Dear Alliance Member,

This weekend, the Portland Alliance Board of Directors came together and developed the following position on Mayor Adams:

Portland Business Alliance Board of Directors

Statement on Mayor Sam Adams

While there are differing views within the Portland Business Alliance as to whether or not to call for the mayor's resignation, the board agrees on the following:

An important quality of our elected leaders is their ability to inspire and hold the trust and confidence of their citizens.

We are deeply disappointed by the mayor's admissions and are concerned about his ability to be effective when our city now faces many significant challenges.

Whether or not he stays in office should be based on whether he can lead our city effectively and with the integrity that all our citizens deserve.

The Portland Business Alliance is committed to an effective city government and a constructive business/city partnership.

Thank you,

Sandra McDonough

President & CEO

Portland Business Alliance