Portland Street Fee Didn't Have Crucial Third Vote: City Commissioner Amanda Fritz

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Here's one of the reasons Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick today announced a five-month delay in passing a street fee: Commissioner Amanda Fritz, their crucial third vote, told them she wasn't ready to vote for it.Fritz tells WW she informed Novick and Hales she didn't think their proposal was ready after a contentious May 29 public hearing."After the hearing, it was very ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Former Portland Finance Chief Jack D. Graham Will Sue City for Racial Discrimination

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The City of Portland's former finance chief, Jack D. Graham, has filed notice of his intent to sue the city for racial discrimination and defamation.The tort claim filed by Graham this afternoon says Graham intends to individually sue three city commissioners—Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz and Steve Novick—for comments they made about a city investigation into his handling of a money transfer."Even more ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Fritz Forgives $123,000 Loan to City Hall Campaign

She tells supporters to donate to Jeff Merkley instead.

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz rang in the new year by dropping some campaign debt from the old. Fritz has forgiven $123,418 in loans she made to her own campaign last year. That's a holiday gift to the supporters she'd been asking to reimburse her self-funded election.She had been accepting donations to recoup the money she spent on a hotly contested 2012 race for her City Council seat against former ...   More
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 AARON MESH

Hales Wants Right 2 Dream Too in This Old Town Warehouse

UPDATE: Camp likely to reject offer, its lawyer says.

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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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Fritz, Hales Split on Sex Trafficking Funds

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Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is breaking away from Mayor Charlie Hales' budget proposals—for the second time this year. The reason is the same: They can't reach an agreement on how much money the city should give to help teenage victims of sex trafficking.Hales' refusal in May to restore $117,000 in funding to help children who have been forced into prostitution on Portland’s streets, ...   More
 
Friday, November 8, 2013 AARON MESH

Grimm Filming Ignites Flame War... On a Brick Wall

Resident has faith Amanda Fritz will fix the problem

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If that pesky earthquake ever hits, it's encouraging to know that comment board trolling isn't limited to the web in Portland.Consider this exchange of ideas, taped to a brick wall at a location we're still trying to identify. According to a thread on Reddit, several city residents recently decided to weigh in on the filming of the NBC TV show Grimm. The popular show, filmed in and set in the city, ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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Metro consultant Tom Hazinski told a City Club audience during a debate Sept. 6 that Portland is different from other cities. “There’s a sense of vibrancy and place other cities have a hard ti   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Unhappy Campers

A stickler for City Hall process, Amanda Fritz takes a new tack with Right 2 Dream Too.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has always demanded that City Hall follow its own rules. She often railed against ex-Commissioner Randy Leonard’s backroom maneuvers and held up the City Council o   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Pearl District Neighborhood Association and Homer Williams May Sue City Over Homeless Camp Move

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The Pearl District Neighborhood Association voted last night to release $10,000 in funds for legal action against the City of Portland over City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's plan to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too beneath the Broadway Bridge.Neighborhood Association president Patricia Gardner tells WW the group is weighing whether to sue the city or challenge it at the state's land-use board. She ...   More
 
Friday, September 13, 2013 AARON MESH

City Reaches Deal to Move Right 2 Dream Too

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The City of Portland has reached a deal to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too from Old Town to a property under the Broadway Bridge, says the camp's lawyer.WW reported last week that City Commissioner Amanda Fritz was trying to broker a deal with the camp and Old Town property owner Michael Wright to lease a Portland Development Commission property under the bridge. "We have reached an agreement," ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 AARON MESH

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