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Want to know how the Portland Police Bureau serves people who have disabilities? Police officers from the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and members of the BHU Advisory Committee will present, followed by a public dialogue. ...more

With Election Day on Tuesday, we're getting some last minute questions. Call us at 800-452-1694 if you have problems with voting because of your disability. ...more

DRO is gearing up for the November 4 General Election by offering trainings, publications and general information. Check back here for updates. ...more

The City of Portland is hiring a Compliance Officer and Community Liaison to monitor the Portland Police Bureau's use of force. Interviews for the 3 candidates are open to the public and will take place this Monday, September 29. ...more

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Public Utility Commission Emergency Medical Certificates

Does someone in your household require ongoing medical care? Are you worried your electric, natural gas or telephone service might be discontinued? The PUC's Emergency Medical Certificate Program can help.

If you are, you should know Oregon’s regulated utilities offer a program to allow special payment arrangements to avoid having your telephone, electric and gas service from being shut off if you fall behind on paying your bills.  It’s known as the Emergency Medical Certificate Program.  The purpose of the program is to allow customers who are under a doctor’s care more lenient time payment arrangements.  This allows the customer to get caught up and allows a utility to collect on the debt.

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