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

VIDEO: Election Q&A: Portland Commissioner No. 2

On April 29, we hosted a two-part discussion with candidates running for Portland's City Council, Commissioner Number 2 in the May 19 primary election.

#WeAreHereTogether – show your support with a sign

We are proud to endorse Measure 26-210 in the May primary to help end chronic homelessness in our region.

Regional Economic Toolkit combines economic research, public opinion and policy roadmap

This first edition of our greater Portland Regional Economic Toolkit represents hours of transparent process and collaboration by our members, as well as trusted research by regional experts on public opinion with DHM Research and economic data analysis by ECONorthwest.

2020 Member-Driven Policy Agenda

This policy agenda represents a six-month transparent and member-led process that included more than 150 hours of committee meetings and engagement by members of the Portland Business Alliance, community advocates, nonprofit leaders and government officials

Help shape the policy agenda for the Portland business community

Announcing new policy committees and member-driven policy agenda process.

Report takes deep look at East County economy

Annual Economic Check-up finds disparities in jobs, housing, work-life balance compared to the rest of the region.

New poll finds top concerns for Portland region voters

Homelessness, housing affordability and congestion remain top concerns; Shift in views on city governance and climate change

Unreinforced masonry update

For more than a year, the Alliance has been closely monitoring the city’s process to develop a mandate to retrofit unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. In June, the Alliance largely supported a resolution passed by city council that outlined the various class requirements and retrofit timelines.

Mayor meets with downtown businesses to talk livability

Representatives of the Portland business community packed Portland City Council chambers on Nov. 21 to hear from elected leaders and local officials about growing livability issues and plans to address the impacts.

City decides on filtration plan to treat cryptosporidium

Earlier this year, a bacteria known as cryptosporidium was found in several water samples from Portland’s main water resource, the Bull Run Watershed.

City explores cryptosporidium treatment options

Earlier this year, a bacteria known as cryptosporidium was found in several water samples from Portland’s main water resource, the Bull Run Watershed.

Alliance comments on Portland police chief search

The Alliance sent a letter to Mayor Wheeler about the search for a new police chief of the Portland Police Bureau.

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.


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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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