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The PORTLAND CHARTER COMMISSION has issued its Final Report recommending changes to the Portland City Charter, including an elected mayor, improvements to the city and school relationship, and various technical changes. To see the Final Report or how to obtain hard copies, click here.

Charter Commission’s Final Report - Click Here

Charter Commission Recommendations - Fact Sheet

Proposed amendments to Preliminary Report for July 1, 2010
a. Clarifications of mayor and budget provisions
b. Mayoral veto of budget

Overview of Charter Review Process

Worksheet for 7/16/09 Public Hearing

Public Comment Worksheets - 7/16/09

portland charter commission

Background Materials

A comparative analysis of 75 Maine Charters

Charter Commission Report 1986
Charter Commission Members
City Charter
Meeting Agenda
Minutes
State Law

Charter Commission Members

One Benjamin M. Chipman 432 Fore Street
Two Robert J. O'Brien 95 West Street
Three Laurie J. Davis 134 Oakdale Street
Four John A. Spritz 69 Chenery Street
Five Richard J. Ranaghan, Jr. 113 Deepwood Drive
At Large James I. Cohen Vice Chair 62 Deepwood Drive
At Large Nathan H. Smith 212 Capisic Street
At Large James K. Gooch Secretary 179 Vaughan Street
At Large Anna J. Trevorrow 612A Congress Street
Appointed Naomi Mermin 83 Madeline Street
Appointed Pamela P. Plumb Chair 104 Park Street
Appointed Thomas F. Valleau 65 Rockland Street

Note : Emails are a Public Document

Rules of Procedure

Minutes

  January 28, 2010
July 8, 2010 January 14, 2010
July 1, 2010 December 10, 2009
June 24, 2010 December 3, 2009
June 10, 2010 November 19, 2009
May 13, 2010 November 5, 2009
May 6, 2010 October 22, 2009
April 29, 2010 October 8, 2009
April 15, 2010 September 24, 2009
April 8, 2010 September 10, 2009
April 1, 2010 August 27, 2009
March 25, 2010 July 30, 2009
March 18, 2010 July 16, 2009 - Business Meeting
February 25, 2010 July 16, 2009 - Public Hearing
February 23, 2010 July 2, 2009
February 11, 2010 June 18, 2009

CHARTER COMMISSION FINAL REPORT
 JULY 16, 2010 

Sections I – V:  This narrative section discusses the recommended Charter changes, including a summary of the proposed ballot questions for the November, 2010 election and minority reports.

Section VI:   DRAFT CHARTER LANGUAGE FOR EACH ISSUE

Popularly Elected Mayor
Schools
Technical Changes

Section VII: OVERALL CHARTER CHANGES IF ALL QUESTIONS PASS

Hard copies of the complete document are available at Room 211 in City Hall and at the Portland Public Library.

Click here for the Charter Commission’s Final Report.