Government

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 The City charter may only be amended, repealed, or replaced if at least 60% of those voting pass a ballot measure to approve the changes.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 last appointed by the City Council in 2011.

    The committee proposed charter amendments, which were approved by the voters on May 15, 2012.

    Charter Review Committee final report

    The next Charter Review Committee shall be appointed in 2019.