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The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Article 2 Initiative, Referendum and Recall

City Charter Article

Section 3-201 Exercise of Rights.

The initiative, referendum and recall shall be exercised within the City of Portland in the manner provided by the Constitution and general laws of the State, and ordinances of the City of Portland, enacted in pursuance thereof. [May 3, 1913, part of new sec. 56; rev. 1914, sec. 19; 1928 pub., sec. 19; 1942 recod., sec. 3-201.]

Section 3-202 Effective Date of Measures.

Charter amendments, ordinances or measures adopted by the electors of the City under the initiative or approved by the electors of the City when submitted under the referendum shall take effect at the time fixed therein if such time occurs after the vote thereon; if no such time is designated therein, at the day of the adoption. [May 3, 1913, part of new sec. 27; rev. 1914, sec. 49; 1928 pub., sec. 49; 1942 recod., sec. 3-202; am. Nov. 6, 1962.]

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