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City Council statement on Portland charter reform

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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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Portlanders have set a new course for city government. In the process, they’ve shown democracy in action. Over the past two years, thoughtful and dedicated community leaders served on our city’s Charter Commission. Thousands of passionate residents voiced their opinions. People vigorously debated the proposal on the ballot. Votes have been counted, and a decision has been made.

Like Portlanders, we as city leaders had a range of opinions about the charter reform ballot measure. But we are united in our commitment to ensuring a smooth transition to Portland’s new form of government – and addressing the city’s most pressing challenges. Throughout this transition, we will continue working together to expand access to housing, make our community safer, improve economic security and respond to the threat of climate change.

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan

Read the City of Portland news post about Measure 26-228.

See the city's website for the upcoming transition.