If you happened by City Hall about five months ago, you might have witnessed Commissioner Amanda Fritz wheeling outside the building in a wheelchair. Fritz did that as part of an effort to experience what itâs like for disabled residents to get access to public spaces in Portland.
Now thereâs new evidence City Hall is taking those access issues seriously.
New chairs reserved for disabled residents recently appeared in council chambers. Thereâs also a new, designated space where folks in wheelchairs can sit. And Fritz says thereâs a project underway to make the heavy doors to the room push-button ready.