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Independent District Commission Public Hearing

Public Hearing
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Public Hearing on District Plan Criteria

The Independent District Commission, the 13-member independent community body tasked with preparing and adopting a plan to divide Portland into four geographic districts, wants to hear from you!

The District Commission wants to hear your thoughts on whether any additional plan criteria should be considered, in addition to the voter-approved district criteria in the charter. 

Public hearing information:

The Independent District Commission wants to hear from you and has scheduled a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, March 22nd, from 6-8pm for community members to share their thoughts! The public hearing will include an educational presentation on the Independent District Commission work and progress. Community members will had 3 minutes to share their thoughts and could share testimony in any language.  

Accommodations: If you need a disability, cultural, or other accommodation to fully participate please contact Adam Briggs at Adam.Briggs@portlandoregon.gov.


Couldn't join the hearing? Other ways to provide input: 

If you can’t make the hearing, don’t worry! Below are the ways you can share input.  The deadline for public comment on district plan criteria is Monday, April 3rd at 8:00am. 


Voter approved charter criteria: 

  • Will be contiguous and compact  

  • Use existing geographic or political boundaries   

  • Not divide communities of common interest  

  • Be connected by transportation links  

  • Be of equal population  

  • Districts may not be drawn for the purpose of diluting the voting strength of any language or ethnic minority group  

  • Districts may not be drawn for the purpose of favoring any political party 


To help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation.  If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact Adam Briggs at  adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español.  Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor, póngase en contacto con Adam Briggs en adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

Чтобы члены сообщества могли наблюдать за этими встречами, городские власти Портленда обеспечат устный перевод на английский язык, скрытые субтитры и испанский перевод.  Если есть другие способы, с помощью которых мы можем помочь вам более полно участвовать в этом процессе, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Адамом Бриггсом на adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

Để giúp đảm bảo rằng các thành viên cộng đồng có thể quan sát các cuộc họp này, Thành Phố Portland sẽ cung cấp phiên dịch ASL, phụ đề chi tiết và phiên dịch tiếng Tây Ban Nha. Nếu có những cách khác mà chúng tôi có thể giúp bạn tham gia đầy đủ hơn vào quá trình này, vui lòng liên hệ với Adam Briggs tại  adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

為幫助確保社區成員能夠觀看這些會議, 波特蘭市將提供美國手語(ASL)翻譯、閉路字幕和西班牙語口譯。如果還有其他方法可以幫助您更充分地參與此過程, 請聯絡 Adam Briggs 電郵 Adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

为帮助确保社区成员能够观看这些会议,波特兰市将提供美国手语(ASL)翻译、闭路字幕和西班牙语口译。如果还有其他方法可以帮助您更充分地参与此过程,请联系 Adam Briggs 电邮 Adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

Si loo hubiyo in xubnaha bulshadu ilaalin karaan shirarkan, Magaalada Portland waxay bixin doontaa tarjumaada ASL, qoraal kooban iyo tarjumaad Isbaanish ah. Haddii ay jiraan siyaabo kale oo aan kugu caawin karno inaad si buuxda uga qaybgasho nidaamkan, fadlan la xidhiidh Adam Briggs adam.briggs@portlandoregon.gov

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Adam Briggs

Transition Community Engagement Coordinator