Portland Business Alliance board of directors endorses Portland Public Schools bond
Board also votes to support city of Portland charter changes
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Portland, Ore. – Today, the Portland Business Alliance board of directors announced its endorsement of two local measures scheduled to appear on the May 2017 ballot.
“The Alliance has a long history of supporting investments in public schools,” said Sandra McDonough, president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance. “A strong K-12 system, with safe, modernized schools where kids can get the education and skills training they need for future jobs, is essential for student success and for the region’s economic strength.”
In a separate vote, the Alliance board endorsed changes, referred by City Council, to the Portland charter that would increase the city auditor’s independence in order to ensure accountability and good governance. The changes would also add the role of ombudsman to the charter.
Alliance board endorsements are based on a process that includes endorsement interviews and a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.