Who Are The Highest-Paid City of Portland Employees? New Salary Data For 9,000 City Workers


As promised in this week's print edition of WW, here is the compensation information for every city of Portland employee in the 2011 fiscal year. There are approximately 9,000 names in all; the list is broken up alphabetically. Use the quick links to navigate: Aaby-Brown | Brown-Doering | Doherty-Greinke | Greisen-Johnson | Johnson-Madison< | Madrigal-Ochs | Ocken-Sahli | Sahnow-Terzo | Sahnow-Terzo ...   More
Thursday, September 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

BREAKING NEWS: Adams Not Running For Re-Election as Portland Mayor (Updated)

Mayor Sam Adams

Portland Mayor Sam Adams won't run for re-election.Adams released a statement this afternoon—after WW first reported he wasn't going to seek a second term—announcing his decision not to run again.In an interview with WW this afternoon, Adams talks about his decision not to run for re-election. Listen below or download the MP3 here. WW has also learned ...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 COREY PEIN

Divining The Campaign Finance Entrails (Mayoral Edition)


It's way too early for normal people who have balance in their lives to pay any attention to the mayoral race.  And then there are reporters. The primary is 10 months away and incumbent Sam Adams has not even announced yet that he will be seeking reelection. Still, here are some interesting (to us) details about the money that announced candidates Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have raised.Largest ...   More
Monday, July 11, 2011

Charlie Hales Takes a Shot at Mayor Adams


In our lengthy interview with Mayoral Candidate Charlie Hales, the subject of hiring bureau chiefs came up.  Without mentioning any names, Hales fired a shot at Mayor Sam Adams' January promotion of his chief of staff Tom Miller, to become the head of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.  The $150,000 job involves the management of 700 people and Hales thinks that the lack of a search process ...   More
Saturday, July 2, 2011

City Hall: The Agenda Behind the Agenda, April 13

Portland City Council March 16

Topics on the agenda at Portland City Hall this morning include an update on the Bike Plan for 2030, a $105,000 pay claim, additional city funding for Hooper Detox and a $50,000 grant for Janus Youth Programs.Here's a breakdown:Bike Plan for 2030: More than a year ago, on Feb. 11, 2010, city officials led by Mayor Sam Adams approved a largely unfunded master plan for improving bike infrastructure in ...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Protesters Rally Against Portland's Participation in the JTTF


Despite the cancellation of today’s City Council hearing on whether Portland should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force, about 70 protesters still turned out at City Hall this afternoon to oppose the city’s participation in the JTTF. Chanting “No secrets, no spies, we want our civil rights” and carrying signs reading “Stop FBI Harassment,” protesters said participation in the ...   More
Thursday, March 10, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

City Hall: Council Votes 4-1 to Borrow Funds for Computer Upgrade

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

When City Council voted 4-1 yesterday to approve a funding plan to pay for computer upgrades at the Bureau of Development Services, Commissioner Amanda Fritz was the lone "no" vote. No surprise there—it's a position she's found herself in before, but the plan and its back story combine for a more interesting tale.The computer upgrading plan—to borrow $6.6 million secured by the city's general fund—comes ...   More
Thursday, March 10, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Vows to "Review" Display of Neil Goldschmidt Photo


After listening to a rousing one-hour presentation at City Hall devoted to the arts in Portland, Mayor Sam Adams this morning turned his attention to one troubling piece of public art in the city: the photo of former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt that still hangs in the entryway to the mayor's office. While Portland's mayor from 1973 to 1979, Goldschmidt sexually abused a minor named Elizabeth Dunham. Dunham ...   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

No Joint Terrorism Task Force Hearing This Thursday

Mayor Sam Adams

The wait will go on for City Council to decide whether Portland police should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.Mayor Sam Adams said today that there's not a draft proposed agreement yet ready between the city and the feds, so there will be no council hearing this Thursday, March 10 to take more public testimony on rejoining the JTTF .Adams said in a news release (PDF) that he, the council ...   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 HANK STERN

City Hall: Commissioner Fritz Pushes National Search for New Director

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Commissioner Amanda Fritz on Friday briefed reporters on the new initiative she'll spearhead in the coming months: Mayor Sam Adams' recently proposed Office of Equity. Fritz, a longtime neighborhood activist before she joined the City Council in January 2009, will oversee the new office, which is expected to merge with the three-year-old Office of Human Relations. Adams announced the new office just ...   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BETH SLOVIC


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