Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title

Public Notice City of Troutdale Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for the measure referred by the Council of the City of Troutdale has been filed with the City’s Election Official on July 15, 2020. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, an election will be held in the City of Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon. The Election will be conducted by mail. The following question will be submitted to the qualified voters of the City: CAPTION: Amends charter: city councilor candidates run against all councilor candidates QUESTION: Shall Troutdale Charter require election of councilors from one group of all candidates, each running against all others? SUMMARY: This measure would amend City Charter, changing the election process for city councilors. Three councilor positions are filled each general election, for four year terms. Occasionally two year terms are also filled. Measure requires candidates to run against all other candidates in one group. Voters cast one vote per open position, maximum one vote per candidate. Three candidates receiving most votes win election to four year terms. Any two year terms are filled with candidate(s) receiving next highest numbers of votes. Current process requires candidates to run for a particular position. Sometimes a candidate runs unopposed, sometimes a new candidate runs against an incumbent, and sometimes a group runs for a particular position. The Oregon Constitution gives city voters the right to adopt, amend and revise their city charter and the structure of their city government. Troutdale charter grants legal authority to City and assigns duties and responsibilities to city officers. Troutdale voters adopted the current charter in 1994, and have amended it several times. The measure would affect elections after November 2020. Pursuant to ORS 250.296 any elector dissatisfied with this ballot title may file a petition for review of this ballot title in Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00pm on Friday, July 24, 2020. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the requirements of ORS 250.296. Any elector that files a petition must notify the City Elections Official in writing by 5:00pm on the day following the day the petition was filed. Sarah Skroch City Recorder Published July 21, 2020. OL171761

ad: 171761

Publication: Hearing/Meetings 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2020/07/21

End Date: 2020/07/21

Owner: City of Troutdale


County: Multnomah