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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

November 2020 City-Referred Measures

CITY REFERRED MEASURES FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Measure 26-217 (Proposed Charter change, Authorizes new, independent police oversight board)

Measure 26-213 (Local option tax levy, Restore recreation programs, parks, nature, water through five-year levy)

Measure 26-219 (Proposed Charter change, Authorizes new Water Fund spending; addresses land use)


MEASURE 26-217 PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE

Important Documents: 

Ballot Title Caption: Amends Charter: Authorizes new, independent community police oversight board.

Resolution No. 37499 As amended

Proposed Charter Change

Final Ballot Title (as issued by Mult. Co. Circuit Court Judge Lavin)

Final Explanatory Statement (as drafted by City of Portland)

Challenge and prior documents:

Original Ballot Title (drafted by City Attorney's Office)

Ballot Title Challenge (Received from petitioner Gregory Horner)

Status: 

7/29/20: Resolution passed by City Council to refer measure to November 3, 2020 General Election ballot.

7/30/20: Ballot title filed with City Elections Office. Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins. An elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020.

8/10/20: Elections Office receives ballot title challenge from registered voter. Schedule of Multnomah County Circuit Court hearing on petition to be determined.

8/31/20: Final stipulated order of ballot title issued by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Lavin to City and final explanatory statement filed with City Elections Office.

9/1/20: City Elections Office filed measure with Multnomah County Elections Office to appear on Nov. 3, 2020 General Election ballot. County certifies measure to ballot and assigned measure 26-217.


MEASURE 26-213 LOCAL OPTION TAX LEVY

Important Documents: 

Ballot Title Caption: Restore recreation programs, parks, nature, water through five-year levy

Resolution No. 37498

Ballot Title (via City Attorney)

All Exhibits

Status: 

7/22/20: Resolution passed by City Council to refer measure to November 3, 2020 General Election ballot.

7/23/20: Ballot title filed with City Elections office. Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins. An elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020. 

8/4/20: No challenges to the ballot title were received by the deadline. Notice of Measure Election filed with Multnomah County Elections to appear on the November 3, 2020 ballot and assigned measure number 26-213.


MEASURE 26-219 PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE

Important Documents:

Ballot Title Caption: Authorizes new Water Fund spending; addresses land use.

Resolution No. 37495

Proposed Charter Change 

Final Ballot Title Order (via Mult. Co.Circuit Court)

Explanatory Statement (as drafted by City)

Challenge and prior documents:

Ballot Title (original as drafted by City Attorney)

Ballot Title Challenge Received (via petitioners Jones, Craford, and Fruits)

Status:

7/22/20: Resolution passed by City Council to refer measure to November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. 

7/23/20: Ballot title filed with City Elections office. Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins. An elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020. 

8/4/20: City Elections Office receives ballot title challenge from registered voters. Schedule of Multnomah County Circuit Court hearing on petition to be determined.

9/1/20: City Elections Office receives final ballot title as ordered by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Souede.

9/2/20: City Elections Office receives explanatory statement from City Attorney and Commissioner Fritz.

9/3/20: City Elections Office files measure to appear on November 3, 2020 General Election ballot with Multnomah County Elections. County certifies measure and assigns measure 26-219.