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City Council formally appoints 13 Portland residents to serve on the Independent District Commission

The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. The commission is set to begin meeting in February and will engage Portlanders on their route to adopting a districting plan by Sept. 1, 2023.

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Charter Commission January 2023 Update

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City Council to appoint 13-member Independent District Commission Jan. 25, group will begin establishing Portland city council districts soon

The Independent District Commission will be comprised of 13 Portlanders, leading the charge to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. Commissioners and alternates will be appointed Jan. 25.

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City of Portland Transition December 2022 Update

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Charter Commission December 2022 Update

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Portland Charter Commission recommends additional Charter amendments, concludes two-year appointment

The Portland Charter Commission, appointed by City Council in December 2020, concluded their two-year term today, referring nine proposals to the November 2024 election and recommending six proposals to Portland City Council.

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Work to transition City’s government is underway, Independent District Commission applications due Dec. 1

One of three major changes headed to Portland’s city government is the establishment of four geographic districts for future city council elections. An Independent District Commission made up of Portland residents will be charged with preparing the district plan. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2022.

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Charter Commission November 2022 Update

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Portlanders Approve Measure 26-228

Portland voters approved a package of reforms that will change our city’s election system and form of government.

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City Council statement on Portland charter reform

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issued a joint statement about the passage of Ballot Measure 26-228, which changes Portland's election system and form of government.

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Portland voters approve charter reform, city launches transition

Changes include ranked-choice voting, expanded city council with geographic districts, and a mayor and city administrator to oversee day-to-day operations.

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Portland Measure 26-228: Educational Information

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Charter Commission September 2022 Update

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Charter Commission August 2022 Update

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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.

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Public Notice: Charter Commission Public Hearings

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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.

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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.

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