January 15, 2019 •
Portland Mayor Proposes Voting, Lobbyist Disclosure Rules
Mayor Ethan Strimling announced he will propose changes to city elections, seeking public funding for local campaigns and new lobbyist disclosure rules.
Strimling’s new initiatives will demand elected officials disclose meetings with lobbyists and other influencers.
The initiatives will also reiterate calls to allow noncitizens living in the city legally the right to vote in local elections, as well as urge the city to implement ranked-choice voting in City Council and school board races.
Strimling said he plans to work with the City Council and other stakeholders to develop the details of his proposals over the year.
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