The initial returns for Measure 26-108, Portland's test of public support to continue public campaign financing, suggest the city's five-year experiment with giving tax dollars to candidates for mayor, city commissioner and auditor is likely to end.
Mayor Sam Adams began today's discussion of "flexible" neighborhood spending with a caveat, telling his City Hall colleagues he didn't want his new budget exercise to "inflame inaccurately people's concerns about geographic equity."
Here's the basic premise of what Adams is talking about: T...
Mayor Sam Adams and Portland city commissioners will meet tomorrow for a budget "retreat" at City Hall. And one topic up for discussion is a real head-scratcher—it's called "flexible neighborhood spending."