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|
Hearing Information (Hybrid, in-person & online)
Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Call: (346) 248 7799
Webinar ID: 810 5635 4648
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 Sofia.Alvarez-Castro@portlandoregon.gov 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