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Community members joined the IDC at the East Portland Community Center on July 5 to learn more about their work and provide public comment.
Portlanders join Independent District Commission at public hearings
Commissioners invite Portlanders to join them at one of the five remaining public hearings to discuss the geographic district options.
Last month, the Independent District Commission presented Portlanders with three options for the new geographic districts. Now, it’s time for Portlanders to share their thoughts as the IDC prepares to finalize and vote on a map this August.
The IDC is responsible for establishing four geographic districts for city council elections, which is part of a major transition for Portland's election system and form of government coming on Jan. 1, 2025. It is comprised of 13 community members, and they are expected to complete their work by September 2023.
A recent Salary Commission meeting at the Portland Building welcomed interested community members in person.
It’s time to give feedback on the draft salary proposal
It's easy to do: Take the Salary Commission survey by July 16.
The Portland Salary Commission is seeking feedback on their proposed salary recommendations for council, auditor and mayor. Since March 2023, five community members began this public process of studying and have the authority to establish salaries for Portland's elected officials, including the mayor, auditor and city council, by Aug. 1, 2023.
Bureau directors, equity managers, and council chiefs participated at a retreat on June 22 to have preliminary discussions on the City’s organization.
Reorganizing Portland city government: Join the Transition Team on July 27
All are welcome to an information session on the City Organization and Future Improvements projects. Learn how the City of Portland Transition Team is preparing for a new form of government through the high-level organization of bureaus and programs.
Transitioning to a Council-Mayor form of government with a city administrator will allow for a whole-city approach to systems and problem-solving.
By Jan. 1, 2025, the City of Portland’s 28 bureaus and offices will align under the leadership and management of a city administrator that reports to the mayor. This is a change from the current structure, where bureaus report to one of five council members.
Transition Team presented progress updates to Portland City Council at recent work session
Council commissioners heard from many members of the Transition Team and had opportunity to ask questions on the details.
Upcoming Transition Events
About the City of Portland Transition Project
In November 2022, Portland voters approved Ballot Measure 26-228 that directs the City of Portland to implement these three connected changes by Jan. 1, 2025:
- Allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, using ranked-choice voting.
Establish four geographic districts, with three city council members elected to represent each district – expanding city council to a total of 12 members.
- Establish a city council that focuses on setting policy and engaging with community, transitioning day-to-day oversight of bureaus to a mayor elected citywide and a professional city administrator.
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