Portland Commissioner Mingus Mapps seeks charter reform push with big money PAC
One of Portland’s newest elected officials is seeking to drum up some big bucks and
notable names to champion what is among the least sexy topics in city politics: charter
Commissioner Mingus Mapps, who took office in January, has launched a political action
committee that will promote scrapping Portland’s odd, and arguably dysfunctional, form
of government once and for all.
The bid is among the proposals under consideration by the Charter Review Commission,
which the mayor and city council appointed last year before the former political science
professor, who campaigned in support of charter reform, began his first term.