Last month, the Portland Development
Commission resumed negotiations on two long-debated projects requiring
millions in public subsidies: an office tower in Southwest Portland
without a carbon f
Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) today released to WW a 1994 diversion agreement arising from an assault charge he faced after an off-campus party Smith attended while a University of Oregon student. (A copy of the settlement is here and here.)As WW reported yesterday, Smith scuffled with a young woman who was reportedly drunk and angry at him because she thought he had tipped her ...
Charge was dropped after Smith's lawyer arranged for a settlement
Eugene police cited Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) in 1993 for an misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident with a woman at an off-campus party when he attended the University of Oregon.Police and the Lane County District Attorney's office dropped the charge after Smith, then 20 and a sophomore at UO, settled out of court with the woman. Smith spoke to WW Monday about the incident ...
Jefferson Smith is holding a 3 pm press conference in Terry Schrunk Plaza, presumably in response to today's WW report that he was cited in 1993 for misdemeanor assault in an incident involving a woman. The conference was scheduled to be held in front of City Hall, but had to be moved because the TV series Portlandia is doing a shoot on the location. WW is covering the press conference ...
The city’s labor contract with police
allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to
talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union
In 2009, Tom Moyer abandoned work on a new 33-story office
and condominium tower in the center of Portland’s downtown retail
district. The development mogul’s company has left us with a gaping
If Oregon is so solidly blue, why should a Portlander bother voting this year?
Oregon is a die-hard blue state—and anyway, since the
conventions, Obama’s been running away with the election. So, as a
Portlander, why should I bother voting? —Derpa the Sherpa