Will New City Council Oversight of Capital Budgets Mean More Bioswales for Bikes?


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Remember the whole "contract savings" debacle at City Hall after Mayor Sam Adams jumpstarted the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 with $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services? How could you not? The bioswales-for-bicycle-boulevards funding scheme generated confusion among city employees and some residents, who railed against the mayor's plan in letters-to-the-editor in The Oregonian ...   More
 
Friday, August 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Sewer Money for Bikes: Mayor's "Contract Savings" Decline Again


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A 5-0 council vote today to increase a City of Portland construction contract by $4 million had an unspoken downside: The additional spending approved today will further diminish the potential "contract savings" in the city's sewer budget that Mayor Sam Adams allocated back in February to the Bicycle Plan for 2030 . This isn't the first time the price tag on the $19 million winning bid for this ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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