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November 2019 City Charter Ballot Amendments

Election Day is Nov. 5 and, by now, you should have received your ballot in the mail. (Hit up Multnomah County Elections, if you haven’t.) There are two measures on the ballot that are connected to the work we do here at the Portland Water Bureau:

  • City of Portland Measure 26-204 on the management of and protections for the Bull Run Watershed
  • City of Portland Measure 26-205 on mutual aid agreements

Here’s a little information on the two measures (PDF). 

We’re pretty limited on what we can say about them. State election law requires City employees to stick to the facts and what we’ve provided here is approved by the Oregon Secretary of State. If you have additional questions about what happens if these measures pass, we’ll do our best to answer them. 

Commissioner Amanda Fritz is the champion for these measures, so if you have questions about “Why?”, contact her office or read her blog.