The Charter Reform Ballot Measure will be on Portland Voters’ Ballots Nov. 8! LWV of Portland presented a Live Zoom Webinar about the Measure in September
Watch the video from this event about how and why the Portland Charter Commission decided to recommend major reforms for Portland’s government structure and our process for electing city officials. Our panelists explained the Charter Commission’s recommended changes. Attendees were able to ask questions via the Chat feature on Zoom.
- Julia Meier, the Charter Commission Project Manager
- Charter Commissioner Candace Avalos
- Charter Commissioner Becca Uherbelau
- Charter Commissioner Melanie Billings-Yun
Video & Podcast Available by Sept. 10
The video is posted on our YouTube Channel. A link is in the post at the top of this webpage.
Major Reforms Were Discussed
- A City Administrator, supervised by the Mayor, would manage daily operations, including hiring, firing, and supervising bureau directors.
- The City Council would grow from five to twelve members, with three Councilors elected to represent each of four geographic districts.
- The Council would make laws, but no longer supervise bureaus. The Mayor may introduce laws and vote to break ties.
- City elections would use a “ranked choice voting” process that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference.
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