Four Myths about the Portland City Charter Measure

Portland City Hall

with Francoise Brun-Cottan What does the ballot proposal for a new form of city government really do? In November, Portland voters will decide whether to change Portland’s form of government. Since 1913 Portland has been “run” by five commissioners who wear two hats: The legislative hat: Listen to voters, make policy, pass laws The executive…

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What’s what in our government…. Ranked Choice Voting Explored

Let’s get smarter about different voting methods like Ranked Choice Election Integrity Study Group MultDems may have heard rumors that we need to change our voting methods. Other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan, San Francisco and 29 others RankedChoiceVotingCities2021 opted in for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  Why would any city choose to change from the…

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