Nervous Bob Stacey Supporters Watch Tight Race at Rontoms


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  Awaiting the results in the close race for Metro president tonight with candidate Bob Stacey were about 200 nervous supporters in the dimly lit, normally laid-back Rontoms bar on East Burnside Street. At 8:30 pm, KGW reported that Stacey took 57 percent of the vote in Multnomah County, which pleased Stacey—the former executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. “This ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jacob Pierce

The Metro President’s Race: Bob Stacey vs. Tom Hughes


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  After combining to raise more than $1 million in their bids to be the next president of Metro, Bob Stacey and Tom Hughes will learn tonight who’s the winner. And what are Stacey (top photo) and Hughes (bottom photo) trying to win? The chance to be president of the only elected regional government in the country—a government whose purview covers about 1.5 million people ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Say Sayonara to Metro's Proposed Convention Center Hotel


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Barring a last-minute miracle, Metro, City of Portland and Multnomah County leaders will pull the plug Monday morning on the latest chapter in the long-running effort to finance a so-called "headquarters hotel" next to the Oregon Convention Center. Speaking on background, sources familiar with the decision-making process say that the hotel is dead unless Mayor-elect Sam Adams produces a previously ...   More
 
Saturday, December 6, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Still On Life-Support: Metro Punts on HQ Hotel


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Metro was scheduled to vote on whether to move forward with the long-planned but never built "headquarters hotel" today. Tourism boosters continue to cling to hopes of finding a way to finance a 600-room hotel adjacent to the Metro-owned Oregon Convention Center. But instead of the council addressing the issue, Metro Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan booted the decision four months into ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Auditor Unimpressed with Fleet Management


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Metro Auditor Suzanne Flynn released today a review (PDF) at how efficiently the regional government uses its 94-vehicle fleet (we thought everybody at Metro took public transit?). The results were pretty routine: the agency could do a better job. But here's one noteworthy section about the Oregon Zoo, which uses more vehicles than any other part of Metro: The Zoo did not track mileage, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

BREAKING: Boss of Oregon Convention Center, Schnitz, Expo Center Under Fire


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The man responsible for running some of the city's largest venues—the Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and the Expo Center—is in the crosshairs of Metro Council President David Bragdon, the man who approves his budget. But through an unusual governing structure, Bragdon lacks the authority to fire him. David Woolson is the Chief Executive Officer ...   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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