PORTLAND, Ore. — After a year of work by 20 resident volunteers, the Portland Charter Review Commission voted unanimously on proposals to reform city government.
Portland is one of the last cities in the country to use a Mayor and Commissioner style of government. Thursday night’s meeting advances three major changes:
More than 6,000 residents have weighed in over the past year through public comment, surveys and community discussions. Many of them indicated they want changes to what’s looked at as an inefficient and ineffective form of government.
The city attorney’s office will draft the charter amendments. The commission will release them in May and allow more feedback from the public. The final vote by the Charter Review Commission will happen in mid-June. Portlanders can vote on the proposed changes in the November 8th, 2022 general election.