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By The Skanner News
Published: 02 May 2007

Your voted ballot must be received at an official drop site or an elections office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. A postmark does not count.
24-hour ballot drop boxes will be set up at the following North/Northeast locations:
Goodwill store, 3134 N. Lombard St. , U.S. Bank, Northeast 39th Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street.
Voted ballots may also be delivered to any Multnomah County library through 8 p.m. May 15.

Portland Community College
Director, Zone 2
Harold Williams
Occupation: CEO/ board chairman, CH2A Associates
Background: consultant, Oregon Youth Authority; consultant, Portland Development Commission; affirmative action director, office of the governor.

Portland School District
Director, Zone 1
Douglas F. Morgan
Occupation: director, Executive Leadership Institute, Hatfield School of Government, PSU.
Prior government experience: School Board (four years); chairman of the Public Utility Review Board (seven years).

Director, Zone 2
David Wynde
Occupation: vice president of community relations, U.S. Bank
Prior government experience: Portland Public Schools, School Board (four years). 
City of Portland Charter Amendments

Measure 26-89, Vote Yes
Would require the City Council to convene a panel of citizens once every 10 years to review the city charter and forward recommendations directly to voters, without approval from the Council.

Measure 26-90, Vote Yes
Updates the city charter's language and requirements on civil service requirements for city employees. It also requires annual reports from the Civil Service Board, quarterly meetings, a flexible merit-based system for employees and allows for top-level employees to be removed for non-performance.

Measure 26-91, Vote Yes
Changes the form of city government to a strong mayor system. Daily administrative duties would be transferred to the mayor's office, while the City Council would oversee the budget; conduct investigations, committees and hearings; set policy directives; and provide constituent representation.

Measure 26-92, Vote No
Would place the Portland Development Commission's budget under City Council oversight and subject the agency to audits by the office of the City Auditor. The PDC has been the driving force behind many of Portland's finer amenities – MAX, Pioneer Square, Chinese Garden, MLK urban renewal and many others. If elected officials had control over the agency, it is unclear what political priorities the PDC might undertake.


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