Four forms of city government determine the administrative role of any city council. Most Oregon cities with populations over 2,500 have the council/manager or council/administrator form, in which the council hires a chief executive officer to be responsible for the daily supervision of city affairs. Portland has a commission form of government, where the elected commissioners function collectively as the city council and serve as administrators of city departments. Smaller Oregon cities typically have the mayor/council form, in which the legislative and policy-making body is a popularly elected council.An elective city officer shall be a qualified elector under the state constitution and shall have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. In this subsection "city" means area inside the city limits at the time of the election or appointment. In addition, a councilor shall have resided in the ward the councilor represents during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office.Please see City Charter.
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Milwaukie City Council, Current Council President; Past Chair of Public Safety Advisory Committee; Past Transportation Chair of Ardenwald Neighborhood Association; Visioning Advisory Committee; Library Construction Task Force; Water Environment Services Advisory Committee
As a volunteer and on council, I have promoted practices to meet people where they are, including targeted outreach to communities that are often underrepresented. I've advocated for providing childcare, meals, and translation services for in-person meetings, and insisted that we track demographics for online surveys and other public engagement efforts where we're asking for feedback so we can measure whether we're reaching a representative cross section of our community.
I believe that real leadership is to act in service of others and I practice that philosophy through hard work and accountability. I am proud to part of a council that puts in extra effort, each one of us serving on regional committees to help reach our community's goals for a city where all our residents can thrive. We're tackling, and leading, on big issues: housing affordability, protecting the environment, and working toward a more just and equitable future.
Addressing the rapidly rising costs of housing by expanding programs and policies that will increase housing choice and affordability. Ensure all residents enjoy safe and accessible transportation options by continuing to fill the gaps in our sidewalks, paths and ADA-compliant ramps. Implement Milwaukie’s first ever Climate Action Plan, which sets us on a path toward a completely sustainable future for the next generation. Commit resources to build a more equitable, just, and inclusive city.
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Member, Boy Scouts of America Troop 300; President, Portland Chapter National Youth Rights Association; Chairman, Portland State College Republicans; Student Representative, MLC Site Council; Oregon Notary Public; United States Youth Senator-Elect
I would work to promote outreach and better communication with everyone in Milwaukie. I would encourage the entire City Council to get social media accounts and I will work to create a better city council website. I will host constituent breakfasts and make it easy to request a meeting with me. We should also be livestreaming city council meetings to multiple platforms and provide translators and childcare at meetings as well.
As President of the Portland Chapter of the National Youth Rights Association, Chairman of the Portland State College Republicans, Webmaster in my scout troop, and a member of my high school's Site Council, I have always been a dedicated bipartisan leader. I have been a bridge-builder and peacemaker, making sure that everyone's opinions are taken into account. On the council, I will continue to build bridges and make peace, and will make sure that our council listens to the needs of everyone.
I have three main important, realistic, and achievable goals. First, amend our city charter to allow for a popular vote on new taxes and fees (and also lowering our current taxes and fees). Second, reform our zoning laws to make sure our city keeps its historic and small town charm while respecting the need for low-income housing and apartments. Third, continue to advocate for a better environment, primarily through public awareness campaigns.