As Portland officials continue searching for a way to fund crumbling streets and build missing sidewalks, the City Council is scheduled this week to send a tax measure to voters: a $68 million property-tax bond to fund repairs in city parks. More
Gov. John Kitzhaber has shaken up his public-relations staff: His top spokeswoman is gone from his office in the midst of a re-election campaign.
Nkenge Harmon Johnson has left her job as Kitzhaber's communications director just six months after she was hired. Officials from the governor's office won't discuss her departure, or who is replacing her.
Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.
Mayor Charlie Hales says he wants Portland to stand as a leader in making room for the “sharing economy.”
That’s one reason he
has championed rewriting city rules to legalize the operations
A native Portlander talks about his (so far) lonely effort to recall the mayor and a city commissioner.
Ray Horton is fed up.
Like a lot of
Portlanders, he resents the idea that households might have to pay a
$144-per-year fee to pave streets. And he’s irritated by what he views
as the high-ha
City Commissioner Steve Novick wrote a mass email this week to employees at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, reasserting his commitment to raising $50 million a year for road repair with a "street fee."
In the July 7 email, Novick pledges his dedicat...