Portland City Council approves revisions to code on council organization and procedures
The voter-approved Charter amendments created the need to align the code language with the directives in the Charter amendments.
On September 20, after months of collaboration between the Transition team and City partners, Portland City Council approved revisions to City Code 3.02, Council Organization and Procedures. Watch the council session on YouTube.
Portland City Council will consider a new organizational structure on November 1, a key milestone to implement the voter-approved charter amendments
Council's adoption of an organizational structure that reports to a city administrator is part of implementing the new form of government overwhelmingly supported by voters in the 2022 election.
Chief Administrative Officer Michael Jordan will present the final version of the draft proposal to council on November 1, when they will decide to recommend additional changes or to vote on the proposal before them as presented.
Independent District Commission releases final report on district map decision that defines new voting districts
Final report is available online. is the culmination of the work of the Independent District Commission and will inform the work of the next Commission appointed in 2031. Voters can visit portlandmaps.com to find their districts by entering their address.
Government Transition Advisory Committee members connect with community groups about the Charter Transition project
Portland organizations are encouraged to book a presentation to learn about changes to voting methods for the November 2024 election and to city government in January 2025.
The Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC) is the leading forum for community engagement on the Charter Transition project. As a 15-member body that was appointed by the mayor and approved by city council in March 2023, committee members will serve until March 2025. All committee meetings are open to the public.
Watch a recorded panel discussion on the Transition Project
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Portland, the video offers a view into the progress made so far, and the work ahead for the new form of government in January 2025.
On Sept. 19, 2023, a panel of leading experts, including representatives from the Portland Charter Transition Project and Government Transition Advisory Committee, discussed the work that is underway to ensure effective and fair implementation of the charter reforms approved by voters last November.
- Melanie Billings-Yun, Charter Review Commissioner, 2020-22 (Moderator)
Shoshanah Oppenheim, Charter Transition Project Manager
- Marcus Mundy, Executive Director, Coalition of Communities of Color
- Leah Benson, Co-Chair, Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC)
- Alex Zielinski, Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
Community organizations and national experts will collaborate to offer education on the ranked-choice voting method
Looking ahead to the November 2024 election -– the first election using ranked-choice voting – the goal is to ensure every Portlander has access to non-partisan and accessible voter education.
The City of Portland Transition team and the City Elections office is focused on developing a robust non-partisan, multilingual and accessible voter education campaign on City’s new election methods and form of government.
Our partners at 311 were at the last Sunday Parkways sharing information on the transition. If you didn't get a chance to pick up a flyer or ask questions, you can find them at the Dia de los Muertos event happening at the Portland Mercado, from 4-8 p.m., on November 1 and 2.
Stay updated on other events through their social media channels.
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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