A native Portlander talks about his (so far) lonely effort to recall the mayor and a city commissioner.
Ray Horton is fed up.
Like a lot of
Portlanders, he resents the idea that households might have to pay a
$144-per-year fee to pave streets. And he’s irritated by what he views
as the high-ha
City Commissioner Steve Novick wrote a mass email this week to employees at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, reasserting his commitment to raising $50 million a year for road repair with a "street fee."
In the July 7 email, Novick pledges his dedicat...
Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.
Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.
Francisco-based online startup laid out two tables lined with trays of
bagels, brownies and blueberry muffins. It invit
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to amend city zoning code to allow short-term rentals like Airbnb in apartments and condominiums.
"It was not in the original proposal from the [planning] bureau, but we asked the bureau to look into it," says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. "Expecting good debate today."The hearing on Airbnb and other short-term rentals—when a...