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...
Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.
Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.
Francisco-based online startup laid out two tables lined with trays of
bagels, brownies and blueberry muffins. It invit