Adams to Wheeler: I'll Fund The Sellwood Bridge, If You Support The Convention Center Hotel


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Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler got a response from Mayor Sam Adams today on whether the city would help the county get federal matching funds to replace the Sellwood Bridge, as Wheeler proposed in March [PDF]. The City Council has now had six weeks to consider that request. According to Wheeler, who met Tuesday afternoon with Adams, the mayor told the county chairman he would support funding ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Swing Vote Saltzman Wavering On Soccer/Baseball Deal


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman walked into last week's hearing at City Hall on Portland's controversial stadium-building deal with Merritt Paulson prepared to offer a new amendment calling for a 120-day "time out" on Mayor Sam Adams' rushed deal. Instead, out of "deference to the mayor," Saltzman says he withheld the amendment on the city's deal with Paulson, owner of the Timbers soccer team ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Sam Adams Finds A Bike Friend


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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

Sam Adams' Latest Low-Paying "Job"


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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

Metro and Multnomah County: Go Slow on HQ Hotel


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After Mayor Sam Adams recently jump-started the on-again, off-again quest for a headquarters hotel, the next step in the 20-year-long process is supposed to be a vote by July 1 by the City of Portland, Metro, and Multnomah County. The question each of those three governments must decide? Whether to proceed with the spending of $12 million to generate design drawings and a firm price for the proposed ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Realtors Sue City Over Change in Business Tax


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On a day when millions of Americans are reluctantly paying their taxes, two Portland real estate brokers filed a lawsuit (PDF) against the City of Portland, claiming that a 2008 City ordinance illegally imposed a business license tax on them — and by extension, the 3,000 or so other brokers who do business in Portland. The two, Beth Proctor (who works for Windermere Cronin & Caplan) ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rose Quarter "Open House": Adams as Phil Donahue


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The "open house" at the leftbank project about the city's proposal to revamp the Rose Quarter for a new Triple-A baseball stadium, an entertainment district, a Nike museum and a small theater, brought out dozens of Portlanders last night to vent their anger about the destruction of Memorial Coliseum. To manage the anger, Mayor Sam Adams rolled up his sleeves and wandered through the crowd of ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Interested in Clean Energy? Go Here


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Remember when clean, alternative energies for the future were a fairly big concern, back before the current economic deathmatch began and clean energy opponents seized on the freefall to say now's not the time to change our approach? The nonprofit Focus the Nation is coming to Portland to remind you that the time is now for cleaner energy. Founded in 1999 by Portland's own Green House Network, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Mayor Sam Adams' Latest DC Trip


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[youtube -RYOSdEnHPM] The last time Mayor Sam Adams went to Washington D.C., he had to cut his trip short. Last week, the mayor returned to Washington on a lobbying trip and he took a video camera with him. Excerpts here include Adams talking with Reps. David Wu and Peter DeFazio (both D-Ore.) — unlike some Dems, two pols apparently OK with being in the same frame as the mayor — and ...   More
 
Monday, April 6, 2009 HANK STERN

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