Charter Commission Public Hearing #3 (Hybrid)

Public Hearing
Info on 5/17/22 hybrid hearing (online & in-person)
6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Available Online

Charter Commission Public Hearings

On March 31, 2022, the Charter Commission preliminarily agreed on a package of reforms to advance to voters. All 20 Charter Commission members supported the package, which would recommend three major changes:

  • Allowing voters to rank candidates in order of their preference, using ranked choice voting
  • Four new geographic districts with three members elected to represent each district, expanding the city council to a total of 12 members
  • A city council that focuses on setting policy and a mayor elected citywide to run the city’s day-to-day operations, with the help of a professional city administrator

The Charter Commission wants to hear from you and has scheduled four public hearings in May, learn more here

Sign-up to testify at the May 17th hearing

Community members will be given 3-minutes to share their thoughts. If you would like to give testimony, we ask that you sign-up in advanced using this FORM


6:00 - 6:30 p.m.Welcome, opening remarks, & Charter Review presentation
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.Public Testimony
9:00 p.m. Adjourn

Hearing Information (Hybrid, in-person & online)

Join In-person:

Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Join online:

Via computer: 

Zoom Link
Passcode:  738326

Via phone:

Call: (346) 248 7799
Webinar ID: 810 5635 4648
Passcode: 738326

The following commands can be entered  using your phone's dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:

  • *6 - Toggle mute/unmute
  • *9 - Raise/lower hand

Interpretation: We will have Spanish, ASL, Somali, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese interpretation at our public hearings. You can give testimony in any language you prefer.

Accommodations: If you need a disability, cultural, or other accommodation to fully participate please contact Sofia Alvarez-Castro at or at 503-865-6818

Can't join a hearing?

 No worries! You can ALWAYS submit comments via a variety of methods. The public comment period for the phase I proposed package of reforms closes at 5:00pm on Monday, May 30th


Sofía Álvarez-Castro

Engagement & Communications Coordinator