Murmurs: A Hipster Dividend

No, Portland’s proposed “density bonus” is not a cash handout to you for tolerating an increasingly crowded city. It’s a series of new incentives City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants to give d   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WW Editorial Stall

Activists Call for City to Use All Airbnb Tax Dollars on Affordable Housing

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As Portland City Council moves forward on a plan to legalize some short-term home rentals and collect taxes from online broker Airbnb, activists and nonprofits are calling on City Hall to dedicate all of those new tax dollars to affordable housing. City Council this morning cleared the way for a July 30 vote to approve a rule change that will permit Portland to do something no other city in America ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AARON MESH

Neighborhood Foes Say Airbnb Will Squeeze Out Affordable Housing


Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb announced March 26 it had struck an unprecedented deal with Portland city officials to collect lodging taxes in exchange for legalizing short-term rentals. Even skeptics said it looked like a good compromise.Those neighborhood association leaders have changed their mind.The Rose City Park Neighborhood Association on Wednesday sent Portland planning officials a ...   More
Thursday, April 3, 2014 AARON MESH


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