Tag Archives: City of Portland

Ferry between Portland and Vancouver? Backers call for public funding, ‘courage’

Portland is “woefully lagging behind” dozens of fellow river cities around the globe, backers of an upstart ferry project said Friday, and it’s past time for the metro area and the state to find the political courage – and the cash – to help make a larger system happen here. Source: Ferry between Portland and […]
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Opinion: Addressing Portland’s two homeless crises

Last month, Forbes magazine named Portland one of the best places in the country for business and careers. But few noticed. The public’s attention has turned to those the economy has left behind — people living on the streets, in cars, or in emergency shelters. The homeless crisis dominated state and local elections, and rival candidates found […]
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Lack of ferry means trouble in river city, backers say

Oregon Transportation Commissioners hear first report on Frog Ferry concept on Friday, Nov. 16. Advocates for a ferry service linking downtown Portland with Vancouver made quite a splash during a first unveiling of the proposal before the Oregon Transportation Commission. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lack of ferry means trouble in river city, backers say

Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund

Large retailers doing business in Portland will have to pay a 1 percent tax on the revenue they generate in the city. Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals. Source: Portlanders Pass Measure […]
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Secretary of State dismisses elections complaint on Portland M26-201

The Portland Clean Energy Fund no and yes campaigns are still arguing over the endorsements of two restaurateurs who are not fluent in English. The Oregon Secretary of State’s office has quickly dismissed a formal complaint against Keep Portland Affordable after featured opponents to city Measure 26-201 changed course and said they were misled. Source: […]
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Work begins on Outer SE Powell on Monday

No parking will be allowed between SE 122nd and 134th as safety improvements get underway on Nov. 5. Portland will move one step closer to taking control of Powell Boulevard on Monday, Nov. 5. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Work begins on Outer SE Powell on Monday

Oregon Dismisses Complaint Alleging Portland Gross Receipts Tax Opponents Intentionally Misled Business Owners

The complaint alleged opponents intentionally misled Portland small business owners into signing documents they believed endorsed another measure. The Oregon secretary of state’s office has thrown out a complaint filed against opponents of the Portland gross receipts tax measure. The complaint alleged the Keep Portland Affordable PAC misled at least two local business owners into signing campaign […]
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Portland’s Economic and Housing Outlook

This morning I am presenting at the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland’s annual forecast breakfast. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to attend again, so we have lots of topics to catch up on! The National Association of Home Builders’ chief economist, Robert Dietz, will also be presenting. I am looking […]
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Tracking Hate | Sexual Violence And Homelessness – OPB’s Think Out Loud

People in Eugene who experience hate incidents have more options than just going to the police. They can also turn to a city department that’s charged with keeping track of bias incidents and hate crimes. Since the program was created six years ago, there’s been more reporting of hate crimes, and victims say they feel […]
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Oregon has seventh cheapest utility costs in U.S., no thanks to internet prices: ranking

Move.org figured out which states pay the most for utilities: electricity, natural gas, internet, cable and water. Source: Oregon has seventh cheapest utility costs in U.S., no thanks to internet prices: ranking