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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

1983 Employee Residence Requirement

The following measure appeared on the Tuesday, March 29, 1983 Special Election Ballot.
 
CAPTION: City Residence Requirements for City Officers and Employees
 
QUESTION: Shall city officers and employees employed after January 1, 1984 be required to be city residents with limited exceptions?
PURPOSE AND EXPLANATION OF CHARTER AMENDMENT: City officers and employees would be required to reside within the city with the following exceptions: (1) officers and employees employed prior to January 1, 1984; (2) temporary employees in the discretion of the City Council; (3) noncivil service employees must become city residents within 6 months after appointment; (4) civil service employees must become city residents within 6 months after completion of their probationary period; (5) employees whose place of employment is more than 10 miles outside the city