Under fire from inside and outside City Hall for his sweep of campsites from Portland sidewalks, Mayor Charlie Hales held a meeting today to discuss housing for homeless families and mentoring programs for street kids.
For the past three weeks, Hales and the Portland Police Bureau have conducted a crackdown on sidewalk camping—a sweep More
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NewsUPDATE, 1:44 pm: City Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees the transportation bureau, says he and Mayor Charlie Hales are having "discussions" about how the sidewalk sweep is being conducted."I talked with the Mayor last week," Novick writes WW, "and I agreed that people can't use the public sidewalks as their personal property. We're having ongoing discussion...
Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis blistered Portland Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon over his effort to place a 140-foot Portland emergency communications tower on a beloved Gresham butte called Walters Hill.
"I asked Mayor Hales by letter, email, and phone call to please slow down his thundering bureaucracy and consider partnering with us t...
Starting in Chapman Square, they move to a secret list of locations.
The Portland Police Bureau began to sweep out homeless people living on downtown sidewalks this morning, starting in Chapman Square and moving to a undisclosed list of locations they've been monitoring for weeks.
The sweep reveals Mayor Charlie Hales' latest tactic in More
UPDATE: Police make five arrests in sidewalk sweep
Portland Police are issuing citations and making arrests in at least three quadrants of the city today, extending their sidewalk sweep of homeless camps well beyond downtown and its aggressive street kids.