Mingus Mapps talks police, homelessness and running for mayor under Portland's new system of government

Commissioner Mingus Mapps has set his sights on becoming Portland’s first mayor under the new form of government that will take effect at the start of 2025.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s 2024 election is likely to be the busiest in recent memory. The city council is expanding from four commissioners to 12 councilors, and every one of those seats will be up for grabs at the same time. The mayor’s office will be on the ballot as well, and whoever wins will become the first mayor under Portland’s new system of government starting in January 2025.

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