Portland Street Fee Would Create Big Bills for Other Local Governments

UPDATE: Mayor Charlie Hales says city won't collect fee until July 2015


Local government agencies are discovering the City of Portland plans to charge them what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars a year under Mayor Charlie Hales' proposed "street fee" plan.Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have for months been showing citizens the structure of the fee, which would charge households up to $12 a month and businesses much more. They've been less vocal about ...   More
Thursday, May 15, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland Parents Coalition Wants to See the New Teachers' Contract


The Portland Association of Teachers and Portland Public Schools have averted a strike with a tentative contract agreement, allowing Portland parents and officials to wipe their brows. "Hallelujah," Mayor Charlie Hales said in Portland City Hall this morning. "And it's a good contract. They deserve some sleep."But not everybody is happy.The Portland Parents Coalition—which earlier filed a complaint ...   More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Awkwardness Alert: Mayor Sam Adams, Plus Avel Gordly Discuss High-School Redesign

According to a fresh press release from Portland Public Schools, Mayor Sam Adams and former state Sen. Avel Gordly (who led the second failed effort to recall the mayor) will meet with Superintendent Carole Smith to discuss her proposed high-school redesign this evening. They won't be alone. Business and community-college leaders will also be at the public work session at 6 pm. But it is difficult ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

High School Redesign: Benson Students Protest Changes By Staging Walkout

Hundreds of students walked out of Benson Polytechnic High School this afternoon to protest the proposed high-school redesign released last night by Portland Public Schools' Superintendent Carole Smith. As WW reported last night, the long-awaited redesign would bring dramatic changes to Benson, the one school some in Portland assumed was safe from harm. As we learned last night, that's not ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Peter Griffin


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