Focus on Charter Reform Ballot Measure 26-228: Forum Agenda
LOCATION: Zoom call
WHEN: October 19, 2022, 7:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Agenda for the Charter Reform Ballot Measure Discussion:
7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
MTNA Portland Charter Change Forum: This is an opportunity to hear a range of perspectives on the measure that faces Portland voters on the November 8, 2022, ballot. Each of the two sides – favoring the ballot measure and opposed to it – will have 15 minutes to give their perspective, and the balance of the time will be for questions from the audience. Our presenters:
Speaking in favor of the ballot measure:
Becca Uherbelau, an Executive Committee member of the New Oregon Movement and board member of Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Inc. and Forward Together Actionworks, is an Oregon native who currently lives in NE Portland. She works for Multnomah County and has served as the Community Relations Manager for Metro.
Caitlin Baggott Davis is the CEO of North Star Civic Foundation, a collaborative think tank focused on public policy in the fields of democracy and the economy. She has served on the boards of City Club of Portland, Family Forward Oregon and Portland Housing Center. She helped found Oregon's youth civic engagement organization Next Up and led the project team that developed the policy, campaign plan and coalition to win Automatic Voter Registration.
Speaking in opposition to the ballot measure:
Vadim Mozyrsky, born in Kiev, Ukraine, is former co-chair of the Portland Charter Commission where he championed Charter Reform but voted against the measure as proposed in 26-228. He is an Administrative Law Judge in the field of disability law. He is a member of the Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing and the Citizen Review Committee.
Stephen Kafoury, a Portland native, is an attorney and former Oregon state legislator who also spent more than a decade on the Portland School Board. He will represent the viewpoint of the Partnership for Common Sense Government which is supporting an alternative Reform measure proposed by City Council Commissioner Mingus Mapps for the city's next ballot should Measure 26-228 fail.
This blog post was published on October 16, 2022, and updated on October 18, 2022 (by Laura).