Portland voters will consider a proposal that includes ranked choice voting, geographic districts, expanded city council and professional city administrator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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Charter Commission will evaluate Portland’s founding document, recommend changes to the way the City works.