Charter Commission Public Hearing #4 (In-person)

Public Hearing
Info on 5/22/22 in-person hearing
12:00 pm 3:00 pm

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 (In-person only)

This hearing was held in-person at the Rosewood Initiative. Community members had the opportunity to testify in-person.

Portland Charter Commission May Public Hearing Presentation(467.7 Kb)

Recording, English:

Recording, Español:


12:00 - 12:30 p.m.Welcome, opening remarks, & Charter Review presentation
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.Public Testimony
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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