Lies and money are flowing fast in the bitter war over Portland’s tap water. Here’s the unfiltered truth.
Portland’s hidden treasure lies nearly 50 miles east of the city, ringed by Douglas fir and protected by gates and guards.
Bull Run Lake, a rain-fed oval nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, suppl
Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-East Portland) keeps finding money to help people walk safely at the eastern edge of the city.
Fagan and Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (D-East Portland) announced this morning they have secured $1.9 million in state funding to install flashing beacons at 18 crosswalks. They urged Portland City Council to contribute its own funding.
A new city audit of Portland Streetcar says City Hall is breaking state law in how it allows the streetcar's private operator to control public money. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade also says the city has never made a strategic plan to fit the streetcar into its larger transportation spending, since creating the streetcar system in 1995.
Jim Francesconi is taking his jobs pitch to television.
The former city commissioner, running to for Multnomah County Chair, has made job creation the central issue of his campaign against Deborah Kafoury. (They are competing to replace Marissa Madrigal, who stepped in after her former boss, then-Chair Jeff Cogen, resigned in September.)
The water and sewer bills Portlanders pay do more than cover the cost of city utilities. Every year, the City of Portland’s Water and Environmental Services bureaus divert millions of dollars into the city's budget to cover the cost of services and to help pay for the operations of other departments.Money from utility bills into is fanned out into places as far-reaching as the m...