Notice of upcoming Independent District Commission public hearing on District Plan Criteria
The Independent District Commission will lead the effort to establish four new geographic districts for Portland’s next city council.
Portland City Council selects first Salary Commission in a unanimous vote
Playing a key role in implementing voter-approved changes to Portland’s election system and form of government, the Salary Commission will set pay for the City of Portland’s elected officials.
City Council to appoint five human resources professionals to first salary commission, setting salaries for Portland city officials elected in November 2024
The Salary Commission will establish the salaries for city officials elected to Portland’s new form of government beginning in fall 2024.
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.
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.
Charter Commission December 2022 Update
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.
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.
Charter Commission November 2022 Update
Portlanders Approve Measure 26-228
Portland voters approved a package of reforms that will change our city’s election system and form of government.
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.
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.
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.
Public Notice: Charter Commission Public Hearings