Portland Bottling faces allegations it ripped off ratepayers while championing a measure to lower water bills.
No corporation had more at stake in the May ballot measure over control of the city’s water than Portland Bottling Co.
bottler contributed $100,000—more than any other don
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have been holding high-profile public meetings to talk with residents and businesses about reworking their plan for a "street fee" to fund transportation projects.
This morning, however, Hales met privately with some of the business lobbyists who first raised the specter of placing the street fee on the ballot, ...
Turn down the banjo and put a muffler on that didgeridoo: Mayor Charlie Hales' office will this week begin citing street musicians for noise violations at Last Thursday.
"We're going to start enforcing the noise this month," says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. "We're going start having [noise officer] Paul Van Orden going out and telling people, 'Here's how loud your ...More