We aim to list all reporting-based stories on Code Change 3.96 from reputable publications, and a selection of opinion pieces aligned with the views expressed on this site. We do not endorse every aspect of what is presented here, nor do we commit to listing everything published on the topic.
Newest items at the top; especially noteworthy pieces in bold; (a few annotations in italics/parentheses).
- Rachel Monahan: “Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Threatens Colleagues at City Hall With Political Consequences If They Don’t Support Her Plan to Weaken Neighborhood Associations: ‘This will get uglier,’ she warns in an email,” Willamette Week, 9/18/19.
- Bill Gallagher: “Portland civic engagement changes spark neighborhood debate,” Portland Tribune, 9/11/19.
- Bill Gallagher: “Civic War at City Hall,” Portland Tribune, 9/2/19.
- Midge Pierce: “NAs Vow to Keep Portland Neighborly” and Don MacGillivray: “History of Neighborhood Associations,” Southeast Examiner, 9/1/19.
(Mentions this website)
- Leslie Hammond: “Civic Engagement Summit Hugely Successful” and “Keep Portland Neighborly,” Southwest Neighborhoods News, September 2019
- Gordon Friedman: “Eudaly, staffers bungled efforts to change Portland neighborhood association rules, emails show,” Oregonian, 8/9/19.
(First reporting of Oregonian open records inquiry)
- Jim Redden: “Your City Hall: Survey gives public chance to air views on city code revamp,” Portland Tribune, 8/6/19.
- Editorial: “City should make room for new voices without muting neighborhoods,” Oregonian, 8/4/19.
- Saundra Sorensen: “Portland Moves Focus Away from Neighborhood Associations,” The Skanner, 8/1/19.
- Allan Classen: “Handwriting on the Wall: City campaign against neighborhood associations finally awakens activists across city,” NW Examiner, August 2019.
- Michael Mehaffy: “Opinion: Civic life ‘improvements’ an assault on neighborhood association system,” Oregonian, 7/24/19.
- Gordon Friedman: “Neighborhood associations agonize as Portland moves to purge them from code,” Oregonian, 7/22/19.
- Final Code Change Committee meeting TV coverage: KATU broadcast, KOIN broadcast, 7/18/19.
- Katy Wolf, Suk Rhee, etc.: “Big changes for Portland’s neighborhood system,” Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7/18/19.
- Gordon Friedman: “Emotions flare as Portland, long friendly to neighborhoods, weighs gutting their powers,” Oregonian, 7/10/19.
- Jim Redden: “Controversial public engagement committee to meet Thursday,” Portland Tribune, 7/13/19.
- Allen Classen: “What’s Wrong With Portland ,” Northwest Examiner, July 2019.
- Susan King: “Opinion: City should recognize value of neighborhood associations,” Oregonian, 7/10/19.
- Gordon Friedman: “Portland leader defends push to end neighborhoods’ ‘devastating’ special influence, Oregonian, 7/12/19.
(covers Suk Rhee’s City Club talk)
- Jim Redden: “Your City Hall: Civic Life bureau rewriting its rules for operations,” Portland Tribune, 7/2/19.
- Gordon Friedman: “Emotions flare as Portland, long friendly to neighborhoods, weighs gutting their powers,” Oregonian, 7/2/19.
- Midge Pierce: “Associations May Go Dark Under New Code,” Southeast Examiner, July 2019.
June 2019 and earlier
- Michael Mehaffy: Opinion: “Portland Throwing its Pioneering Neighborhood System Under the Bus,” Planetizen, 1/28/19
- Think Out Loud “Portland Bureau Rebrands Itself,” Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 8/27/18.
- Midge Pierce: “Potential Seismic Shift Comes to SEUL with New Leadership,” Southeast Examiner, October 2, 2017.
- Brad Schmidt: Audit finds problems inside Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement,” Oregonian, 11/16/16.
(Covers the 2016 Auditor’s report on Office of Community & Civic Life, then known by a different name.)