An aide to Mayor Charlie Hales says chief of staff Gail Shibley discriminated against him for being HIV-positive.
A staffer in Mayor Charlie Hales’ office has filed a state
civil rights complaint alleging that the mayor’s chief of staff, Gail
Shibley, pressured him into revealing that he is HIV-positive a
Mayor's chief of staff subject of civil rights complaint.
A staffer in Mayor Charlie Hales’ office has filed a state civil rights complaint alleging that the mayor’s chief of staff, Gail Shibley, pressured him into revealing that he is HIV-positive and then verbally harassed him because of his illness. In a complaint filed Jan. 14 with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, the staffer says Shibley called him a “skank” and said his previous ...
Former Hales aide was suspended for remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith
Former Portland mayoral aide Baruti Artharee earned notoriety and a suspension last summer for making suggestive remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith. Artharee, who was then public safety advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales, confirmed in a June 9 interview with WW that he made the remarks at a June 6, 2013 gathering at the Quartet Restaurant."I said, 'Here's our beautiful commissioner, Loretta ...
Mayor Charlie Hales is compiling of wish list of potential new taxes and fees to fund the cash-strapped Portland Bureau of Transportation. But he won't be calling any of them a "carbon tax." WW reported in November that Hales had ditched his proposed city carbon tax—a combination of gas tax and power utility tax—once a phone survey showed voters disliked it.Hales confirmed that decision to The ...
Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.
It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year,
and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent
Right 2 Dream Too—the
iconic homeless camp
UPDATE: Camp likely to reject offer, its lawyer says.
UPDATE, 5:30 pm: The lawyer for homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too says the camp is likely to turn down the warehouse site offered by Mayor Charlie Hales today. "It does not appear that the Hoyt Street option is a viable option," Mark Kramer says. "It would put Right 2 Dream Too out on the street in 15 months."Kramer tells WW he'll meet with the Right 2 Dream Too board tomorrow, but that he still believes ...
An aide mayor Hales said would help lead the Portland Harbor cleanup has a conflict.
Mayor Charlie Hales was hoping to make a big splash in the Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor.
In October, Hales
announced he had lured state Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) to
Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon fired the City of Portland's beleaguered finance chief, Jack D. Graham—saying ongoing quarrels over his handling of money are distracting the city. "I want this city to do its work without distraction," Hales said this afternoon in a statement. "Controversies involving [the Office of Management and Finance] have become a distraction. As the commissioner ...
The mayor says he makes his decisions thinking about one intersection. We went there. It needs paving.
Charlotte Hurt says she didn’t choose to move to Southeast
127th Avenue and Mill Court. And she hasn’t heard of Portland Mayor
Hurt moved last year
to a turquoise cottage fo