Mayor Sam Adams released his proposed budget Tuesday. And at a press conference to announce the $400 million-plus package, he touted new efforts to improve services for the homeless, Portland's struggling s...
Eileen Brady, a co-founder of New Seasons Markets, continues to move toward challenging Mayor Sam Adams in the May 2012 primary.More than a month after first announcing her interest in the race, Brady says she's had conversations with Gov....
A bill to limit penalties for graphic pictures hits a snag.
Among the many new laws the Oregon Legislature is
considering this session, a revision to penalties for “sexting” between
teenagers is proving unexpectedly contentious.
Senate Bill 678 would
It often seems that the only thing more common than coffee shops on Portland street corners are neighborhood nail salons.
It’s a domain of
manicures, pedicures and shellac, and it’s populated by
Among the small-ticket items in the Portland Water Bureau's budget that tick off grumpy ratepayers are the city's many decorative fountains, which the Water Bureau has maintained under a longstanding agreement with city parks officials.
That cost to ratepayers is such a frequent source of grumbling, it rated a mention in Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade's More
What earmarks might Portland’s 2011-12 budget include?
Mayor Sam Adams is supposed to introduce his proposed city budget this week for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The majority of
Portland’s $391 million discretionary general-fund budget,
Tomorrow, WW issues its endorsements for the two money measures from Portland Public Schools on the May ballot. The first is a $548 million construction bond to rebuild nine schools and update all of the remaining 76 schools in the district, Oregon's largest. The second measure renews and expands an existing operating levy that currently generates about $40 million a year to support PPS. If voters...
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith this evening introduces two versions of next year's budget. Both versions of the budget will include significant cuts owing to the $40 million decline in state revenue for PPS. But one budget—the one based on the possibility that voters will reject the local option levy in May—will make far deeper cuts. If the levy passes, PPS will have to ma...
A proposal to strengthen independent oversight of water and sewer rates is circulating in Portland City Hall, but at least one city commissioner is deeply skeptical.
The proposal comes from Dave Johnson, a former member of the Portland Utility Review Board, the existing city-sanctioned volunteer panel that is supposed to offer independent oversight of Portland's water and sewer rates. PURB, the...