Chamber statement on verdict regarding Charter Reform

August 2022

Read the op-ed from President & CEO Andrew Hoan.

Below is the Portland Business Alliance statement on the verdict regarding Charter Reform.

We are disappointed that the judge failed to recognize that the charter commission’s proposal violates the constitutional single-subject protection for voters.

Portlanders now have less choice.

Our members and board will now have to weigh the unfortunate options to either oppose the measure and keep our present dysfunctional system, or to support the measure in favor of a completely improvised one that will likely lead to a different system of dysfunction. We suspect we are not the only ones that feel this way.