Inside the effort to reform Portland's government structure, as well as proposals that might appeal to voters: Beat Check podcast

Inside the effort to reform Portland's government structure, as well as proposals that might appeal  ...

Portland's government has been stumbling for more than a century.

Portland's government was always odd, but now it's an outlier. No large city has a government like Portland. Eight times in the last century, voters have had the opportunity to abandon Portland's commission form of government. Eight times they said no. Could the ninth time be different?

On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, we meet with Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, a Portland City Hall reporter.

We got a lot of focus on the charter reform project, including some of the recommendations on the way, and so on.

Andrew Theen; 503-294-4026; @andrewtheen

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