Neighbors Furious Water Bureau Selling Multnomah Village Land for Infill Housing

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The Portland Water Bureau has been deluged with angry ratepayers fomenting a coup over high utility bills. Now the bureau is taking more heat—for selling unused land in an effort to lower rates.Members of the Multnomah Neighborhood Association want the city to cancel the sale of three-quarters of an acre around a decommissioned water tank in the 8700 block of Southwest 42nd Avenue. As WW first ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

How Nick Fish Broke Rank with Charlie Hales' Plan for Sidewalk Sweeps and Food Carts

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City Commissioner Nick Fish has watched how Mayor Charlie Hales has been treating the homeless, and he’s not happy. Hales took the city Housing Bureau out of Fish’s management portfolio in June—and since then has cracked down on campsites on city sidewalks. Fish broke his silence last night by offering a lengthy statement to The Portland Mercury criticizing Hales' sidewalk sweep. He also spoke ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Nick Fish Still Stumping for Parks Bond

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Even though Portland Parks & Recreation has cancelled plans for a bond measure on this November's ballot, City Commissioner Nick Fish keeps reminding voters the idea will come back soon.At his opening address for the Pearl District's new dog-oriented Fields Park this afternoon, Fish put in a plug for a future bond—urging the assembled crowd to support the parks system "at budget time, at bond ...   More
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 AARON MESH

Fish Will Try to Amend Apartment Parking Rules on Thursday

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City Commissioner Nick Fish is wading into the apartments-without-parking controversy, proposing a compromise between the multiple factions arguing over how many parking spaces developers should be required to build on large apartment buildings.Fish will introduce an amendment at the April 4 City Council hearing on new requirements for on-site parking at apartment projects. His change would swap out ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

At Hales' Victory Party, Well Wishers and A Tool Belt for the Work Ahead

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Before the line of well-wishers began giving him hugs, before any results were announced, Portland Mayor-elect Charlie Hales had scheduled a meeting with outgoing Mayor Sam Adams. "I'll be meeting with the mayor tomorrow at 1:30," Hales told WW shortly before 8 pm at his election-night party at Holocene.Minutes later, the first wave of election results showing Hales' decisive victory over Rep. Jefferson ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 AARON MESH

(UPDATED) Parks Bureau Proposes Closing All Park Restrooms As Part of Mandatory Cuts

While tentative, the budget cut proposal paints a nasty picture for Portland's park system.

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UPDATE: The Parks Budget Advisory Committee released its slightly revised list of proposed cuts Thursday afternoon. Notable changes include moving the closure of Hillside Community Center to the 6 percent-cut scenario and the cut to parks workers into the worst-case scenario.It’s possible that next August, when families flock to Portland’s parks to play, picnic and cool off, they may have to use ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Most Protesters Gone, Park Cleanup Underway; Fences Up Soon (Updated)

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Wearing face masks and latex gloves, Portland police and parks bureau employees after daylight began cleaning up the remnants of the Occupy Portland camps at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares. Most protesters had left by 9:30 am. ---Parks & Recreation Bureau Commissioner Nick Fish says he has no estimates yet as to what it will cost to repair turf damage at the parks, which weeks of camping have left ...   More
 
Sunday, November 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

City Says Occupy Camp Needs To Clean Up—Or Else (Updated)

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Portland City Hall is taking steps that will likely accelerate a confrontation with the Occupy Portland camp one block away. ---Yesterday, the Bureau of Development Services, which is responsible for building code enforcement and answers to Commissioner Dan Saltzman, sent a notice of code violations to Portland Parks & Recreation, which is responsible for maintaining the land on which Occupy Portland ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 COREY PEIN

Fish Says It's Time to End the Occupation of Lownsdale and Chapman Squares

Ends City Parks Bureau's support for Occupy Portland camp

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City Commissioner Nick Fish has pulled his Parks and Recreation employees out of the Occupy Portland camp out of concern for their safety, leaving the Occupiers with no public toilets, no trash pickup and no park security.---Fish tells WW the damage to Chapman and Lownsdale squares has gone too far, and city employees have found that Occupy campers have cut down branches from the historic elms.  ...   More
 
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Hannah Hoffman

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