Update Your Scorecard: Baseball In Lents Requires New $2 Million for Parks

Commissioner Randy Leonard went before the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area committee last night to tell the group the city wanted not $25 million from the tax-increment district, not $40 million, but $42 million. The new $2 million cost to taxpayers would be necessary, Leonard said, because the new baseball stadium Leonard and Mayor Sam Adams want to build in Lents would destroy a soccer ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

A Night With The Recall Sam Adams Campaign

There were three TV news vans out front of Nick's Coney Island restaurant Thursday evening by 5:30pm, a half hour before the first rally for the Recall Sam Adams political action committee. Too many bulky cameras, microphones, and stiff newscaster hair left the already tight Nick's easily packed by 6 pm. The bartenders were busy pouring beers, and TV newscasters were “testing testing ...   More
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Megan Brescini

Adams' Crash: Read The Police Report

If Mayor Sam Adams needed a reminder that it may be best to stay on his bike during his upcoming trip to Belgium, here it is: Portland Police this afternoon released a sergeant's report (PDF) about Adams' collision Sunday at Jantzen Beach that caused considerable damage to the mayor's pickup and two other vehicles. The report by North Precinct Sgt. Ron Berry says one witness reported smelling ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Maybe Brussels Bicyclists Will Rate Sam Adams Better Than Salem Democrats Do

Two interesting reports about Mayor Sam Adams' travels — or lack thereof — are out today. First, KATU aired this piece about four Democratic state senators — all representing pieces of Portland — saying the city of Portland (a.k.a. Mayor Sam Adams) hasn't driven down I-5 much to weigh in on issues in this legislative session. And then this morning, bikeportland reports ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 HANK STERN

Yoo-hoo, Any Exporters Out There? Sam Adams Wants to Hear From You

Mayor Sam Adams' new "international business" awards program has extended its application deadline for would-be "Exporters of the Year," "Service-Based Exporters of the Year" and "Global Traders of the Year " from May 1 to May 8, which suggests competition for the prizes (that Adams is supposed to announced publicly on May 19) is about as heated as the 2008 general election for mayor. The extension ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

A Preview of A Mayoral Recall Ad?

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Monday, May 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Mayor Refuses to Answer Questions About Beau Breedlove

Three months after Mayor Sam Adams held a tense press conference to apologize publicly for lying about the nature of his sexual relationship in 2005 with a then-teenage Beau Breedlove, a similar scene unfolded today in City Hall's third-floor Rose Room. The news of the day dealt with the same topic as on Jan. 20, even though Adams called this morning's news conference to discuss his proposed ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Adams Admission Reaction: Oregonian Scoop Leaves Leonard "Numb" (UPDATED with Adams comment)

This morning's Oregonian story about the relationship in 2005 between Mayor Sam Adams and then 17-year-old legislative intern Beau Breedlove advances the story in three important ways: 1. The O got Adams' cell-phone records, which show a level of communication that was earlier, more frequent and more driven by Adams (rather than Breedlove) than has previously been reported. 2. The O found, ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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