Below you'll find a list of comprehensive research studies currently in progress or soon-to-be launched ballot measure study committees seeking volunteers. Click on the study committee title link to learn more.
This comprehensive research study is currently in progress. While Portland enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the top bicycle-friendly cities in the nation, any plans to expand the city's network of bikeways will no doubt require addressing a number of funding, public safety and community challenges. This study committee will be charged with examining what role bicycling should play in Portland's overall transportation system, while also making recommendations to address these specific challenges. Read the study charge for more information about the scope and objectives of this study.
Local governments statewide are feeling the strain as property tax revenues fail to keep up with the cost of providing essential services, while property owners complain about rising property tax bills despite falling property values.
Several southern Oregon counties are facing bankruptcy as federal timber payments end. Multnomah County’s budget for this year marks the 12th consecutive year of service cuts. Read the study charge for more information about the scope and objectives of this study.
Should the City Club recommend a vote for or against fluoridation of the public water supply in Portland?
Proponents of fluoridation point to the health benefits of reducing cavities in children, seniors, and people of lower incomes who may be unable to afford adequate dental care. Opponents maintain that there are still doubts about the long-term effect of ingesting fluoride, and object to what they see as contamination of a very pure water system. There is only one certainty in this debate: There is a lot of passion on both sides.