Ted Wheeler Holds Closed-Door Event in Portland Business Alliance Building


Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler, making his first foray into city of Portland politics, may need to brush up on his history lessons.This afternoon at 5:30, the Portland mayoral candidate is scheduled to meet with potential donors at an invitation-only "confidential briefing" in a conference room across from the Portland Business Alliance's downtown office. In a letter, Wheeler invited potential ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Murmurs: No McMenamins with a Superfund View

Portlanders’ 2016 ballots may be crowded with tax measures. Portland Public Schools officials are crunching numbers to figure out how much property owners will have to pay to rebuild Benson, Madison   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Mayor Charlie Hales Proposes "Demolition Tax"


Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to charge developers a $25,000 flat tax every time they tear down a perfectly good single-family home to build a bigger home in its place. The goal, he says, is to discourage residential demolitions while also generating a new revenue stream to support Portland's housing investment fund."Keeping those old houses that are still in good condition has a strong public ...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Ted Wheeler Collects Donations, Including Some from Charlie Hales' Supporters


Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who announced last week that he's running for Portland mayor, has a long way to go to catch up with Mayor Charlie Hales' overall fundraising.Hales so far this year has raised $110,000 and spent about $80,000. Wheeler has raised far less. But since he hasn't spent much yet, he has about as much cash on hand—nearly $30,000.What's interesting about Wheeler's ...   More
Monday, September 14, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

VIDEO: Ted Wheeler Finds Something Nice to Say About Charlie Hales


Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler has spent the week throwing shade at Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.Wheeler announced Wednesday he’s challenging Hales for mayor in the May 2016 primary. “It’s not so much Charlie Hales, it’s the issues that I’m looking at,” Wheeler said in a Tuesday conversation with WW's editorial staff. He then proceeded to list all the ways he felt Hales had failed, from reducing ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2015 WW Staff

Ted Wheeler is Running for Portland Mayor


State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will announce today that he's challenging incumbent Mayor Charlie Hales in next May’s primary election. And in an interview with WW on Tuesday, he said his top priorities will include confronting a homelessness "crisis on the streets of our city," restoring public trust in city government and creating additional economic opportunity for Portlanders.Wheeler, 53, ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WW Staff

Trade Union Leader Says Mayor Charlie Hales' Dinner Excuse "Not True At All"

Email, voicemail undercut mayors claim he never planned to attend dinner.


Last week, WW reported that the Oregon Building Trades Council had excluded Mayor Charlie Hales from its 75th anniversary dinner on Aug. 21.In political and labor circles, the dinner was a big deal, with numerous elected officials and labor union leaders and members attending. Hales attended the group’s cocktail party that evening but left before the Council’s 75th anniversary banquet. At the ...   More
Thursday, September 3, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

No Poking!

Multnomah County juvenile detention officials responded this week after learning they had employed a former Portland Public Schools teacher who allegedly poked a PPS colleague “in, on or around”   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Auditor: Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick Violated Lobbying Code

Mary Hull Caballero issues warnings to both for failing to record meeting with Uber lobbyists on public calendars.


Portland's independently elected auditor, Mary Hull Caballero, issued warnings to Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick on Tuesday, saying the two city leaders had violated city code by failing to record on their public calendars a December 2014 meeting with Uber lobbyists at the home of political consultant-turned-lobbyist Mark Wiener."The failure to record the meeting on your public calendar ...   More
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Ted, Get Your Tool Belt

Organized labor and Democratic politicians have long held each other in a warm embrace. But the 2016 political season is beginning with fractiousness. Trade unions, angered by congressional Democrats   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WWeek News Staff


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