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One of America’s most liberal cities will consider a dramatic overhaul of their government’s structure after years of riots, chaos, and destruction.


If the measure passes, Portland’s city council would grow to 12 members elected by districts, gain a professional city administrator to work with the mayor on key issues, and implement ranked-choice voting for city elections, according to The Hill.

The city currently uses a commission form of government, the last major city in the country to still do so. Critics say the system enables commissioners to ignore Portland voters’ broader goals.

The city has been plagued by the drug epidemic, lawless downtown area, and rising rates of homelessness for years at it was struggled to balance an increasingly progressive agenda.

It was ransacked by members of the militant leftist organization antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd’s death. Federal agents were sent into the city to attempt to control the spiraling violence, but Mayor Ted Wheeler called it an “illegal occupation” leaving his general population subject to the chaos.

“The city of Portland, Oregon is a failed state,” one resident wrote in comments to the Charter Commission.

“[Our] current [form] of government is a miserable failure, an embarrassment. Run poorly by amateurs,” wrote another.



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Madeline Ashley
Madeline Ashley
3 months ago

Glad I don’t live in Portland!

Lisa Galvan
Lisa Galvan
3 months ago

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Lisa Galvan
Lisa Galvan
3 months ago

It was ransacked by members of the militant leftist organization antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd’s death. Federal agents were sent into the city to attempt to control the spiraling violence, but Mayor Ted Wheeler called it an “illegal occupation” leaving his general population subject to the chaos.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  Lisa Galvan

All the more reason to be armed. The people should have taken the city back

Max
Max
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

They are a bunch of pussy demoshits

ConservativeOne
ConservativeOne
3 months ago
Reply to  Lisa Galvan

Lisa Galvan >> Great echo chamber effect. If someone didn’t get that truth from the article hopefully they got it now or will when they read the next few lines of this post!

PORTLAND “was ransacked by members of the militant leftist organization antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd’s death. Federal agents were sent into the city to attempt to control the spiraling violence, but Mayor Ted Wheeler called it an “illegal occupation” leaving his general population subject to the chaos.”