Primary election night saw Beaverton and Wilsonville voters pass impactful city charter reform. Beaverton’s Measure 34-298, enacts multi-faceted changes, creating a full-time city manager position, expanding the number of council seats from five to seven, and granting a mayoral vote whereas previously there was none, among other tenets. In Wilsonville, voters agreed with Measure 3-556, which establishes a maximum 12-year threshold within a 20-year period for serving on City Council. The measure is retro-active, meaning that it applies to currently-sitting councilors. While remaining neutral on these charter reforms, HBA maintains a proactive response to the assured city council and administrative shifts, and continues its engagement with local decision-makers around land use and housing. To learn more about charter reform in either Beaverton or Wilsonville, contact Ezra Hammer at email@example.com.