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Charter Commission September 2022 Update


Charter Commission August 2022 Update


Judge clears Portland charter proposal for November ballot, requires wording changes

Portland voters will consider a proposal that includes ranked choice voting, geographic districts, expanded city council and professional city administrator.

Press release

Public Notice: Charter Commission Public Hearings

Public notice

City Council appoints Angela Jones to fill vacancy on Portland Charter Commission

Angela Jones works in advertising, lives in East Portland and owns The Big Legrowlski, a bar and music venue. She joins the 20-member Charter Commission to evaluate how local government works.


City seeks engagement and communications coordinator for Portland Charter Commission

Working with community based organizations, the Charter Commission will engage with a diverse cross-section of Portlanders to hear how local government can work for them.

Blog post

City of Portland selects Charter Commission facilitator

Alison Brown of JLA Public Involvement will guide the work of the 20-member commission, charged with reviewing Portland's founding documents and recommending changes.

News article

Portland Charter Commission Seeks Facilitator

Charter Commission project manager encourages firms, teams and individuals interested in working with the next Charter Commission to apply to this unique opportunity by Jan. 5.

News article

City Council Formally Appoints 20 Community Leaders to Charter Commission

"Positive change never emerges from comfort with the status quo," said Charter Commissioner Melanie Billings-Yun. "This is an opportunity to make Portland a city that truly works."

Updated News article

City Council poised to appoint 20 community leaders to Portland Charter Commission

Charter Commission will evaluate Portland’s founding document, recommend changes to the way the City works.

News article