The Portland Charter is the City of Portland’s Constitution. Every ten years, Portland City Council appoints twenty community members to serve as the Charter Review Commission. The Commission has the ability to research, deliberate and refer to voters proposed changes to the Charter. This is YOUR chance to tell the Commission what you think should be changed, added to or deleted from Portland’s Charter.
- Should the Charter Commission refer to voters the option to create an Independent Utility Rate Commission to oversee water and sewer rates?
- Should the Charter Review Commission refer to voters an addition to the Charter to ensure continued funding for the Human Rights Commission so it can continue to provide independent recommendations to citizens and elected officials concerning human rights issues in the City of Portland?
Please share your thoughts on what policy and practical issues should be considered by the Commission as it reviews these proposals.