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City Hall: New Horse-Drawn Carriage Rules Say "No" to Hot Days, Not Cold Days




The City Council this morning approved new rules governing the business of horse-drawn carriages in Portland, about a year and a half after a horse died downtown while pulling a newlywed couple i...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Presides over Pedestrian Bridge Kickoff




It's not quite as exciting as yesterday's 5:30 pm kickoff in Arizona but at least it promises more successful results. Sorry, Ducks fans.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Announces Location for Joint Terrorism Task Force Meeting




Mayor Sam Adams has announced a location for Thursday's town hall-style meeting on the possibility of the city rejoining the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a proposal that gained new urgency following the Nov. ...   More
 
Monday, January 10, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Chief of Staff's Promotion Comes with Big Raise




Tom Miller, Mayor Sam Adams' new pick to replace Sue Keil as the director of the Portland Bureau of Tra...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor's Chief of Staff to Replace Transportation Director (Updated)




Yesterday's shuttle diplomacy between City Hall and the Portland Building, a main hub for the city's bureaus, produced a result today: Tom Miller, Mayor Sam Adams' chief of staff, will replace Sue Keil, who yesterday announced she would retire in May, the mayor's office ...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

More Big Contributions Roll in for Portland Schools Campaign




Contributions to the campaign for Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond continue to roll in. And these aren't ...   More
 
Thursday, January 6, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Are the Mayor's Tweets a Public Record?



Blogger Jack Bogdanski wrote Monday that it appeared Mayor Sam Adams had blocked him from following the mayor's tweets on Twitter. A spokesman for the mayor lat...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Annual Wedding Tradition Continues in Downtown Portland



Frigid temperatures didn't freeze the spirits of the dozens of brides-to-be who stood outside the Portland Building in the wee hours of Monday morning to reserve a wedding spot in one of Portland's parks in 2011.

Jan. 3 was the first...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

New Year’s Resolutions

Commitments council must honor in 2011.


News Stories
Belt-tightening in prior years and new, higher-than-expected revenue from business license fees put the City of Portland in good financial shape in 2011. That means when city bureaus submit their budg ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Formalizes Review of "Contract Savings"



Back in August, Mayor Sam Adams circulated a proposal at City Hall to give city council more oversight of capital-project spen...   More
 
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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