CIR (and things like it) in 2018
This year, there is no statewide Oregon CIR, but there are a few experiments happening.
Portland already hosted a CIR August 23-26 on a Housing bond measure on the ballot for the Portland metro area.
A CIR test in California will take place Sept 27-30 on Proposition 10, which would enable local governments to control rental prices.
A pair of public policy researchers in Hawaii are gathering a non-random sample of citizens to try out the basic idea of the CIR on a ballot question about holding a Constitutional Convention.
Irish political scientists are testing the potential impact of a CIR Statement by testing a mock-up of one in the general election, using text adapted from the findings of a previous citizen assembly.
As always, we’ll post the results of these experiments when they become known.