Fish Says It's Time to End the Occupation of Lownsdale and Chapman Squares

Ends City Parks Bureau's support for Occupy Portland camp

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City Commissioner Nick Fish has pulled his Parks and Recreation employees out of the Occupy Portland camp out of concern for their safety, leaving the Occupiers with no public toilets, no trash pickup and no park security.---Fish tells WW the damage to Chapman and Lownsdale squares has gone too far, and city employees have found that Occupy campers have cut down branches from the historic elms.  ...   More
 
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Hannah Hoffman

Read Eileen Brady's 2003 Letter to Sam Adams Following Her Exclusion from Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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As WW reported in today's print edition, Portland police excluded Eileen Brady from Tom McCall Waterfront Park in June 2003 for 30 days after she ignored an officer's order that she walk her bike through Rose Festival crowds. According to the police report, Brady, who's now running for mayor, reacted angrily and tried to get the officer to back off, telling him she had three "close friends" on the ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Who Are The Highest-Paid City of Portland Employees? New Salary Data For 9,000 City Workers

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As promised in this week's print edition of WW, here is the compensation information for every city of Portland employee in the 2011 fiscal year. There are approximately 9,000 names in all; the list is broken up alphabetically. Use the quick links to navigate: Aaby-Brown | Brown-Doering | Doherty-Greinke | Greisen-Johnson | Johnson-Madison< | Madrigal-Ochs | Ocken-Sahli | Sahnow-Terzo | Sahnow-Terzo ...   More
 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.


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Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

After Hearing, Equity Office Will Return For Vote Late Next Month

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Members of local civil rights organizations turned out by the dozens to support the proposed Portland Office of Equity at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.In public testimony, advocates called out numerous areas of social and racial disparity in Portland, citing statistics and disparity studies as evidence of the city’s need to move forward with the ordinance.Supporters told the council that ...   More
 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Equally Confused

Mayor Adams has let his plans for an office of equity become a shambles. Commissioner Fritz may pay the price.


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It should’ve been a gimme: a city of Portland office devoted to making sure “everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve thei   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 COREY PEIN

Bike Share: What Can Portlanders Expect? (Updated With Clarification And Photo)

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Yesterday the Portland City Council voted 4-1 to approve a public bike share program like those gaining popularity in cities like Paris, London, Denver and Washington, D.C. The approved proposal would seek to leverage $2 million in federal money to obtain another $2 million in private funding, so whether or not this program actually materializes could be contingent on finding the support of a corporate ...   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 COREY PEIN

Hotseat: Eileen Brady

She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.


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Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith. At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

Source: No Indication That Alleged Parking Meter Corruption Extends Upward

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As first reported by The Oregonian, federal officials this morning raided the home and city office of Portland city parking manager Ellis McCoy to investigate allegations that he received kickbacks from the city's Florida-based parking-meter company. The feds have also subpoenaed city records about its contract with the company, Cale Parking Systems USA. A law-enforcement official tells WW that ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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