City May Award Parking Contract to Nashville Firm


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One of the biggest questions hanging over downtown Portland is how City Hall would deal with a sticky, big-dollar problem: who would get the contract to manage six city-owned Smart Park garages. In 2003, the city awarded the business to the Schlesinger family's Star Park and a consortium of minority chambers of commerce. In so doing, the city ended the 18-year stranglehold by the Goodman ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Downtown Parking Contract Protest Deadline Looms


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Last week the Portland Bureau of Transportation issued some startling news: that it intended to award the contract to manage nearly 4,000 city-owned parking spots in six city-owned garages to a Nashville firm, Central Parking System. That news came as an unpleasant jolt to the city's dominant parking company, the Goodman family's City Center Parking, which controls a majority of parking garages ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall: Adams Delays Hearing on Controversial Parking Contract


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Mayor Sam Adams abruptly shifted direction today on a controversial contract to manage six city-owned Smart Park garages. Adams' spokesman Roy Kaufmann told WW this afternoon that the scheduled June 30 council hearing on the $10 million annual contract has been postponed indefinitely for "additional due diligence" to address concerns. Adams oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation, which ...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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