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Meet the City’s new leadership team

A city administrator and six deputy city administrators were appointed to prepare for the launch of the mayor/council form of government in January 2025.

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Where to find your elected officials once City Hall renovation begins

To prepare for maintenance work and renovation of council chambers at City Hall, commissioners and the mayor will relocate to nearby City-owned buildings.

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Listening sessions and surveys planned to inform city administrator’s role

In January 2025, Portland’s newly elected mayor will launch the city administrator recruitment and appointment process.

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Look for voter education tables at Portland summer events 

Interested in learning more about ranked-choice voting or which district you are in? Stop by one of the summer events where the City will offer impartial, non-partisan voter education materials.

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Community provides feedback on future city council, draft recommendations coming in June

The draft recommendations will be released in June for a public comment phase that ends in mid-August.

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In community with the Government Transition Advisory Committee 

GTAC members continue to visit all corners of Portland to offer educational presentations about the implementation of the voter-approved amendments to the City Charter.

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City staff and council host Budget Listening Sessions in April

Learn more about the state of the City’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Apply by April 30 for internship opportunities with the City’s Elections Office


The City of Portland Auditor’s Office seeks two summer interns interested in Portland’s new electoral system. This office promotes open and accountable government by providing impartial reviews and investigations, access to public information, and services for City government and the public.

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Construction in City Hall council chambers and offices commence soon

The City of Portland Facilities team is managing multiple projects to renovate City Hall and address longstanding deferred maintenance.

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Join a community listening session to shape future city council operations

The Government Transition Advisory Committee and City staff are inviting Portlanders to participate in guiding the creation of recommendations for the 2025 City Council.

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Community organizations invited to participate in voter education grants program

In November 2024, Portland voters will use ranked-choice voting to elect one mayor, one auditor and three councilors per district (12 councilors total) to pick their candidates. Portland Votes 2024 seeks to ensure that voters understand the new election method with non-partisan education.

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Central Budget Office offers opportunities to learn about costs for operating essential services and how the budget process might change in January 2025

Meetings are open to all; Portlanders can participate in the budget process.

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In community with the Government Transition Advisory Committee  

By requesting a presentation on the Transition website, Portland State University hosted a presentation for over 70 attendees to learn about Charter reform and the coming changes to Portland’s election method and government structure.

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Data-rich maps show Portland’s strengths and challenges  

Data can sharpen the understanding of the unique strengths and challenges in our neighborhoods, for example, low voter turnout. To help amplify voter education, community organizations can apply for grants in the coming weeks.

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Temporary council chamber and planned renovations to Portland City Hall

City Council is now holding council meetings and work sessions in its new temporary chambers as the City prepares for major renovations to Portland City Hall.

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City council expected to consider revisions to Title 15, Emergency Code, in February

The City Code project team has been reviewing code language to identify where updates are needed to match the revisions in the Charter amendments approved by voters in November 2022.

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City Elections Office kicks off 2024 election season with candidate learning sessions

There is great interest in diverse representation from Portland’s four new geographic voting districts. Candidate learning sessions were held on Jan. 8 and 10 and attracted considerable attention from candidates and those interested in the process.

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City council approves job classifications for new positions

After we reported on ordinance 1052 in December 2023, council voted to create five new classifications that don't exist currently in the City of Portland’s classification structure.

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In community with the Government Transition Advisory Committee  

GTAC members help build relationships as they meet with community groups across Portland to answer questions about the Charter transition.

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City of Portland Transition News Update - December 2023

This is the monthly newsletter of the City's Charter Transition project, published on Dec. 8, 2023.

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