City Commissioner Nick Fish: I Won't Stand For Using Water, Sewer Bills To Collect the Mayor's Street Fee


If Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are going to collect a $138-a-year street fee from Portland households, the most obvious place to charge residents is on their water and sewer bills.Hales said at today's press conference debuting the street fee that he and Novick were considering utility bills as a possible means of collection. "Another reason for the yearlong buildup here ...   More
Thursday, May 22, 2014 AARON MESH

New PBOT Director is Leah Treat from Chicago

UPDATE: Treat helped instate Alta Bike Share at both of her previous posts.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation has hired a new director: Leah Treat, the chief of staff in Chicago's transportation department. City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Treat's hiring this morning in an email to Portland transportation bureau staff.Treat, 42, served as chief of staff to Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe Klein starting in 2010. Before that, she was the finance manager ...   More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Transportation Bureau May Shift Cost of Leaf Pickup to Garbage Bill

Mayor Sam Adams is preparing Portlanders to accept a new fee on their garbage bills to pay for leaf pickup -- a service traditionally paid for with the general transportation operating budget of Portland's Bureau of Transportation. Meantime, the Public Utility Review Board, a volunteer group that advises City Council, has already raised questions about the proposed surcharge, which could go into ...   More
Friday, October 23, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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