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.
View the Multnomah County Charter.
The 2021-2022 MCCRC was comprised of county electors selected by the state senators and representatives of their senatorial districts. The committee had its first meeting on September 28, 2021 and its last meeting was on July 20, 2022. All meetings were open to the public, and records of those meetings can be reviewed here.
The MCCRC was required to present a report to the people and the Board of County Commissioners that included its findings, conclusions, and recommendations including any amendments the MCCRC proposed to the Charter. The committee presented its report at the Board's briefing on August 2, 2022. The MCCRC's written report and presentation materials can be reviewed here. The Charter required that all amendments proposed by the MCCRC be submitted to the voters of Multnomah County. The committee recommended seven amendments to appear on voters' November 2022 ballot.
View meeting minutes and materials from the 2015-16 charter review process.