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

Hearing Information (Hybrid, in-person & online)

This hearing was held in-person at the Portland Building & virtually via Zoom. Community members could testify in-person and virtually. 

Portland Charter Commission May Public Hearing Presentation(467.7 Kb)

Recording, English:

 Recording, Español:


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

Can't join a hearing?

 No worries! You can 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

Charter Commission Engagement & Communications Coordinator