Charter Reform

All articles tagged "Charter Reform"
News Mar 29 2:30 PM

Portland’s Government Transition Team Wants Your Input on Future Council Operations

Charter reform will usher in a wave of new processes and transform how City Council conducts business.

News Feb 21 6:45 PM

Charter Reform: City Approves Lucrative Salary, Severance Packages for Temporary Managers

Portland's new governing structure calls for a handful of deputy city administrators. Commissioners aren't sure they can recruit them.

News Nov 15 11:05 AM

Portland City Council Says Au Revoir to Meetings at City Hall Until 2025

Amid remodel of council chambers, councilors will meet virtually until January, when in-person meetings resume at city's 1900 Building.

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News Nov 3 3:46 PM

City Council Won’t Let Go of Bureau Control as Charter Reform Transition Continues

In the race to implement government changes, commissioners break with the mayor over a timeline for bringing in deputy city administrators.

News Aug 21 9:57 AM

UPDATED: Charter Reform: District Commission Moving Ahead With Voting Map Combining Sellwood With West Side

The Independent District Commission is expected to vote to approve the Alder map, marking the next step in the city transition.

News Jul 20 11:47 AM

Rogue Commissioners' Plan to Subvert Voters With New Charter Reform Measure Falls Flat—For Now

Commissioner Dan Ryan backpedals on most of the new policies he and Commissioner Rene Gonzalez promoted in a proposal to overhaul the original charter reform measure—but is more interference with progressive policies on the way?

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News Jul 18 6:04 PM

Commissioners Push for Last-Minute Charter Reform Changes in Chaotic Work Session

Pro-charter reform advocates showed up en masse to the meeting, decrying Commissioners Rene Gonzalez and Dan Ryan's proposed overhaul of the voter-approved measure.

News Jul 12 3:20 PM

Updated: Commissioners' Proposal Could Throw a Wrench in Voter-Approved Charter Reform Plan

Commissioners Gonzalez and Ryan want to make substantial changes to the charter reform measure passed last November. Proponents of the initial measure say the move is a power play that could threaten the entire plan.

Politics Jun 19 11:22 AM

Portland’s Charter Reform is Moving Full Steam Ahead

Elected leaders would make at least $140K under new salary proposals, while draft voting district maps draw concern over geographic splits.

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News Apr 4 5:55 PM

Five Months Down, 20 to Go: Checking In on Portland’s Charter Reform Makeover

Portland will need a city manager, voting district maps, retooled software for ranked-choice elections, and much more. Can it all be accomplished by November 2024?

Charter Reform Feb 20 11:00 AM

Candidate School Eyes Progressive Takeover of Portland City Council

Former mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone wants progressives to seize new council seats in 2025.

News Sep 7 8:00 AM

Why Are Portland's Leaders Opposing Proposed Charter Reforms?

Hint: It might be because the reforms dilute their power.