

Portland Fire & Rescue

Office of Community and Civic Life

Liaison responsibilities

Portland Mall Management, Inc.

Portland Aerial Tram Board

Portland Streetcar, Inc.

Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation

Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (with Mayor Wheeler)

Public Involvement Advisory Council

Regional Disaster Policy Organization

Fair & Moral Claims Committee

New Portlanders Policy Council

Commissioner Mingus Mapps


Portland Water Bureau

Bureau of Environmental Services

Bureau of Emergency Communications

Liaison responsibilities

Travel Portland

Visitors Development Fund

BOEC User Board

Fair & Moral Claims Committee

Commissioner Carmen Rubio


Portland Parks & Recreation

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Office of Community Technology

Liaison responsibilities

Regional Arts and Culture Council

Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission

Portland Community Media

League of Cities

Metro Policy Advisory Council

Commissioner Dan Ryan


Portland Housing Bureau

Bureau of Development Services

Joint Office of Homeless Services

Liaison responsibilities

Rose Festival

Portland Children's Levy

Home Forward

Multnomah County Animal Control

Multnomah Youth Commission

Royal Rosarians

A Home For Everyone (with Mayor Wheeler)

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