Michael Jordan, Oregon's Former Chief Operating Officer, Hired to Run City's Bureau of Environmental Services

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City Commissioner Nick Fish this morning said he's hired Michael Jordan, the state of Oregon's former chief operating officer, to head the Bureau of Environmental Services. Fish announced the hire in email to all BES employees. Jordan replaces Dean Marriott, the longtime BES chief whom Fish forced out earlier this year after cost overruns on a a BES construction project. Jordan brings his own baggage ...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cover Oregon Fallout Continues: High Level State IT Official Alleges State Committed 'Illegal Actions'

Tort claim notice accuses Oregon's former chief operating officer Michael Jordan of illegality, retaliation

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The slow-motion disaster formerly known as Cover Oregon continues to reverberate through state government. Lawmakers voted to abolish the state's ill-fated online health insurance exchange recently, folding it into another state agency after Oregon spent $300 million of federal money on a website that never functioned. Now a top state information technology official named Julie Bozzi has filed a tort ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. Kate Brown, While Calling For Greater Government Integrity, Is Still Targeting Whistleblowers

A continuing Oregon State Police investigation into email leaks is "chilling."

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Since taking office Feb. 18, Gov. Kate Brown has publicly made honest and open government a top priority. She has introduced three bills aimed at tightening Oregon's lax approach to government ethics, and she has  promised a thorough audit of how state agencies respond to requests for public records. Last night, Brown got a warm shout-out from MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who applauded a voter ...   More
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Department of Administrative Services Director Michael Jordan Resigns: Updated

State's chief operating officer ordered criminal investigation into publication of Kitzhaber emails.

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Michael Jordan, the director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, abruptly announced his resignation to agency staff this morning. Jordan, who is in effect the state's chief operating officer, made what observers believe was a career-ending choice the morning of Feb. 18 when he ordered a criminal investigation by the Oregon State Police into how WW obtained personal emails from former ...   More
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Hires Metro's Michael Jordan to Be Oregon's Chief Operating Officer

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 One day after announcing he was bringing Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson into his cabinet, Gov. John Kitzhaber revealed today he is reaching into Metro to hire that agency's chief operating officer.The Democratic governor is hiring long-time Metro chief operating officer Michael Jordan to become Oregon's first chief operating officer. Jordan, who's been Metro's COO since 2003, will ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 HANK STERN

Still On Life-Support: Metro Punts on HQ Hotel


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Metro was scheduled to vote on whether to move forward with the long-planned but never built "headquarters hotel" today. Tourism boosters continue to cling to hopes of finding a way to finance a 600-room hotel adjacent to the Metro-owned Oregon Convention Center. But instead of the council addressing the issue, Metro Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan booted the decision four months into ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Headquarters Hotel Delayed Again


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In a shocking breach of diligence, we have neglected to report that the long-proposed (20 years and counting) "headquarters hotel" that Mayor Sam Adams and others want to build adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center has been delayed (PDF) yet again. Proponents have struggled to find financing for the project and to convince skeptics that it makes sense. On June 30, Metro Chief Operating Officer ...   More
 
Friday, July 17, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Final (For Now) Nail in HQ Hotel's Coffin


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Metro Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan has "regretfully" filed [PDF] a "formal notice of termination" with the group hired to develop a "headquarters hotel" adjacent to Metro's Oregon Convention Center. This notice on Tuesday formalizes what elected officials had already concluded. But like dandelions, kudzu and Freddy Krueger, the proposed hotel —which has been in some stage of ...   More
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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