City of Portland Auditor's Office

Portland has had a City Auditor since 1868, and the position has been elected by voters since 1891. As the sixth elected official in Portland’s government, the Auditor is functionally independent of City Council and accountable only to the public. The mission of the Auditor’s Office is to promote open and accountable government by providing independent and impartial reviews, access to public information, and services for City government and the public.