Restaurant lobbyist Bill Perry on voter referral: "I think they know it would get shot down in a heartbeat."
Business groups—including associations of hotels, restaurants and convenience stores—will meet next week to begin planning opposition to the street fee Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve NovickMore
Former Hales aide was suspended for remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith
Former Portland mayoral aide Baruti Artharee earned notoriety and a suspension last summer for making suggestive remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith.
Artharee, who was then public safety advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales, confirmed in a June 9 interview with WW ...
Text messages released tonight by the Oregon Department of Justice show that in the weeks following revelations about his affair with a Multnomah County employee, County Chairman Jeff Cogen retained strong support from Michael Hanna, the president of ASFCME Local 88."Fight on," Hanna wrote him, and offered the union's support for a re-election bid.
Report discusses pot and cocaine allegations, and identifies tipster who revealed Cogen's affair with Sonia Manhas
The Oregon Department of Justice today declined to charge former Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen with any official misconduct or drug crimes stemming from his two-year affair with county employee Sonia Manhas.
UPDATE: Marissa Madrigal will replace Cogen; says she's "laser-focused" on job.
ORIGINAL POST, 12:01 pm:
Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen is resigning, effective Sept. 16.
"I’ve always told my children that we must face the consequences of our actions," Cogen writes in a statement. "It is time for me to follow my own advice."Cogen's chief of staff, Marissa Madrigal—who More
Marissa Madrigal will take pay cut to stay at Multnomah County
Embattled Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen suffered a major loss today: His chief of staff, Marissa Madrigal, resigned to take a job in the county's human resources department.
Cogen, the county's top elected official, is currently under criminal investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice, which is examining the circumstances around his nearly two-year affair wi...