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Portland will be Changing!

A Panel Discussion with The League of Women Voters

Photo courtesy of LWV website


Voters decided in 2022 that Portland’s government structure and election system must change. The charter reforms are interconnected and extensive. A lot of work is underway to ensure effective and fair implementation of the voters’ decision. Independent volunteer commissions have achieved two major milestones, setting the 2025 salaries for Portland’s elected officials and drawing four new geographic districts for electing the 2025 city councilors.


For the Portland League’s September 19 program, a panel of leading experts will review the progress on implementation that Portland has made so far. The panel will include Melanie Billings-Yun, Shoshanah Oppenheim, Marcus Mundy, Alex Zielinski and A member of the Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC).


They will discuss the significance of the work accomplished by the two independent commissions. Other topics will include the reorganization of the bureaus that provide city services, preparations for the Mayor’s new role working with a City Administrator to run city operations, how the new City Council will operate when its focus will be on gathering input from the districts’ residents and developing legislation, and the importance of the input that is being gathered from advisors and the public. More information about the program and the speakers will be on the LWV of Portland’s website, lwvpdx.org.


Members of the public are invited to join us for this Zoom Webinar by registering on or before September 18 at 8 pm. Those watching the live program on September 19 will be able to enter questions in the chat. This program will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media. After September 22, community members may view the video on the LWVPDX YouTube channel or listen to the podcast on LWVPDX Podcasts. The links to the recordings will be on the LWVPDX.org website. The video will also be shown on Comcast cable channels 11, 21 and 29 and Ziply Fiber channels 22, 32 and 37.

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