The Multnomah County Home Rule Charter provides that every six years, a Charter Review Committee (MCCRC) will be convened for the purpose of making a comprehensive study of the Charter and, if it chooses, to submit Charter amendments to the voters of Multnomah County. The charter is the local version of a constitution, essentially creating the structure of Multnomah County government.
The MCCRC is charged with a study of the Charter by all appropriate means including open hearings and meetings, the taking of testimony and interviews. The MCCRC will present a report to the people and the Board of County Commissioners that includes their findings, conclusions, and recommendations including any amendments the MCCRC proposes to the Charter. All amendments proposed by the MCCRC will be submitted to the voters of Multnomah County at the 2022 primary or general election.
The MCCRC is comprised of electors selected by the state senators and representatives of their senatorial districts. Its meetings are open to the public. The 2021-22 Charter Review Committee had its first meeting in September 2021. Information about when committee meetings occur and how to access them can be found on the committee's Upcoming Meetings webpage.
Kali Odell, Charter Review Committee Program Coordinator