Last month, on the heels of a widely hailed report on Portland's form of government, the City Club issued an updated report that analyzed failings in Portland’s current election process and proposed a series of reforms that would ensure Portlanders are fairly and equitably represented at City Hall. The report calls for ending the primary system (due to lower voter turnout in the May primaries), expanding community engagement (to ensure broader participation from traditionally marginalized communities), and creating multiple seat districts (to allow for greater localized representation). The report was issued in advance of the City Council appointing a Charter Review Commission that will analyze the city’s charter and recommend revisions. If you are interested in serving on the commission, please consider applying. HBA congratulates the City Club for their excellent report and continues to strongly advocate for common sense reform to Portland’s dysfunctional government system. To learn more about our work in Portland and why the commission form of government is harmful, contact Ezra Hammer at email@example.com.