Charlie Hales Lived in Washington State for Tax Purposes from 2004 to 2009

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Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales has acknowledged to WW that from 2004 to 2009 he was a Washington state resident for tax purposes, and that he moved his residence to Portland only last year.Hales confirmed his past tax status in response to questions from WW about public records that document his ties to Washington state even after he and his wife, Nancy, purchased a home in Southeast Portland ...   More
 
Monday, June 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Parking Plan

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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: Now Weirder Than Your Last Family Reunion


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It was billed as a hearing to discuss the Bureau of Environmental Services' 2010-2011 budget, but the talk at City Hall this afternoon quickly devolved into an episode reminiscent of a dysfunctional family meeting. Topic No. 1: Mayor Sam Adams' decision to take $20 million from BES's budget to help fund the Bicycle Plan for 2030. Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who manages BES, opened the talk by ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: New Questions on Sewer Money for Bike Boulevards


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Mayor Sam Adams' decision to take $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services to support the Bicycle Plan for 2030 is a done deal; City Council voted 5-0 on March 17 to approve the idea. Now the question is where to spend the money. And if that seems like an easy set of decisions to make, well, that's not the case in Portland. Adams, committed to promoting "equity" in spending across ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

What Mayoral Staffers Make


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Public outcry over the $800,000 paid to the city manager in tiny Bell, Calif., is prompting greater scrutiny of city employees' wages across the country. The good news is no such extraordinary excess exists in the mayor's office of Portland City Hall. But despite shedding several jobs in his office this summer, Mayor Sam Adams has 25 employees and one vacancy for a full-time police liaison. ...   More
 
Friday, August 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: You Spent Our Money on What?


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Last year, WW took a look at how City Hall was spending Portland taxpayers' money by poring over expense-account reports from Mayor Sam Adams and city commissioners. In what became a semi-regular tradition, WW took another look at City Hall's expense reports in March and found Adams' expense account had an $18.90 charge at Spartacus Leathers. The charge was for a Halloween-style mask for a masquerade ...   More
 
Friday, September 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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