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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title (06/26/19)

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Portland City Council to qualified voters at the November 5, 2019 Special Municipal Election has been filed with the Elections Office of the City of Portland on June 26, 2019.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 P.M., July 8, 2019.

The ballot title is as follows:

BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION:

Amends Charter: Authorizes City participation in emergency mutual aid agreements.

QUESTION:

Shall Charter be amended to authorize emergency mutual aid agreements between the City and other government entities, tribes or utilities?

SUMMARY:

The measure amends the Charter by clarifying Council authority to enter into and fund mutual aid agreements to provide or receive emergency assistance between the City and other government entities, tribes or utilities following a significant natural disaster or other major disruption to water-related services. Mutual aid agreements permit emergency responders to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries when an emergency response exceeds local resources. Mutual aid agreements typically address the furnishing of personnel, equipment or expertise in a specific manner when an emergency occurs.

 More information can be found on the City Elections website.