2.16.090 Adequate Funds.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 189881 and 190598, effective December 10, 2021.) 

  1. If the Director determines that the amount deposited in the Fund will be insufficient at any point during the Election Cycle, the Director shall request the additional amount the Director estimates will be necessary from the City Council, subject to the annual appropriation limit detailed in Section 2.16.020.
  2. If the total amount available for distribution in the Fund is insufficient to meet the allocations required by this Chapter, the Director must reduce City Matching Fundsto a certified candidate by the same percentage of the total City Matching Funds or the total  City Matching Funds cap. The Portland Elections Commission may determine whether the Director may reduce the match rate or City Matching Funds cap in different amounts for different Covered Offices in order to minimize the impact of the reduction on Participating Candidates who are facing Non-Participating Candidates.
  3. If the match rate or the City Matching Funds cap is reduced, the Director may increase the amount each donor may give each Candidate in the primary election, general election, special nominating election, or special runoff election from $250 to up to $500.