It often seems that the only thing more common than coffee shops on Portland street corners are neighborhood nail salons.
It’s a domain of
manicures, pedicures and shellac, and it’s populated by
Among the small-ticket items in the Portland Water Bureau's budget that tick off grumpy ratepayers are the city's many decorative fountains, which the Water Bureau has maintained under a longstanding agreement with city parks officials.
That cost to ratepayers is such a frequent source of grumbling, it rated a mention in Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade's More
What earmarks might Portland’s 2011-12 budget include?
Mayor Sam Adams is supposed to introduce his proposed city budget this week for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The majority of
Portland’s $391 million discretionary general-fund budget,
Tomorrow, WW issues its endorsements for the two money measures from Portland Public Schools on the May ballot. The first is a $548 million construction bond to rebuild nine schools and update all of the remaining 76 schools in the district, Oregon's largest. The second measure renews and expands an existing operating levy that currently generates about $40 million a year to support PPS. If voters...
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith this evening introduces two versions of next year's budget. Both versions of the budget will include significant cuts owing to the $40 million decline in state revenue for PPS. But one budget—the one based on the possibility that voters will reject the local option levy in May—will make far deeper cuts. If the levy passes, PPS will have to ma...
A proposal to strengthen independent oversight of water and sewer rates is circulating in Portland City Hall, but at least one city commissioner is deeply skeptical.
The proposal comes from Dave Johnson, a former member of the Portland Utility Review Board, the existing city-sanctioned volunteer panel that is supposed to offer independent oversight of Portland's water and sewer rates. PURB, the...
Portland's volunteer-led Human Rights Commission has asked for more independence from City Hall.
The request comes amid changes at Portland's Office of Human Relations, which formed in 2008 under then-Mayor Tom Potter. It oversees the Human Rights Commission, which "advocates for and ta...
The Benson Polytechnic High School principal who played the awkward role of leading Benson even as his boss, Superintendent Carole Smith, worked to strip the career-focused school of many of its programs, will retire at the end of the school year.Now advocates for Benson are scrambling to make sure their voices are heard as Smith searches for Steve Olczak's replacement as the storied school's next...