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City Charter

  • City charter

    History of changes

    The City charter was adopted on May 2, 1978. The City charter may only be amended, repealed, or replaced if at least 60% of those voting pass a ballot measure to approve the changes. 

    The City charter has been revised nine times since its adoption in 1978. 

    Charter Review Committee

    Pursuant to Section 45B of the charter, the Gresham City Council shall appoint a charter review committee to review the current language of the City's charter every eight years.

    A charter review committee was appointed by the City Council on Dec. 17, 2019.

    The first Charter Review meeting will take place on Jan. 27, 2020, at 6:30 pm in the Gresham City Hall Barlow Trail room.

    If you wish to receive notices of future meetings, please contact Margarita Contreras at 503-618-2507 or