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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Code Change Storytellers

Throughout the Code Change 3.96 process, student journalists from Parkrose and David Douglas High Schools have been documenting community meetings and engagement efforts. They recently shared the story of code change through their eyes, in video and in print. As the next generation of Portlanders, their perspective about civic engagement in this city is vital.

David Douglas Video Crew

"Just what does Portland want? That's what we wanted to know. Find out exactly what the code 3.96 committee is up to and what the Office of Community and Civic Life is doing to improve the lives of Portlanders. This is a student documentary."

5-minute video documenting 3.96 Code Change.
Code Change student documentary, produced by David Douglas Video Crew.


The Bronco Blaze, Parkrose High School

"With food aromatizing the room and slinkies, squishy stress balls, and Play-Doh scattered across the tables around the room, the atmosphere was dynamic and laid-back at the Jan. 17 Committee 3.96 meeting at the Rosewood Initiative Community Center." Read More >>

To read the current City Code Chapter 3.96, please find it available here.
Thank you again for joining us on this journey. Visit for more information on the project.

Upcoming Job Postings

The Office of Community & Civic Life is excited to recruit for a number of key positions in the coming months. Following are the positions currently open:

Please also look for the following position openings later this year:

  • Supervisor I, Adapt to Impact 

What Do Community and Safety Mean to You?

Communities come together for many reasons—to heal, to call for change, to join a neighborhood clean-up, to eat popsicles. This year, Portlanders have the opportunity to come together and define what public safety means for them. Communities in other cities have followed this path, as identified in this article from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. When neighbors get to know each other, they create more connected and safer communities.  

When is National Night Out?

  • Official date of National Night Out: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th. 

  • Registration closes July 23rd, 2019. Apply here: 

Learn more at Portland's National Night Out webpage:

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Visit our online calendar featuring community, neighborhood, and events of interest to the activist community.

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