Sisters Of The Road Opposes New Sidewalk Proposal


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Sisters of the Road community organizer Brendan Phillips raised concerns in this interview we ran in this week's WW about Mayor Sam Adams' sidewalk plan for downtown Portland, the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District. And now this afternoon, Sisters announced in this statement [PDF] that it opposes the mayor's proposal because the advocacy group says it would "unfairly target people experiencing homelessness ...   More
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010 HANK STERN

City Hall Protesters Demand More Housing Money. Fritz Laments There Isn't Any.


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Speaking to a crowd of about 50 protesters outside City Hall demanding safe and affordable housing, city Commissioner Amanda Fritz said this afternoon there simply wasn't enough money in the budget to do everything the demonstrators want. "The sad fact is, there isn't any money," Fritz said in response to protesters' call to restore money for the city's neighborhood inspections program and for ...   More
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Peter Griffin

Sidewalk Plan Returns to Council This Thursday. So Will The Plan's Opponents.


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Sisters of the Road organizers are gearing up to give the City Council another earful this week on the proposed sidewalk management plan [PDF]. The plan comes up again this Thursday at 3 pm at City Council, which last week delayed a vote on the plan to review whether it would limit free speech. Here's what Sisters wants its supporters to do between now and Thursday: 1) Contact Commissioners ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Peter Griffin

City Council Postpones Vote On New Sidewalk Rules; Opponents Continue Protests


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As promised, Sisters of the Road led a "sidewalk parade" through downtown Portland this afternoon to protest the sidewalk management plan proposed by Mayor Sam Adams. The 30-person march began in Old Town at Sisters of the Road Cafe, the source of several vocal opponents of the mayor's plan. It ended at City Hall, where City Council held a public meeting to review the emergency ordinance behind the ...   More
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 Peter Griffin

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