The city charter — the constitution of a city, listing all of its rules, regulations and ordinances — is far from fun reading, most of the time. But a new comic commissioned by Oregon Humanities aims to take the stuffy legal document and present it in a more fun, accessible and interesting way.
"Charter Review," explores the city of Portland's charter, and the committee recently tasked with reviewing and updating it. An article about the comic creators, Beka Feathers and Aki Ruiz, can be found here.
The Charter Review Commission will refer amendments to the charter to the voters. Among other issues, it is expected to consider changing Portland's form of government. Ideas under discussion include hiring a city manager who will oversee all city bureaus (now done by elected council members), expanding the size of the council, and electing most, if not all, of the commissioners by geographic districts.
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