Upcoming opportunities for district mapmaking
Take a DistrictR mapmaking training and see the map submissions.
New Government Transition Advisory Committee looks ahead to public meetings
The Charter transition team, led by Chief Administrative Officer Michael Jordan, welcomed the new committee at their first meeting last week. Meetings are open to the public, comments welcome.
The first Government Transition Advisory Committee meeting was held on April 25, and the new members reviewed foundational documents and heard a presentation on the City’s draft transition plan. The presentation offered a detailed orientation about the parallel project tracks the team is managing towards reaching the end goal of Jan. 1, 2025, when the newly elected city council, mayor and auditor are sworn in and begin their terms.
City prepares for voter education after council approved changes to the election code
Council approves new elections code to pave the way for implementation of ranked-choice voting.
On April 19, city council voted to implement several new election rules when Portlanders cast their ballot for the November 2024 election. The vote was required to formalize ranked-choice voting and other city election code updates.
Inside the process of setting new salaries for Portland’s elected officials
First meetings of Portland’s Salary Commission covered required trainings on public meetings law and building a common understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the elected leadership under the charter amendments.
Meetings in May will continue discussions on research, invited expertise, and equity principles for setting compensation with guidance from the City’s Bureau of Human Resources and Transition Team equity practitioners.
Upcoming Transition Events
Get involved with the transition to a new form of government! Learn more about the Commissions’ work and share your thoughts through public comment. Stay up to date on transition events on our website.
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.
- Allow the city council to focus 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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