City Hall: Commissioners Leonard, Saltzman and Fritz Brawl over Fire Vehicles

Portland City Hall March 30

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A seemingly mundane discussion today at Portland City Hall about bonds related to a $72.4 million fire-equipment measure morphed into a verbal tussle over the planned purchase of four emergency vehicles.Those four emergency vehicles were part of the ballot measure that city voters narrowly approved last year to beef up emergency-response infrastructure in Portland. But, as Commissioners Amanda Fritz ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Collymore Concedes Multnomah County Race; Smith Thanks Supporters


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At 8:05 pm, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen took the microphone in a crowded bar to announce his aide, Karol Collymore, had lost the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the county commission. His conclusion came right after the first results showed Collymore losing to Loretta Smith 36 percent to 63 percent. "It was an amazing campaign; she did a phenomenal job," Cogen said ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall: Council Approves Mayor's Gun Plan


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Portland City Council this morning unanimously approved Mayor Sam Adams' five-point plan to control illegal guns and curb youth violence. Before voting yes, Commissioner Amanda Fritz said the council should review the stricter measures against illegal guns in a year to see if the new rules are, in fact, suppressing violence. But Fritz supported the measure saying, "We need to try some new things." Commissioner ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

The Newest Big Donors to Revived Portland Schools Campaign


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A week after the Portland School Board voted to refer a $548 million construction bond to the May ballot, fundraising for a long-dormant political action committee for schools has picked up considerably. In recent days, big-money donations have poured into the "Portlanders for Schools" committee, which supported the successful 2006 local-option levy for Portland Public Schools. Advocates resurrected ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Nick Fish is Stuck in New York and He Isn't Happy


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For those of us not lucky enough to travel on the holidays, here's an update on the vacation of one Portland city commissioner. Commissioner Nick Fish was scheduled to fly back to Portland with his wife and two children from New York last night after visiting his wife's mom in Westchester County. But as you might have read, snow has paralyzed travel in New York City and along the East Coast. ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Nick Fish is Stuck in New York and He Isn’t Happy


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Nick Fish is Stuck in New York and He Isn’t Happy 9:26 AM December 28th, 2010 by Hank Stern City Hall / News | Edit |  Email This Post |For those of us not lucky enough to travel on the holidays, here’s an update on the vacation of one Portland city commissioner.Commissioner Nick Fish was scheduled to fly back to Portland with ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Collymore Concedes Multnomah County Race; Smith Thanks Supporters


News
At 8:05 pm, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen took the microphone in a crowded bar to announce his aide, Karol Collymore, had lost the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the county commission. His conclusion came right after the first results showed Collymore losing to Loretta Smith 36 percent to 63 percent. “It was an amazing campaign; she did a phenomenal job,” ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Mayor-elect Sam Adams Blows Up PDC — And Why Nick Fish Is All Smiles About It


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The systematic dismantling of the city-owned Portland Development Commission took a major leap forward today. In perhaps the most consequential decision from his reorganization of the City that Works, Mayor-elect Sam Adams took away the Portland Development Commission's responsibilities for housing. And as a result, now gone are 42 of the agency's 209 employees (about 20 percent of the staff) ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

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


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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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