City Hall: Commissioner Fritz Will Seek a Second Term


Commissioner Amanda Fritz announced this morning she will seek a second term next year on Portland's City Council even though Portlanders voted last November to kill public-campaign finance, a cornerstone of Fritz's previous bids to win a council seat.Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse, will make her formal declaration at a lunchtime panel at the Oregon Nurses Association's statewide convention today."I ...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: The Agenda Behind the Agenda, April 6

Portland City Hall March 30

Portland City Council is full this morning with students and education activists to hear Mayor Sam Adams' "State of Education" report.  Also on the council agenda is the city's tree code, a tax-credit program for businesses that create job-shadowing opportunities for teenagers, a scholarship program to send high-school graduates to community college, Commissioner Dan Saltzman's new technology ...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Parking Plan

Portland City Hall in January

In a 4-0 vote with Commissioner Nick Fish absent on vacation, City Council today approved the parking plan for the streets around Jeld-Wen Field formerly known as PGE Park.That plan, which Mayor Sam Adams introduced as an emergency ordinance, calls for expanding the hours for paid parking around the revamped stadium on Portland Timbers game nights and increasing the hourly rates from $1.60 to $3.50 ...   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by

City Hall: Parking Plan for Jeld-Wen Field Goes Sideways

Portland City Council March 16

Mayor Sam Adams' emergency parking plan for the area around the stadium formerly known as PGE Park went out the window this afternoon at City Hall. (Obscure, hard-to-follow pun intended. In case you haven't heard, the new name of the stadium is Jeld-Wen Field for the Oregon window and door company.)Anyway, the proposal to raise parking-meter rates from $1.60 to $3.50 an hour and to extend those hours ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Proponents of Publicly Funded Campaigns Admit Defeat in Portland

Heather Stuart, spokeswoman for the "Yes" on Measure 26-108 campaign to continue publicly funded political campaigns in Portland, issued the following statement around noon acknowledging defeat in yesterday's election: The Friends of Voter-Owned Elections—representing more than 60 organizations and thousands of Portlanders— is obviously disappointed by the loss of Measure 26-108 to retain ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Now More Accessible

If you happened by City Hall about five months ago, you might have witnessed Commissioner Amanda Fritz wheeling outside the building in a wheelchair. Fritz did that as part of an effort to experience what it's like for disabled residents to get access to public spaces in Portland. Now there's new evidence City Hall is taking those access issues seriously. New chairs reserved for disabled residents ...   More
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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