Portland to not immediately enforce campaign contribution limits

Campaign finance reform activists gather signatures to place the Portland measure on the ballot in May 2018.

The City Auditor's Office does not plan to begin immediately enforcing campaign finance limits on City Council races because of the Oregon Supreme Court ruling that they do not violate the Oregon Constitution.

Portland Elections Officer Deborah Scroggin said the Thursday ruling only applies to a ballot measure that amended the Multnomah County Charter. Another case about a similar measure that sought to amend the City Charter is currently before the Oregon Court of Appeals.