Livability & Public Safety

The Portland Business Alliance and Downtown Clean & Safe provide leadership in maintaining the appearance, safety and function of the Central City to keep it clean, safe and attractive for everyone. 


Latest Activity

City and county approve budgets

The city and county each approved budgets for the 2017-2018 fiscal years.

Statement on protests

The Alliance supports the right to peaceful civic engagement, but the safety and welfare of the community, including residents, visitors, businesses and employees must not be compromised.

Alliance advocates for more tools to manage illegal behavior in North Park Blocks

In addition to finding safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside, the Alliance is urging for more tools to address illegal behavior.

Alliance weighs in on increased noise code regulations in employment areas

The city of Portland convened a Noise Code Task Force to look at the possibility of greater regulatory authority around construction equipment as it pertains to the noise code and noise code regulations in employment “EX” zones.

Alliance urges for restoration of Illegal Drug Impact Areas

The Alliance is urging Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District Attorney Rod Underhill to restore the Illegal Drug Impact Areas (IDIA) program, which created a coordinated approach to police enforcement and county prosecution on lower-level street crimes in designated areas.

Alliance calls for solutions to homelessness, street livability

The Alliance is urging Mayor Charlie Hales and members of Portland City Council to find safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside and to prioritize the safety, cleanliness and livability of our city’s public spaces.


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As a member there are many ways to get involved in the Alliance, whether you are a young professional, a small business owner, a major employer or a person who simply wants to lend a hand.
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economic reports

As part of the Value of Jobs Coalition, the Alliance has a vision for the Portland region: To create a prosperous, healthy community with a good quality of life for everyone. This starts with more private-sector jobs. A series of reports by the coalition shows why family-wage, private-sector job creation must be a regional priority.
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