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Charter Review Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: multco030

Scope and Contents

Documents the work of the various Charter Review Committees. Records include committee and subcommittee minutes, agendas, outreach and promotional records, rosters, amendment proposals and development documentation, public hearing records, background research, and related records.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1990
  • Event: 2001-02-08
  • Digitized: n.d.

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The Multnomah County Home Rule Charter provides that every six years, a Charter Review Committee (MCCRC) will be convened for the purpose of making a comprehensive study of the Charter and, if it chooses, to submit Charter amendments to the voters of Multnomah County. The charter is the local version of a constitution, essentially creating the structure of Multnomah County government.

The MCCRC is charged with a study of the Charter by all appropriate means including open hearings and meetings, the taking of testimony and interviews. The MCCRC will present a report to the people and the Board of County Commissioners that includes their findings, conclusions, and recommendations including any amendments the MCCRC proposes to the Charter. All amendments proposed by the MCCRC will be submitted to the voters of Multnomah County at the 2022 primary or general election.

The MCCRC is comprised of electors selected by the state senators and representatives of their senatorial districts. Its meetings are open to the public.

Extent

4.00 Cubic Feet

5.09 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically.

Related Digital Material

Method of Acquisition

From accessions 1977-074-01, 1978-090-01, 1994-002-01, and 1992-091-01.

Author
Terry Baxter
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

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