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Key documents & information

Here you can find all the Charter Commission’s key documents and information. Meetings recording, summaries, and materials are available and embedded within each event in the events page.


Commission documents


Phase I documents 

Documents related to the proposal to change structure of Portland city government.

Organizing documents
  • Form of government— Subcommittee charter 
  • City Council Elections—  Subcommittee charter
  • Constitutional Requirements for Ballot Measures Memo
  • Form of government— Subcommittee charter 
  • City Council Elections—  Subcommittee charter
Reports
  • June 2022 Progress Report #6 - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • May 2022, Progress Report #5 - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Redlined charter amendments 
  • May 2022 Proposed Charter Amendments - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • April 2022,  Progress Report #4- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • March 2022 Reform Package sent to City Attorney - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • March 2022, Progress Report #3 - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • March 2022, Progress Report #2 - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • February 2022,  Progress Report #1- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
Research
  • Subcommittee memo template 
  • Form of government: research questions
  • City Council Elections: research questions 
  • Problems with our current form of government- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • Problems with our current city council elections- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • Form of government: early areas of agreement - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • City Council Elections: early areas of agreement - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • Form of government: FAQ about Portland - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • City Council Elections: FAQ about Portland - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
Community Engagement
  • Charter Commission hosted Community Listening sessions Part I report
  • Community Partner hosted Community Listening Sessions Part I report 
  • Community Partner hosted Community Listening Sessions Part II report 
  • Charter Commission hosted Community Listening sessions Part II report
  • Form of government: Community Session collective key themes - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • City Council Elections: Community Session collective key themes - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • Phase I Educational Comic - document archived to meet ORS.260.432

Phase II documents

Organizing documents
Progress reports

Proposed amendments

Community engagement


Public comments

All public comments are shared with the Charter Commission in advance of meetings. The following reports include raw public comments:


eNewsletters 

The Charter Commission sends monthly updates recapping and highlight the Commission’s work. You can sign-up to receive these emails here.

  • November 2022 Update 
  • October 2022 Update - Educational Information on Measure 26-228
  • September 2022 Update
  • September 2022 Update- Listening Sessions
  • August 2022 Update 
  • July 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • June 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #6
  • June 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Phase I final Vote
  • May 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #5 & Public Hearings
  • April 2022 Update- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #4 & Public Hearings
  • April 2022 Update- document archived to meet ORS.260.432 
  • March 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #3
  • March 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #2
  • February 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Progress Report #1
  • January 2022 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • January 2022 Update- document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Phase I Community Priority Survey Update
  • December 2021Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • November 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • October 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • October 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
    • Community Listening Sessions update
  • September 2021Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • August 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • July 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432
  • June 2021 Update - document archived to meet ORS.260.432

Media

Press Releases: 

Public Notices: 

Contact

Sofía Álvarez-Castro

Charter Commission Engagement & Communications Coordinator