Murmurs: Working at the Water Bureau: More Dangerous Than the Fire Bureau

Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady continues her torrid fundraising—she’s brought in $486,000 to Charlie Hales’ $294,000 and Jefferson Smith’s $171,000. But Brady returned two contributions this w   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Four City Labor Unions Say They Won't Endorse Any Candidate for Mayor (Updated)


Four large local unions, representing 2,000 city of Portland employees, say they looked at the candidates for mayor and have decided who they want to endorse: none of the above.The unions, including those representing police and firefighters, say they're still looking for an acceptable candidate. The unions made a joint announcement on Thursday, endorsing Steve Novick and Mary Nolan for two City Council ...   More
Thursday, December 15, 2011 COREY PEIN

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor


The city's largest business group, the Portland Business Alliance, has endorsed Eileen Brady to replace Mayor Sam Adams.J. Isaac, the chair of the PBA board of directors, said in a Tuesday press release that Brady supports the alliance’s jobs agenda and improving the economy by creating private-sector jobs.“Eileen Brady will bring a fresh perspective as well as a business perspective to City Hall,” ...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Police Chief Mike Reese Is Looking At a Run For Mayor of Portland


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese is strongly considering running for mayor in 2012, and he's telling associates he could announce his candidacy as soon as this week, WW has learned.Three sources who have spoken directly with Reese about his plans tell WW that Reese has decided to seek to replace Mayor Sam Adams, the man who elevated him to the top police job last year. Adams has said he won't run for ...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Running Out the Meter

Who among the city hall hopefuls has best avoided the parking patrol?

City Hall
Public records offer clues about what politicians are really like. Do they pay their bills, vote or license their dogs? And what about parking tickets? All the major City Hall candidates have them an   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Pedaling By Her Own Rules

A 2003 police report says Eileen Brady told an officer to back off because she had ‘close friends’ at city hall.

Eight years ago, Eileen Brady ignored a police officer’s order to walk her bike through Tom McCall Waterfront Park.   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read Eileen Brady's 2003 Letter to Sam Adams Following Her Exclusion from Tom McCall Waterfront Park


As WW reported in today's print edition, Portland police excluded Eileen Brady from Tom McCall Waterfront Park in June 2003 for 30 days after she ignored an officer's order that she walk her bike through Rose Festival crowds. According to the police report, Brady, who's now running for mayor, reacted angrily and tried to get the officer to back off, telling him she had three "close friends" on the ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Campaign Cash Trail

Financial reports for the mayor’s race show key differences between Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady.

Even the joyless, pitiful souls who spent this summer paying attention to a City Hall election...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 COREY PEIN


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