Mayor Charlie Hales shuffles the city bureaus—and commissioners have to deal.
Nick Fish looked shaken. Amanda Fritz was horrified. Steve
Novick told bicycle jokes in the lobby. And Dan Saltzman left early,
pleased as punch.
city commissioners had just learn
How to seduce a Canadian sailor in this depleted fleet week.
Today, the national debt standoff finally hits us where we live: boinking sailors.
The annual Fleet Week
celebrations—the docking of the U.S. Navy with all available Portland
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales scrambled the balance of power at City Hall with surprising bureau assignments this afternoon.
Hales officially distributed city bureaus today, after his office ran all 27 of them for the past five months. And as has been rumored for weeks, he shook up City Hall by giving no commissioner the same responsibilities they had before Hales took office.&nbs...More
Fritz refuses to sign city statement conceding reserviors must go underground
Portland City Council is preparing to announce on Monday that it will comply with federal demands to disconnect or cover its open reservoirs, WW has learned. But, as with Mayor Charlie Hales' city budget, the announcement has one holdout: City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who has refused to go along.
The city has been appealing for more time to meet U.S. Envi...
The final spending tallies on the battle over Ballot Measure 26-151 show the pro-fluoride campaign outspent opponents nearly 3-to-1—and still lost by 20 percent of the vote in the May 21 special election.
Hales pledges to fight panhandling downtown. It’s not clear how he wins.
No matter where he travels, the street kid known as Kidd always knows where he wants to end up.
With a ragged goatee
and barely as tall as a sidewalk mailbox, Kidd, who is in his early 20s,